twin paradox


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twin paradox

[′twin ‚par·ə‚däks]
(relativity)
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We have discussed the "twin paradox" of special relativity and have noted that this is not truly a paradox for there is no way to avoid acceleration in the problem and it is thus not a special relativity problem.
The possibility that the twin paradox could be resolved, or shown to be non-existent, was explored (Seleri 2002).
The twin paradox, which incidentally has been empirically confirmed, is not hard to comprehend if one is familiar with the time dilation of relativity theory.
Different accelerations are destroying the symmetry of the relative velocities between the twins that at first sight would predict symmetric aging effects, thereby leading to the famous twin paradox. This paradox indeed arose through conscious experience seeing this obvious symmetry in the Earth and spaceship setting, while different amounts of accelerations were not seen as important then.
It also gives identical to STR prediction (although different interpretation) to the twin paradox, irrespectively of the choice of the observer's "rest" reference frame.
Craig argues that the various bizarre and counterintuitive scenarios brought on by the SR (Twin Paradox, length contraction of rods in motion, clock retardation) must be critically examined.
The famous Twin Paradox in psychology can be resolved if one assumes such a dependence on the initial conditions in the relation between learning and memory and between memory and the possibility of making choices.
The argument of twins' asymmetry, essentially put forward in the common solution of the Twin Paradox, is revealed to be inoperative in some asymptotic situations in which the noninertial effects are insignificant.
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" Season 15, episode 6 "The Twin Paradox" was written by Christopher Barbour and directed by Phil Conserva.
The next "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" episode is (http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/571142/20141029/csi-crime-scene-investigation-season-15-spoilers.htm) "The Twin Paradox" (episode 6) which will be aired on Nov.
"CSI Crime Scene Investigation" Season 15 will air its sixth episode titled "The Twin Paradox" on Sunday, Nov.
These are "CSI Crime Scene Investigation" Season 15 spoilers for episode 5 "Girls Gone Wilder." Watch out for the next "CSI Crime Scene Investigation" episode titled "The Twin Paradox" (episode 6) which will be aired on Nov.