**Author:**

Kassir, Radwan M.

**Category:**

Research Papers

**Sub-Category:**

Relativity Theory

**Date Published:**

September 23, 2016

**Keywords:**

Special relativity; Lorentz transformation restrictions; time dilation; length contraction

**Abstract:**

In this paper the Lorentz Transformation (LT) is shown to be merely a set of equations applicable under the conditions reflecting the theorized principle of the speed of light invariance implemented in the direction of relative motion. It is revealed the LT is limited to events with coordinates satisfying the light speed space-time relation (i.e., x = ct). Einstein’s prediction of time dilation and length contraction is based on applying the LT equations to restricted coordinates. It is shown that such LT applications lead to mathematical contradictions.

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