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On the Physical Consistency of the Special Theory of Relativity (STR)

Noninski, Vesselin (2003) On the Physical Consistency of the Special Theory of Relativity (STR). [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    There are well-established facts whose validity is beyond any doubt, such as the fact that 2 + 2 = 4 or the fact that, say, a lamp that can only flash once in its entire lifetime can only flash at a given coordinate x and at a given time t in a given system O. Such lamp cannot flash at a given moment t at two different coordinates x in this system O. A theory is physically inconsistent if it leads to conclusions which contradict such well-established facts. In this text arguments are given which show that STR leads to conclusions which are in contradiction with well-established facts and therefore it is physically inconsistent.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Special Theory of Relativity, Lorentz Transformations
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: Vesselin Noninski
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2003
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 1007
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1007

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