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Volume 13: Pages 555-567, 2000
Correcting the Flaw in Special Relativity that Leads to the Twin Paradox—Reflections on a Debate with I. J. Good and I. McCausland
J. N. Percival
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This paper agrees with I.J. Good on the self‐consistency of the kinematics of the special theory of relativity. However, this paper shows that Good's rebuttal of a paradox raised by I. McCausland has a serious problem. Some thoughts on the meaning of this impasse are given.
Keywords: kinematics of special relativity, special relativity, clock paradox, twin paradox, extension of special relativity, time dilation equation, Minkowski diagrams, Minkowski's integral, geometric space‐time theorems
Received: November 12, 1998; Published online: December 15, 2008