The SpaceTime Lorentz Transformation: Relativity of Simultaneity is Incompatible with Translational Invariance
Abstract
Observations of the apparent times and positions of moving clocks as predicted by both `nonlocal' and `local' Lorentz Transformations are considered. Only local transformations respect translational invariance. Such transformations change temporal but not spatial intervals, so breaking space time exchange symmetry and forbidding relativity of simultaneity and length contraction. A satellite cesium clock experiment to test these predictions is proposed.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 March 2004
 arXiv:
 arXiv:physics/0403127
 Bibcode:
 2004physics...3127F
 Keywords:

 Physics  General Physics
 EPrint:
 34 pages, 9 figures, 6 tables. See also physics/0004012, physics/0403094. If the arguments presented in this paper prove to be correct, all text books on special relativity will need to be rewritten. v2 mistake explained in `Added Note'. References added, conclusions unchanged