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Topic: Error in The Geometry of Special Relativity?
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Sam Wormley

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



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