Frequent errors in special relativity

von Diego Saa

Frequent errors in special relativity
Diego Saa

Cornell University Library

Some reasons are given to suggest that the interpretation of the Lorentz’ transformations as if they referred to coordinates instead of to intervals could be incorrect. Besides, the usual form of such transformations, by using variables that
represent finite values instead of differentials, could be another error. Later it is shown that the Lorentz contraction factor must not have the form currently accepted for it if the Lorentz contraction factor is assumed to be equal to the quotient between time differentials.



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