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A revision of the time dilation effect in the special theory of relativity

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In this paper, it has been shown that some experimental confirmations for the so-called “time dilation effect” may be in a rational way explained on the basis of a thought experiment presented in a previous paper [J. Drożdżyński, Phys. Essays 26, 321 (2013)]. The performed analysis has proven, that in order to carry out a round trip of a laser pulse from the source to a perpendicular located mirror and back to the starting point, the laser source in motion of the spaceship with a constant speed must be pointed at an angle in the direction of movement; whereas at rest it should be directed perpendicular to that axis. This means, that we have not to deal with a “time dilation effect” but with two separate measurements of two separate laser signals, moving at two different distances. The ratio of the two time intervals is expressed by a somewhat different equation as stated by the Special Theory Relativity and possesses also a dissimilar meaning. It has been shown also that it can be evaluated by the observer in motion by himself as well as that the phenomenon of a relativistic length contraction does not exist. On this basis, a quantitative relation between time intervals of such oscillations in two reference frames, which are in motion with a different speed with respect to the frame at absolute rest, has been received. The relation may be of some significance for the Global Positioning System (GPS). A rational explanation of the “moving clocks” experiments as well as the “time dilation effect” of muons is presented. The existence of “paradoxes,” resulting from Special Relativity has been excluded. A new elucidation of the null result in the Michelson‐Morley experiment is presented. The analysis was based on classical physics and is giving additional evidence for the erroneousness of the principle of relativity.
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Keywords: Explanation of Moving Clocks Experiments; Falsity of the Principle of Relativity; Paradoxes; Revision of Time Dilation Effects; Revision of the Michelson‐Morley experiment; Special Theory of Relativity; Thought Experiments; “Time dilation effect” of Muons

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Wrocław, ul. F. Joliot-Curie 14, 50-383 Wrocław, Poland

Publication date: September 16, 2014

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