Authors: Per Hokstad
The Lorentz transformation of the special theory of relativity (STR) describes the time dilation between two reference frames moving relative to each other at a constant speed. The present work focuses on the fact that the observations of time will depend on the location of the clocks used for time registrations. Primarily, the paper presents a unified framework for the various ‘observational principles’, i.e. specification of the position of the clocks being applied. We also investigate the time dilation for time intervals; specifying how these depend on the various observational principles. A thorough discussion of the travelling twin example is included. Throughout we restrict to consider a single space coordinate.
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