by Robert J. Buenker Bergische Universität, Wuppertal
The present blog calls attention to an undeclared assumption made by Albert Einstein in his landmark paper [Ann. Physik 17, 891 (1905)] in which he introduced the special theory of relativity (SR).The emphasis in textbooks and periodicals is always on his two postulates of relativity (the relativity principle and the constancy of the speed of light in free space), but the well-known results of his theory such as Fitzgerald-Lorentz length contraction and the symmetry of time dilation (two clocks in motion each running slower than the other) are based just as directly on this totally unsubstantiated assumption as on the latter (please follow this link for the full text of this introduction).
For my proposal for an Alternative Lorentz Transformation (ALT), click here.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Inertial Clocks and Remote Non-Simultaneity
Symposium on Special Theory of Relativity, June 4, 2020
A video conference attended by students and faculty members of 43 Indian universities.