Triplet Paradox (an updated version of the twin paradox experiment)

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by TonyYuan, Jul 24, 2023.

  1. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Static fields do not require energy to maintain.
    Static fields do not require energy to maintain.
    Static fields do not require energy to maintain - no matter which of the four fundamental forces you are talking about.
     
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, I think this is his basic error. The trouble is that he seems to have invested a lot of effort building a "theory" on his misconceived notion of fields being due to the emission of waves. So now he can't let go of it.
     
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  5. Mike_Fontenot Registered Senior Member

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    That much is correct.

    The (instantaneous) acceleration (by the traveler) to the initial outbound speed doesn't produce any asymmetry ... they each say the other is ageing more slowly (by the gamma factor).

    And the (instantaneous) acceleration of the traveler when they are reunited (so that they are mutually stationary then) produces no effect on their two ages.

    So how can it be that the home twin (she) is older when the traveler (he) returns, given that they each say the other is ageing slower during both the outbound and the inbound trips. The only possibility is that, according to HIM, she ages instantaneously during his instantaneous turnaround, by the exact amount that is required to make them agree about their respective ages at the reunion. (And there is a simple equation for computing that).

    The most interesting thing is that, if at some distance he instantaneously increases his speed in the direction AWAY from her (instead of TOWARD her), he will conclude that she instantaneously gets YOUNGER!

    You're welcome. Over and out.
     
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