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A Wrong Argument in a Seminal Physics Paper

Author:

Leon, Antonio

Category:

Research Papers

Sub-Category:

Relativity Theory

Language:

English

Date Published:

April 19, 2020

Downloads:

34

Keywords:

relativity of simultaneity, Principle of Relativity, Einstein test for synchronous clocks, special relativity, history of physics.

Abstract:

This article examines a wrong argument in a seminal physics paper published 114 years ago: Einstein's paper on the electrodynamics of moving objects. Although the argument in question is not determinant for the main conclusions of the paper (thanks to the prevalence of Lorentz transformation also deduced in the same paper), it contains several basic and significant errors that have remained undetected to this day. Those errors are consequences of a misinterpretation of the Principle of Relativity, surprisingly the same misinterpretation one can find in some naif critiques of special relativity. Considering the relevance of the paper and of its author, and the importance of the errors, there is no alternative but to make them public.

Comments

Lev Verkhovsky(Moscow, Russian Federation):
SRT is completely erroneous since it is based on the wrong kind of transformations: they have lost the scale factor characterizing the Doppler effect. First, Lorentz considered a more general form of transformations (with a scale factor), but then he, and also Poincare and Einstein equated it 1 without proper grounds. Their form was artificially narrowed, the formulas became incorrect. This led to a logical contradiction of the theory, to unsolvable paradoxes.
Accordingly, GRT is also incorrect.
For more details, see my brochure "Memoir on the Theory of Relativity and Unified Field Theory" (2000):
http://vixra.org/abs/1802.0136

Posted: April 26, 2020 @ 4:33:37 am

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