Relativity and Cosmology

   

The Concept of Basic Clocks and Simultaneity in TSR

Authors: Per Hokstad

Abstract. The concept of ‘basic clocks’ was introduced in Hokstad (2018b). These are moving clocks to be applied in the theory of special relativity (TSR). They experience an initial synchronization at a common location, and provide the basis for defining time and simultaneity. Here we elaborate and motivate the concept somewhat further, also utilizing symmetry. We further allow having a successive chain of initial synchronizations. This is required in the ‘travelling twin’ example, in order to handle the turning of the twin. Finally, the approach is used to discuss the interpretation of the case of the µ-mesons.

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[v1] 2019-04-10 05:58:06

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