[0910.1929] The twin paradox and Mach's principle

Authors: Herbert I.M. Lichtenegger, Lorenzo Iorio

Date: 10 Oct 2009

Abstract: The problem of absolute motion in the context of the twin paradox is discussed. It is shown that the various versions of the clock paradox feature some aspects which Mach might have been appreciated. However, the ultimate cause of the behavior of the clocks must be attributed to the autonomous status of spacetime, thereby proving the relational program advocated by Mach as impracticable.

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Oct 13, 2009

0910.1929 (/preprints)
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