Volume 22: Pages 221-222, 2009
Einstein’s principle of relativity and cosmic-ray muon decay
Stephan J. G. Gift 1
1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad West Indies
This paper shows that the famous cosmic-ray muon time dilation experiment of Rossi and Hall contains an inertial frame asymmetry that is inconsistent with Einstein’s principle of relativity.
Keywords: Special Theory of Relativity, Einstein’s Principle of Relativity, Muons, Light Speed Invariance Postulate
Received: August 3, 2005; Accepted: January 22, 2009; Published Online: June 2, 2009