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Do moving clocks slow down?

Alizzi, Abdaljalel and Sen, Abhijit and Silagadze, Zurab (2022) Do moving clocks slow down? European Journal of Physics, 43 (6). 065601.

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Abstract

The special theory of relativity has fundamentally changed our views of space and time. The relativity of simultaneity in particular, and the theory of relativity as a whole, still presents significant difficulty for beginners in the theory. The difficulty stems from the fact that the usual presentation of special relativity is based on Newtonian concepts, which are relativized and change their meaning in the course of the presentation. A better pedagogical practice, in our opinion, would be to base the presentation from the very beginning on the four-dimensional formulation of Minkowski and thus remove from the theory all the paradoxical connotations that invariably accompany the usual presentation of special relativity.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Alizzi, Abdaljalelabdaljalel90@gmail.com
Sen, Abhijitabhijit913@gmail.com0000-0003-2783-1763
Silagadze, Zurabsilagadze@inp.nsk.su0000-0003-0704-4199
Keywords: Special relativity; Relativistic interval; The concept of time in relativity; Teaching special relativity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
General Issues > Science Education
Depositing User: Zurab Silagadze
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2022 19:02
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2022 19:02
Item ID: 21424
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Physics
Official URL: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-64...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6404/ac93ca
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
General Issues > Science Education
Date: 2022
Page Range: 065601
Volume: 43
Number: 6
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21424

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