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The Clock Paradox In Relativity Theory
by Alfred Schild (University of Texas and Hughes Aircraft Company)This article originally appeared in:
American Mathematical Monthly
Subject classification(s): Mathematical Physics | Applied Mathematics
Applicable Course(s): 4.18 Applied Math (Math Modeling) | 4.9 Geometry
This article is part of the Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 Collection. This article was presented to the Summer Meeting of the MAA in 1958. The author’s goal in this article is to “dispel the confusion on the concept of time in relativity theory which is still as wide-spread as it is unnecessary.” In the article, he discusses Minkowski geometry and the Lorentz transformations.
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