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On the incompleteness of special relativity 1/3

Author:

Leon, Antonio

Category:

Research Papers

Sub-Category:

Relativity Theory

Language:

English

Date Published:

March 14, 2023

Downloads:

109

Keywords:

distancing, universal distancing, absolute distancing sign, absolute space, Lorentz Transformation, local simultaneity, special relativity, formal incompleteness.

Abstract:

This article introduces the concept of distancing between two moving physical objects that are approaching each other, or moving away from each other. The sign of this distancing is defined as positive if both objects are moving away from each other and negative if they are moving toward each other. It is then formally proved, within the framework of special relativity, the absolute nature of the sign so defined: it is the same for all inertial reference frames. The problem is that it is also proved, within the same frame, that this sign is not always the same in different inertial reference systems. We are then faced with a duality: either the theory of relativity is incomplete and certain physical processes, such as the distancing of two moving objects, fall outside its scope of study, or else the theory is inconsistent. In the most favorable case of incompleteness, we would have to admit that special relativity cannot analyze one of the most common mechanical processes in the observable universe: the distancing between its moving objects.

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