Asymmetric Time Dilation and the Velocity Transformation
Einstein’s Dual Versions of Relativity
Relativity and Gravity Publication - No. 51
Buenker
Robert J.
Prof. Dr.
Buenker, Robert J.
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2014-08-12
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<p>It is shown that in a number of key instances, Einstein’s standard theory of relativity
predicts opposite results for the same quantity depending on how it is applied. Many of these
involve using Einstein’s velocity transformation (VT) to solve a given problem instead of the
Lorentz transformation (LT). For example, applying the VT to the famous case of two lightning
strikes occurring at opposite ends of a train finds unequivocally that the ensuing light pulses
meet at the midpoint simultaneously for both the rider and his counterpart at rest on the station
platform, contrary to what is concluded (absolute remote non-simultaneity of events) in the
conventional approach to this problem. The VT also indicates that isotropic length expansion
accompanies time dilation rather than the opposite effect deduced on the basis of the Fitzgerald-
Lorentz length contraction (FLC) phenomenon of the LT. It is also shown that the symmetric
view of time dilation, also based on the LT, whereby two observers in motion disagree as to
which of two identical clocks runs slower, is impossible to realize in practice. A key finding is
that experimental timing results satisfy a law of physics that is distinctly asymmetric and which
was in fact also mentioned in Einstein’s 1905 paper. Combining the above law with the VT
leads to an alternative Lorentz transformation (ALT) that also satisfies Einstein’s two postulates
of relativity while avoiding the inherent contradiction caused by the above symmetric
relationship demanded by the LT. Nothing is lost by doing this since all successful applications
of Einstein’s theory that have previously been attributed to the LT can be obtained without it
from the VT alone.
Einstein’s Symmetry Principle (ESP)
asymmetric time dilation
Universal Time- Dilation Law (UTDL)
Lorentz transformation (LT)
velocity transformation (VT)
alternative Lorentz transformation (ALT)
absolute remote simultaneity
isotropic length expansion
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