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Posted by Tim on March 31, 2003 13:45:37 UTC

hello Dick,

i'm inquiring from an interested layman's perspective.
permitt a small quote here sir and a question:

"Relativity is based on the idea that all physical phenomena must be independent of the coordinate system used to represent the phenomena (no unique coordinate system exists)."

i believe the coordinate system should be specified as inertial. the point being accelerated frames of reference are not specified in special relativity.

again a small quote:

"Einstein's error (and believe me, it was an error) was when he presumed that "clocks measure time". This error so pervades the field that, even today, no one in the profession of physics will even consider the possibility of error. My defense of the fact that it is an error resides in a very simple statement."

sir, it would appear that time can be reasonably measured in inertial frames of reference.
the measurement of time becomes more complex in accelerated frames.

help me out here, i'm in kinda of deep water...
i checked out your publication, and i find your thoughts very interesting. haven't reached the point of understanding them yet though. gonna have to ponder it a while.

regards tim

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