Astrophysics & Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 2329-6542

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Robert Buenker J

Bergische Universität Wuppertal,
Gaussstr. 20, D-42097 Wuppertal

  • Review Article
    GPS-Compatible Lorentz Transformation that Satisfies the Relativity Principle
    Author(s): Robert Buenker JRobert Buenker J

    In relativity theory there are two versions of time dilation: symmetric and asymmetric. In the first case, it is assumed that a moving clock always runs slower than the observer's local clock, so it is just a matter of perspective which of two clocks runs faster. By contrast, asymmetric time dilation assumes that if two clocks are running at different rates, one of them is unambiguously slower. The Lorentz transformation (LT) of Einstein's special theory of relativity (STR) predicts that only symmetric time dilation occurs in nature. However, experimental studies of the rates of atomic clocks on airplanes, as well as of the second-order Doppler effect using high-speed rotors, find that time dilation is exclusively asymmetric, in clear contradiction to the LT. In the present work, it is shown that there is another space-time transformation that also satisfies Einstein's two postulates .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6542.1000115

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