Letter
Contradictions in Einstein’s Special Relativity Theory
Buenker
Robert J.
Prof. Dr.
Buenker, Robert J.
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2015-07-13
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<p> Symmetric and asymmetric time dilation are defined. It is noted that the Lorentz
transformation (LT) of Einstein's original theory of relativity predicts that time dilation is
always symmetric, i.e. that two clocks can each be running slower than the other, whereas
experimental studies have invariably found that it is always possible to determine which of
two clocks is slower than the other. It is concluded on this basis that <i>the LT is invalid</i> and
needs to be replaced by another space-time transformation that is consistent with asymmetric
time dilation. It is shown that there is another space-time transformation that also satisfies
Einstein's two postulates of relativity, but one which assumes that clock rates in different rest
frames are <i>strictly proportional</i> to one another. It is therefore in complete agreement with the
results of the above time-dilation experiments and also with the clock-rate adjustment
procedure applied to satellite clocks in the methodology of the Global Positioning System;
hence the designation GPS-LT for this alternative space-time transformation. Unlike the
original LT, the GPS-LT is consistent with the absolute remote simultaneity of events, and it
eliminates the necessity of assuming that space and time are inextricably mixed. It also
disagrees with the FitzGerald-Lorenz length-contraction predictions of the original theory,
finding instead that <i>isotropic length expansion always accompanies time dilation</i> in a given
rest frame.
postulates of special relativity
Lorentz transformation (LT)
relativistic velocity transformation (RVT)
Global Positioning System-Lorentz transformation (GPS-LT)
transverse Doppler effect
clock-rate proportionality
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