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Daryl McCullough

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Re: Preferred Frame Theory indistinguishable from SR
Posted: Jul 6, 2010 8:27 AM
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harald says...

>PS I overlooked the error you made here - a confusion that is often
>seen. As Eric points out, SRT is *not* (never was!) limited to
>inertial states. It's the same as for Newtonian mechanics. SRT uses
>Poincare's PoR, which refers to Newtonian reference systems; and we
>can switch reference system whenever we like, using the LT. Thus the
>twin problem is a trivial exercise in SRT. The twin paradox however
>was aiming Einstein's *General* PoR.


I still don't know why you say that. Are you interpreting the general
principle of relativity to be "absolute acceleration is not detectable",
while the limited principle of relativity is "absolute velocity is not
detectable"?

Depending on what you mean by "acceleration", the general principle
may be true or false. If you mean *proper* acceleration, then of course
that is detectable: Put a heavy mass on a spring. If the spring is
uncompressed and unstretched, then there is no proper acceleration
in the direction of the spring. Alternatively, you can set up a
rectangular coordinate system with metersticks, and plot the trajectory
of a light beam or a tossed ball: if the plotted path is curved, then the
coordinate system is accelerating.

If by "acceleration", you mean *coordinate* acceleration, then whether
you are accelerating or not is relative to whatever coordinate system
you are using.

In any case, in what way do you think the twin paradox causes problems
for the principle of relativity?

I think you missed the point of Einstein's dialog that you
referenced. I don't see it as an admission that the twin paradox is
a consistency challenge for his theory. I take it as a tutorial about
his principle of relativity, and the twin paradox is a thought experiment
that is used to highlight distinctive features of it.

--
Daryl McCullough
Ithaca, NY



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