von Andrew A. Gray
The Twin Paradox: A Detailed Study
Andrew A. Gray
A detailed explanation of the Twin Paradox found in special relativity. One twin travels to Planet Zog and returns home only to find himself younger than his identical twin. In
Part I we explore the case when one twin uses acceleration to turn around at Zog after traveling near the speed of light. Part II explores this same case as viewed by the other twin. Part III uses three siblings (triplets) to model this experiment without the use of acceleration at Zog. We find no contradictions and special relativity seems to be self-consistence in all three of these scenarios.
- 12. Januar 2013