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Volume 12: Pages 368-371, 1999
Universality of the Numerical Value of Length and Its Implications for Time Dilation
Institute of liberal Arts, Otaru University of Commerce, Otaru, Hokkaido 047‐8501, Japan
Our recent proposal [Phys. Essays 11, 521 (1998)] for introducing separate units of length for each reference frame is extended to the case of time. The advantage of this proposition is exemplified by considering the moving muon's dilated lifetime and the twin paradox.
Keywords: Einstein, special relativity, Lorentz transformations, paradoxes
Received: March 23, 1999; Published online: December 15, 2008