Volume 23: Pages 511-519, 2010
Violation of the special theory of relativity as proven by synchronization of clocks
Koshun Suto 1
15-24 Oote-Town, Isesaki City 372-0048, Japan
In the thought experiment of this paper, we first synchronized the times of clock A and clock B on each end of a rod of length L at rest in a stationary system by Einstein’s method using light signals. Next, the rod that was at rest begins moving, and an observer on the rod performed a second time synchronization when constant velocity v is reached in relationship to the coordinate system in which the rod was initially at rest. The purpose of this operation is to ensure that the times of both clocks are the same for the coordinate system of the rod moving at constant velocity. The amount of this time adjustment from the viewpoint of an observer on the rod is sometimes Lv/c2 (s) and is sometimes not Lv/c2 (s). According to the special theory of relativity, the same principle of relativity must be upheld in all frames of reference. However, it is not possible to predict the amount of time calibration for the second synchronization of clocks on each end of a rod moving at constant velocity in this experiment, even if its velocity is known. Even though the velocity is fixed, the amount of time calibration is not fixed. This result completely contradicts the principle of relativity. This paper concludes that the reason for this breakdown of the principle of relativity is the failure to consider an unknown velocity vector related to the coordinate system in which the rod was initially at rest. This paper also predicts the existence of an unknown stationary system as the source of this velocity vector. This forces the need to completely revise the special theory of relativity.
Keywords: Special Theory of Relativity, Definition of Simultaneity, Time Adjustment of Clocks, Relativity Violation
Received: June 24, 2009; Accepted: July 13, 2010; Published Online: August 4, 2010