OALibJ  Vol.2 No.10 , October 2015
On an Optical Paradox in Special Relativity
Author(s) Vladimir A. Leus
ABSTRACT
Special Relativity Theory (SRT) is from time to time subject to critical assaults. There are several logically deduced discrepancies inherent in SRT (paradoxes) which demand a scrupulous examination. In this paper a new thought experiment, including two frames of reference is presented. Two trains are hurtling in opposite directions past one another in a symmetrical manner, but substantially asymmetrical events occur. This consideration leads to a contradiction in the notion of “relativity of simultaneity” — the basic tenet of SRT.
Cite this paper
Leus, V. (2015) On an Optical Paradox in Special Relativity. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-7. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101963.
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