6. Foppe D. Hoekstra, A behavioral contradiction in relativity theory at the edge of inertial systems

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Volume 32: Pages 32-33, 2019


A behavioral contradiction in relativity theory at the edge of inertial systems


Foppe D. Hoekstraa)


Joop Schweitzerstrjitte 26, 8581KK Elahuizen, The Netherlands


A moving train wagon fitted with a printer at each end that simultaneously prints dots on the rail makes the consequences of Lorentz transformations tangible. A lot of such wagons that form a full circular train, being a symmetrical rotating system, makes it clear that, within the scope of Lorentz transformations, the behavior of a moving inertial system is incompatible with that of an infinitely small part of a rotating system, even though there are no differences between these two systems to account for it.


Un wagon de train en mouvement avec des imprimantes aux deux extrémités qui impriment des points simultanément sur le rail rend tangible les conséquences des transformations de Lorentz. Un grand nombre de ces wagons qui forment un train complètement circulaire, étant un système en rotation symétrique, montre clairement que dans le cadre des transformations de Lorentz, le comportement d’un système inertiel en mouvement est incompatible avec celui d’une partie infiniment petite d’un système rotatif même s’il n’existe aucune différence entre ces deux systèmes qui peut le justifier.


Key words: Lorentz Transformations; Special Relativity Theory; Rotational Systems; Inertial Systems; Contradiction.


Received: September 23, 2018; Accepted: December 20, 2018; Published Online: January 8, 2019


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