By Patrick Cornille

ISBN-10: 9812383670

ISBN-13: 9789812383679

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Our preceding calculation does not imply that the velocity is constant. Therefore, we can associate the deformation of the waves to the acceleration of the particle. If the acceleration ceases, the waves will keep a constant form and the particle a constant motion. Now, if we bring back our particle at rest in the laboratory frame, then the waves will recover their initial shape. That is the reason why we think that the transport of a clock from one point to another one in the same reference frame must give a null result concerning the outcome of the twin paradox as discussed in a next chapter.

In other words, all events are simultaneous: this is the " static simultaneity" obtained while taking an instantaneous picture. However, two events whether distant or not in space, can also occur at two different or identical times. These events, for instance the creation of a pair of particles or the coincidence of two reference frames, are observed with respect to the passing of time: this dynamical simultaneity could be obtained while taking a movie. In relativistic mechanics, the problem of simultaneity is laid down differently if the first hypothesis is not verified anymore.

That is the reason why we think that the transport of a clock from one point to another one in the same reference frame must give a null result concerning the outcome of the twin paradox as discussed in a next chapter. This point of view is sustained by the Prisch experiment (17) where a radioactive clock is brought to rest in the laboratory frame by slowing down the moving particles to finally recover their rest mean life time. The preceding formulation of the time dilatation disproves the argument used by many physicists concerning the acceleration effect which can be made insignificant by taking either an infinite acceleration or an infinite distance for the uniform clock motion.

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