Logical Insufficiency of the "Two Postulates" of Special Relativity

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Scientific Paper
Title Logical Insufficiency of the \"Two Postulates\" of Special Relativity
Author(s) Thomas E Phipps
Keywords logical insufficiency, two postulates, special relativity
Published 1993
Journal Galilean Electrodynamics
Volume 4
Number 6
Pages 105-106


It is shown that an alternative kinematics in which the Lorentz contraction does not occur is compatible with the familiar "two postulates" of relativity theory. This implies that possible breaking of spacetime symmetry, inasmuch as such symmetry is not a logical consequence of those postulates.