The Definition of Simultaneity

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Scientific Paper
Title The Definition of Simultaneity
Author(s) Andrew R Dring
Keywords simultaneity, relativity
Published 1996
Journal Galilean Electrodynamics
Volume 7
Number 2
Pages 34-38


The definition of simultaneity proposed by Einstein has largely remained unchallenged despite the fact that it is logically circular.  This paper introduces a new definition of simultaneity and explores the consequences of this new definition for the Special Theory of Relativity.  The most important facet of the new definition will be that it is manifestly frame independent and this will lead to a proof that the postulates of relativity are inconsistent.