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Re: Simplified Twin Paradox Resolution.
Posted:
Jan 4, 2013 4:49 PM


On Jan 4, 10:03 am, "Paul B. Andersen" wrote: > On 04.01.2013 14:36, Pentcho Valev wrote: > > > Clever Draper, > > > Special relativity predicts both  that the travelling twin proves younger > > and that the sedentary twin proves younger > > Can you prove that the Lorentz transform predicts this? > > We all know that you can't, which I am sure you will demonstrate > by failing to do so.
On the other hand, the little professor from Trondheim has demonstrated that he has failed miserably at understand the Lorentz transform. <shrug>
> >  but Einsteiniana's scenarios demonstrate only the former > > prediction and conceal the latter. > > Here you can see the twin scenario from both twins' point of view: > > http://www.gethome.no/paulba/twins.html
Good job, paul. You have handed over the material that proves you have no understanding of what the Lorentz transform is all about. <shrug>
When B is not accelerating, the Lorentz transform says there is no way to tell absolutely who is traveling and who is not. Time dilation should be building up when A observes B as well as when B observes A. The JAVA applet does not reflect what the Lorentz transform says. You may want to decrease the acceleration distance to just 1 and increase acceleration to 2 for a better dramatic effect. <shrug>
paul?s gross blunder: The mutual time dilation is building up when B is not accelerating. The applet violates the principle of relativity. <shrug>
Hopefully, paul remains ignorant on this one since else he would remove the material just like he did with the rest of his blunders. <shrug>



