Relativity and Cosmology


The Problem with the Relativity of Simultaneity

Authors: Declan Traill

Relativity claims that the simultaneity between two (or more) observers, each traveling in different Inertial Reference Frames (IRFs) is such that “Both observers consider the clock of the other as running slower”. This is shown on a Minkowski diagram in the section titled “Time dilation” on the Wikipedia page given in my Reference [2]. However, as I will explain, this interpretation leads to an inconsistency which cannot be true. I point out the error being made in the interpretation of Minkowski diagrams that leads to this inconsistency, and how the diagram should be interpreted to correct this error.

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[v1] 2019-10-06 02:49:44
[v2] 2019-11-07 22:58:52
[v3] 2019-11-09 01:31:52
[v4] 2019-11-14 21:07:23
[v5] 2019-11-24 21:15:28
[v6] 2019-11-26 15:31:57
[v7] 2019-11-26 22:42:40

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