alexa Abstract | Mathematical Issue in Section 2 of On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies
ISSN: 2090-0902

Journal of Physical Mathematics
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In Albert Einstein’s first published work, ‘On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies’, he introduced a set of equations, namely image which have the form ‘time=distance/velocity’, as a part of the conclusion of Section 2. In these equations, Einstein implied that an event in a moving system viewed from within that moving system differs from the same event viewed from a reference stationary system. This perspective became the fundamental basis of the special theory of relativity (STR).

However, considering Sections 1 and 2 of Einstein’s paper using practical examples and numerical values, we find that an inconsistency is caused by using ‘relative speed’ as ‘velocity’ in the universal equation ‘time=distance/ velocity’. In the conventional mathematics, only ‘mobile speed’ is admitted as ‘velocity’ in ‘time=distance/velocity’. This is a pure mathematical issue that should be solved if we continue to use the STR, under the premise that Sections 1 and 2 of ‘On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies’ are correct.

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Author(s): Makanae M

Keywords

Special theory of relativity, Mathematics, Lorentz factor, Physical Mathematics, Axioms, Topology, Integration , Algebraic Geometry, Quantum Mechanics, mirror symmetry, Noether's theorem, Quantumelectrodynamics, Hamilton Mechanics, vector bundle, Riemannian Geometry, Theory of Mathematical Modeling, Fourier Analysis, Theoretical Physics, Analytical Geometry, Differential Equations, Complex Analysis.

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