Logical Insufficiency of the "Two Postulates" of Special Relativity
|Title||Logical Insufficiency of the \"Two Postulates\" of Special Relativity|
|Author(s)||Thomas E Phipps|
|Keywords||logical insufficiency, two postulates, special relativity|
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.