January 4, 2017
Relativity. Inertial reference frame. Einstein. Lorentz. Lawden. Rindler. Time dilation. Length contraction. Tensor Calculus. Twins Paradox. Pole-in-barn Paradox. Michelson-Morley. Ives-Stilwell. Pound-Rebka. Rossi-Hall. Hafele- Keating
General philosophy and sophisticated mathematics are the foundation stones of the current understanding of Einstein’s special and general relativity.
Within the theories of curved spacetime and of relativistic cosmology, with its geometry and dynamics appearing to represent the physics of the entire universe, there is a common misunderstanding of light's behaviour relative to inertial reference frames. In particular, I examine the errors in maths and logic made by Wolfgang Rindler and D.F. Lawden, from which further erroneous assumptions have been extrapolated.