12. S. Baune, Time for another paradox

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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