## Baxter's Railroad Company.

**Authors:** J.C.Valks

In this document we analyze the thought experiment proposed by
Baxter. Baxter's conclusion is that his thought experiment shows a
contradiction and that therefore relativity is wrong. However, we shall show that
there is no contradiction and that eventually Baxter has misinterpreted
relativity.
As Baxter in his thought experiment makes use of the relativistic
light-clock, we start with an analysis of the relativistic light-clock. The
relativistic light-clock eventually implies relations between time-intervals, but also
between distances, where a distinction is made between parallel distances
and orthogonal distances, with respect to the velocity of the moving
distance. Correct implementation of the relativistic light-clock shows that
Baxter's thought experiment does not lead to contradictions. Baxter's
contradiction is based on misinterpretation of relativity by Baxter
himself, i.e. he has not shown any contradiction.

**Comments:** 7 Pages. Baxter is wrong.

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