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Topic:
Error in The Geometry of Special Relativity?
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Mar 22, 2013 8:07 PM




Re: Error in The Geometry of Special Relativity?
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Mar 21, 2013 11:37 PM


On 3/17/13 8:25 PM, Hetware wrote: > On 3/17/2013 2:53 PM, Hetware wrote: >> I believe lambda in equation (12) should be lambda_0. This does not >> apply to lambda_+. Does anybody disagree? >> >> http://physics.oregonstate.edu/coursewikis/GSR/book/gsr/magnetism > > No takers on this one? I reported this to the author. The first time, > I had misstated the mistake, so he replied in the negative. I'm still > waiting on a reply to my second message. > > Notice that in Equation (7) he gets lambda from lambda_0 by dividing by > the Fitzgerald contraction factor. In Equation (12) he performs the > same calculation, but (I believe) incorrectly uses lambda, instead of > lambda_0. > > Can someone please confirm this, or correct my mistake.
Perhaps the author thinks you are a crank after misstating "the mistake".



