Volume 22: Pages 515-516, 2009
Time for another paradox
S. Baune 1
1Service des Enseignements Généraux, École de Technologie Supérieure (Université du Québec), 1111 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, Quebec H3C 6M8, Canada
We consider the detection of a superluminal signal. We show that there exists a particular inertial frame in which the superluminal signal is not uniquely localizable and that it is detected everywhere at the same instant within the inertial frame. This leads to a novel paradox to which we attribute the relativity of simultaneity.
Keywords: Superluminal, Simultaneity, Paradox, Tachyons, Localization
Received: April 27, 2009; Accepted: August 23, 2009; Published Online: October 2, 2009