Top Document: (SR) Lorentz t', x' = Intervals Previous Document: News Headers Next Document: 2. Table of Contents See reader questions & answers on this topic!  Help others by sharing your knowledge scientific formula. Defenders of the Special Relativity faith are especially fond of telling opponents of their spacetime fairy tales that they do not know the difference between coordinates and magnitudes. That may often be so, but the fault lies ultimately with SR dogma. The LorentzEinstein transformations cannot possibly be 'just coordinates', which is the interpre tation required to support the many sideshow carnival acts with which the SR faithful bedazzle the public, and establish their moral and intellectual superiority. If I get in my car and drive steadily for a few hours at 50 kilometers per hour, is 50t the distance I travel? Of course not. The last time my hourscounting 'just coord inates' clock was set to zero was when Zeno first reported one of his paradoxes to Parmenides. That was a long time ago, so my t is not useful for such purposes unless you also use my clock to established the starting time, perhaps t0, and use the formula 50(tt0) to calculate the distance. In any case, my t is even then not 'just a coordinate' because it always represents particular elapsed times that can be used in the (tt0) form to calculate perfectly good time intervals (elapsed times). Alternatively, I could (re)set my clock to zero at the start of some meaningful time interval, in which case my t shows a scientifically perfect current and/or end time. In which case, the LorentzEinstein t'=(tvx/cc)/g is a function of an elapsed time interval (not 'just a coordinate') and a time interval (vx/cc; the interval amount the t' clock is being screwed up at time t) and thus cannot be 'just a coordinate' since neither of the independent variables is such a 'just' thing. {Their meaning is shown below, stepbystep.] If it takes me 50 minutes to cross the Interstate highway, was x/50 my velocity crossing it? Of course not. The origin of all my axes is at the very spot where Zeno first presented his first paradox to Parmenides. That makes my x equal a couple of thousands of miles, plus, and is not useful for such purposes unless you establish the starting x value, perhaps x0, and use the formula (xx0)/50 to calculate my velocity. In any case, even then my x is not 'just a coordinate' because it always repesents particular distance intervals that can always be used in the (xx0) form for any and every scientific purose. Alternatively, I could move my xaxis origin to the starting (zero) point of some meaningful distance, in which case my x shows a scientifically perfect current and/or end distance. In which case, the LorentzEinstein x'=(xvt)/g is a function of a current/ending distance interval (not 'just a coordinate') and a distance interval (vt; the interval amount the x' axis is being screwed up at time t) and thus cannot be 'just a coordinate' since neither of the independent variables is such a 'just' thing. {Their meaning is shown below, stepbystep.] User Contributions:Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:Top Document: (SR) Lorentz t', x' = Intervals Previous Document: News Headers Next Document: 2. Table of Contents Single Page [ Usenet FAQs  Web FAQs  Documents  RFC Index ] Send corrections/additions to the FAQ Maintainer: Thnktank@concentric.net (Eleaticus)
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