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Additions to special relativity

Author:

Chimba, Kangwa

Category:

Research Papers

Sub-Category:

Relativity Theory

Language:

English

Date Published:

July 31, 2015

Downloads:

213

Keywords:

Positive velocity change, time dilation during velocity change, length contraction during velocity change, relativity factor during velocity change, total time dilation

Abstract:

In this paper, I seek to argue with the common folklore in relativistic physics that linearly accelerating2 frames of reference cannot be used in any way in special relativity to explain phenomena. Even though Einstein himself as the great pioneer of special relativity did not attempt do this in his paper “electrodynamics of moving bodies.” I fill this gap by adding a new postulate, a basic assumption and some simple algebraic manipulation. I will systematically show how a linearly accelerating frame of reference with respect to an inertial frame can be used in special relativity to explain phenomena. I have endeavored to avoid unnecessary complications in this paper to get to the main point of the argument. In this same spirit, Leonardo Da Vinci said, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

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