Volume 5: Pages 115-120, 1992
An Inertial Clock Paradox and the Real Meaning of the Lorentz Transformations
Frank Baird 1
1613 New Gulph Road, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010 U.S.A.
The Lorentz transformations are applied to a simple time dilation problem. An examination of the results shows that the transformations are not consistent with the principle of relativity. The findings indicate that the transformations require a more accurate interpretation, truer to their historical origins.
Keywords: Lorentz transformations, time dilation, reciprocal time dilation, special relativity, clock paradox, relativity of time
Received: October 11, 1990; Published Online: December 15, 2008