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Conclusions About the Simultaneity of Two Events

Noninski, Vesselin (2003) Conclusions About the Simultaneity of Two Events. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    A 'gedanken' experiment is presented whereby two simultaneous events (from the point of view of an obesrver in a train) trigger an explosion which destroys a train. A stationary observer using the Special Theory of Relativity (STR) to determine simultaneity in the train concludes that no simultaneous events have occurred on the train, hence the train is intact. It is pointed out that the conclusion the stationary observer makes is incorrect because it is based on STR as a method to determine simultaneity.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Special Theory of Relativity, Lorentz Transformations, Simultaneity
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: Vesselin Noninski
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2003
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 1008
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1008

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