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TOPIC: Clock boundary principle with respect to the role of time in laws of physics and its application to special relativity by Srdjan Mijatovic [refresh]
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Srdjan Mijatovic wrote on Nov. 10, 2008 @ 14:45 GMT
Essay Abstract

Time measurement plays a crucial role in special relativity (SR in further text). Time is measured with clocks and this paper will examine the role of clocks in general and as it pertains to SR. The examination will focus on physical reality of clocks and newly established principle of clock boundary. The topic of this paper is not to dispute Einstein's SR - for the purposes of argument it is assumed to be correct as it has been accepted in its logic and verified in experiment. We will examine the role of time in relation to that of clocks. A term 'time' is often used interchangeably with that of a 'clock', at least when it comes to representation of physical reality of it that we experience. We will provide more rigorous distinction between the two and examine the effects to SR. The conclusions will not negate SR but will open new avenues for it and its application to reality. We will provide some new predictions that do not invalidate SR - however they do find SR to be a special case of a larger perspective.

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Srdjan Mijatovic is a principal engineer with a leading Silicon Valley technology firm.

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