by
Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Ottawa, Canada
The following argument proves that the Relativistic
phenomenon of "time
dilation" cannot exist.
Postscript
Added Friday, November 23, 2001
Alternatively, at Stage 4. above, the spaceships could just
keep on
accelerating for 500,000 days, then decelerate at g
= 9.80665
m/s^{2} for another 1,000,000 days, and
then again accelerate
for another 500,000 days. If Relativity is correct,
for most of
the 2,000,000 days of this journey, each spaceship
will have been
travelling relative to the other at pretty much the highest
speed it ever
could achieve, namely the speed of light; and thus the clock
carried on
board each spaceship should have virtually stopped ticking
compared to
the clock carried on board the other. So when the two
spaceships return
to their point of origin, each clock should show a reading enormously
lesser than that of the other clock -- which of course is
quite impossible.
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{Footnote}: Even if
instead
of the Galilean formula for "addition of velocities" we use
the Relativistic
formula for "compounding of velocities", namely V = (v_{1}
+
v_{2})/(1 + v_{1}v_{2}/c^{2}),
to calculate
the velocity of any one of the spaceships relative to the
other, we still
get V = 0.85/1.19 = 0.71, or 71% of the speed
of light,
which results in a <gamma> factor of 1.43,
a very significant
<gamma>
factor indeed! {BACK}