Relativity and Cosmology


Simplifying Einstein’s Thought Experiments

Authors: Edward G. Lake

Einstein’s “Gedanken” experiments (thought experiments) - particularly his train-embankment thought experiments - were apparently intended to explain Special Relativity logically and in layman’s terms, but they were written in an incredibly convoluted way, which seems to have resulted in them being misinterpreted by many physicists. This is the simplified logic of Einstein’s key thought experiments.

Comments: 28 Pages. Corrected errors and added new Experiment #11

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[v1] 2018-05-14 11:21:36
[v2] 2018-05-22 09:40:44
[v3] 2018-06-10 15:42:13

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