Relativity and Cosmology


An Approach for Analysing Time Dilation in the TSR

Authors: Per Hokstad

Abstract. We investigate time dilation under the conditions of the theory of special relativity (TSR). The arguments utilise variants of the Lorentz transformation and a direct comparison of clock readings at identical positions. The observations of time depends on (the location of) the clocks used for time registrations we investigate various observational principles. Three principles are in focus: Reference frame applying a single clock (SC); reference frame applying multiple clocks (MC); and the completely symmetric situation between reference frames. Further, the approach introduces an auxiliary reference frame and thereby gives a means to define simultaneity at different locations. We apply the approach to present a thorough discussion of the travelling twin example.

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[v1] 2017-06-18 10:29:55
[v2] 2017-07-04 11:50:46

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