Relativity and Cosmology


A Simple Thought Experiment Saying No to Length Contraction and thus to the Theory of Relativity

Authors: Laszlo G Meszaros

In a thought experiment, in which transit-times of light signal propagation over given distances are measured, it is demonstrated that the length of an object in motion is independent of the object's (relative) velocity and, consequently, equals its resting length, i.e. its 'proper' length. Thereby, after discussing Einstein's two (essentially different) light speed postulates, the scientific merit of the Special Theory of Relativity (as well as that of the Lorentz transformations) is questioned.

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