Volume 19: Pages 6-18, 2006
Time and Time Image: Twin Paradox Illusion
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The paper concludes that the net proper time difference between two observers in relative motion does not exist. The twin paradox is only an illusion due to misunderstandings.
Keywords: proper and nonproper measurements, Lorentz transformation, length contraction, time dilation, net proper time difference, twin paradox, alleged inconsistency of special relativity
Received: July 23, 2004; Published online: December 15, 2008