On the Logical Inconsistency of the Special Theory of Relativity
American Journal of Modern Physics
Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages: 43-48
Received: Feb. 22, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 14, 2017; Published: Jun. 13, 2017
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Stephen John Crothers, Theoretical Physics Unit, Institute for Basic Research, Palm Harbor, USA
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Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity requires systems of clock-synchronised stationary observers and the Lorentz Transformation. Without both, the Theory of Relativity fails. A system of clock-synchronised stationary observers is proven inconsistent with the Lorentz Transformation, because it is Galilean. The Special Theory of Relativity insists that Galilean systems must transform not by the Galilean Transformation, but by the non-Galilean Lorentz Transformation. The Theory of Relativity is therefore invalid due to an intrinsic logical contradiction.
Keywords
Special Relativity, Simultaneity, Stationary Observers, Clock-Synchronised Observers, Lorentz Transformation, Time
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Stephen John Crothers, On the Logical Inconsistency of the Special Theory of Relativity, American Journal of Modern Physics. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2017, pp. 43-48. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmp.20170603.12
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