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Apparent Simultaneity

Ben-Yami, Hanoch (2007) Apparent Simultaneity. In: [2007] EPSA07: 1st Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Madrid, 15-17 November, 2007).

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    Abstract

    I develop Special Relativity with backward-light-cone simultaneity, which I call, for reasons made clear in the paper, 'Apparent Simultaneity'. In the first section I show some advantages of this approach. I then develop the kinematics in the second section. In the third section I apply the approach to the Twins Paradox: I show how it removes the paradox, and I explain why the paradox was a result of an artificial symmetry introduced into the description of the process by Einstein’s simultaneity definition. In the fourth section I discuss some aspects of dynamics. I conclude, in a fifth section, with a discussion of the nature of light, suggesting that transmission of light energy is a form of action at a distance.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Special Relativity; Simultaneity; Twin Paradox; Light
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Conferences and Volumes: [2007] EPSA07: 1st Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Madrid, 15-17 November, 2007)
    Depositing User: Hanoch Ben-Yami
    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3260
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3260

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