9. Jürgen Parisi, Otto E. Rössler, Superluminality Paradox in Special Relativity

$25.00 each

For purchase of this item, please read the instructions.

Volume 16: Pages 254-258, 2003

Superluminality Paradox in Special Relativity

Jürgen Parisi 1, Otto E. Rössler 2

1Faculty of Physics, Department of Energy and Semiconductor Research, University of Oldenburg, D26111 Oldenburg, Germany

2Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Division of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Tübingen, D72076 Tübingen, Germany

Special relativity is shown to entail superluminality in a special case. Whenever the velocity of light in vacuum appears reduced from an outside vantage point due to the presence of an acceleration field, it is possible to violate the universal local speed limit c through filing a message through the highc region. This finding amounts to an inconsistency in special relativity that needs repair.

Keywords: special relativity, superluminal velocity, counterfactual telegraph

Received: December 17, 2002; Published online: December 15, 2008