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Examples of Conflicts in Special Relativity Resulting from Shifting Assumptions

Neil E. Munch
Year: 1997
Keywords: Special Relativity
Assumptions which shift inappropriately in special relativity theory (SRT) are discussed in a previous paper. This document provides examples of conflicts within SRT which resulted from those shifts: (a) Conflicting provisions for orientations of velocity v and c; (b) Contradictory interpretations and relationships of x,x',t,t'; (c) Inappropriate assumption of linearity; (d) Incompatible resulting SRT equations.

The status of six commonly-shifted assumptions is illustrated in small tables accompanying descriptions of the conflicts. In ordinary circumstances, each of the resulting conflicts would be sufficient to reject SRT and its presumed space-time-mass relationships as understood today.