## The logic of special relativity |

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### Contents

TIMERELATIVE OR ABSOLUTE? | 13 |

THE LOGIC OF SPACETIME | 27 |

THE LOGIC OF RELATIVE MOTION | 43 |

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absolute effects acceleration according aether anisotropy effect appears Appendix applies argument associated assume assumptions astronomical aberration basis body Builder clock readings co-ordinates concept consequence considered consistent context derivation different inertial systems dilatation Dingle distance Doppler effect Einstein measure Einstein's definitions electromagnetic energy epoch equivalent event formula fundamental observers galaxies given gravitational Hence hyperbolic trigonometry hypothesis implies inertial reference frame inertial system interpretation invariance inverse-square law isotropic kinematic symmetry Light Principle light propagation light-ray light-signal Lorentz transformation Maxwell equations McCrea mesons Michelson-Morley experiment Minkowski diagram moving with velocity obtain out-and-return journey particle phenomena phenomenon physical principle of relativity problem Prokhovnik R's clock recession velocity reciprocity red-shift reference-frame reflection relation relative motion relative velocity relativistic respect result reversal similar clocks space interval space-time Special Relativity substratum synchronous time-dilatation effect time-scale tion travelling twins uniform motion uniform velocity universe validity velocity of light velocity relative viewpoint world-line