16. Stephan J. G. Gift, Relative simultaneity does not exist

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Volume 33: Pages 515-518, 2020

Relative simultaneity does not exist

Stephan J. G. Gifta)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Relative simultaneity predicted by special relativity is shown to be false. This is done by demonstrating inconsistency arising from this prediction. The well-known train-embankment thought experiment fails to demonstrate the phenomenon and global simultaneity as exists in the Global Positioning System invalidates the prediction


La simultanéité relative prédite par la théorie restreinte de la relativité s'avère fausse. Ceci est fait en démontrant l'incohérence découlant de cette prédiction. L'expérience de pensée bien connue de train-remblais ne parvient pas à démontrer le phénomène et la simultanéité globale telle qu'elle existe dans le système de positionnement global (GPS) invalide la prédiction.


Key words: Relative Simultaneity; Time Dilation; Lorentz Transformations; Selleri Transformations; Earth-Centered Inertial (ECI) Frame; GPS.

Received: June 30, 2020; Accepted: November 13, 2020; Published Online: December 3, 2020


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