Top Document: Einstein (1905) Absurdities Previous Document: 4. The really strange and marvelous magical gamma absurdity. Next Document: 6. The time increases as distance decreases absurdity. See reader questions & answers on this topic!  Help others by sharing your knowledge Gamma=1/sqrt(1vv/cc) (he called it beta, but tradition now calls it gamma) appeared magically in Einstein's t' and x' transforms, replacing the mundane 1/(1vv/cc) without cause, reason, or justification. But Einstein did cause it to appear in expressions for the transformed y and z axes. All he had to do was say light movement along these transverse axes was at the rate sqrt(ccvv). Remember, the (cv) and (c+v) expressions Einstein used were not due to nonc light velocity, but due to the movement of objects toward which the light was moving. That condition does not hold in the y and z directions in his derivation. "In an analogous manner we find, by considering rays moving along the other two axes, that Y' = c*tau = ac(tvx'/(ccvv)) when t=y/sqrt(ccvv), x'=0." When x'=0, we find that Y' = c*tau = act, just as every SRian in the universe agrees. In any case, the t=y/sqrt(ccvv) line is the full, ridiculous justification Einstein gives for the existence of the expression sqrt(1vv/cc). Ridiculous? Sure, x'=0 is a rather small subset of the possibilities for x'; how do you generalize to the full range of the universe from x'=0? And there is not even the hint of a justification for replacing (1vv/cc) with its square root in his time and space (x) transforms. QED: Einstein's SR time transform derivation is invalid by reduction to the absurd: it is eithered based on the premise that x'=0 and not x'<>0, or based on nothing. User Contributions:Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:Top Document: Einstein (1905) Absurdities Previous Document: 4. The really strange and marvelous magical gamma absurdity. Next Document: 6. The time increases as distance decreases absurdity. Single Page [ Usenet FAQs  Web FAQs  Documents  RFC Index ] Send corrections/additions to the FAQ Maintainer: Thnktank@concentric.net (Eleaticus)
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