Conventionality of Simultaneity

[Revised entry by Allen Janis on July 16, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In his first paper on the special theory of relativity, Einstein indicated that the question of whether or not
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[Revised entry by Allen Janis on July 16, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In his first paper on the special theory of relativity, Einstein indicated that the question of whether or not two spatially separated events were simultaneous did not necessarily have a definite answer, but instead depended on the adoption of a convention for its...

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