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**Author:**

Premovic, Pavle I.

**Category:**

Research Papers

**Sub-Category:**

Relativity Theory

**Language:**

English

**Date Published:**

August 04, 2022

**Downloads:**

89

**Keywords:**

Special relativity, Lorentz-Einstein, muon, time dilation, time contraction

**Abstract:**

The time dilation of Lorentz-Einstein can be readily derived from the classical light clock experiment where the clock is positioned perpendicularly to the direction of its motion. The extent of dilation is given by the Lorentz factor: 1/√1-v2/c2 where v is the relative velocity of the light clock and c is the speed of light. The muon experiment is apparently consistent with this type of time dilation. Assuming that the Lorentz-Einstein time dilation is relevant to the light clock experiment when the clock is aligned along the direction of motion, the Lorentz-Einstein length contraction is usually then derived. However, if there is no such contraction we then deal with a time dilation of the non-Lorentz-Einstein type. The amount of time dilation is now specified by the squared Lorentz factor: 1/1-v2/c2. It appears that this type of time dilation is even much more agreeable with the muon experimental measurements than the Lorentz-Einstein type.

The experiments with muons and their extended lives are not as a result of time, for them, being dilated. At their vast speed they accrue huge MASS (Kinetic energy) this takes longer to decay. Time dilation according to Einstein, is only in the opinion of an observer, considered to be stationary with regard to the moving observer. For the moving observer, or the muon, time is consistent with 'proper' time. By reciprocity both parties can erroneously regard the other's time as being malleable. Time dilation, as such, does not exist.

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