*Failure of the Relativistic Hypercone*

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Title | Failure of the Relativistic Hypercone |

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Author(s) | Glenn Borchardt, Steven Bryant |

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Published | 2011 |

Journal | Proceedings of the NPA |

Volume | 8 |

No. of pages | 3 |

Pages | 99-102 |

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## Abstract

Einstein built relativity theory upon foundational conceptual shapes such as a spherical wave and a hypercone. He created the hypercone by defining *l*, or light-time, as *l = ct*. Conceptually and mathematically, Einstein then used *l*, or light-time, as a replacement for Time, *t*, in his derivation. Here we find that light-time, *l*, is actually a measure of Distance, not Time, because the result of a Velocity multiplied by a Time is always a Distance. Because Time and Distance cannot be used interchangeably, its mistreatment as both a Time and a Distance invalidates Einstein's hypercone concept and the resulting mathematical and theoretical conclusions. The critical mistake represents a key characteristic of Einstein's theory because it enables him to objectify Time - or treat Time as if it were a Distance. This objectification of motion, a key unstated characteristic of Relativity theory, has led to incorrect theoretical conclusions for over a century.