# Bulletin of the American Physical Society

# APS March Meeting 2014

## Volume 59, Number 1

## Monday–Friday, March 3–7, 2014; Denver, Colorado

### Session H1: Poster Session II (14:00 - 17:00)

2:00 PM,
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Room: Exhibit Hall F

Abstract ID: BAPS.2014.MAR.H1.9

### Abstract: H1.00009 : Multi-Rocket Thought Experiment

Preview Abstract
MathJax **On** | Off Abstract

#### Author:

Florentin Smarandache

(University of New Mexico)

We consider $n $\underline {\textit{\textgreater }}\textit{ 2} identical rockets: $R_{1}, R_{2}$\textit{, \textellipsis , R}$_{n}$. Each of them moving at constant different velocities respectively $v_{1}, v_{2}$\textit{, \textellipsis , v}$_{n}$ on parallel directions in the same sense. In each rocket there is a light clock, the observer on earth also has a light clock. All $n +$\textit{ 1} light clocks are identical and synchronized. The proper time $\Delta t'$ in each rocket is the same. \begin{enumerate} \item If we consider the observer on earth and the first rocket $R_{1}$, then the non-proper time \quad $\Delta t$ of the observer on earth is dilated with the factor $D(v_{1}):$ \end{enumerate} or \quad $\Delta t = \quad \Delta t'D(v_{1}) $ \begin{enumerate} \item But if we consider the observer on earth and the second rocket $R_{2},$ then the non-proper time \quad $\Delta t$ of the observer on earth is dilated with a different factor $D(v_{2}):$ \end{enumerate} or $\Delta t = \quad \Delta t'D(v_{2}) $ And so on. Therefore simultaneously \quad $\Delta t$ is dilated with different factors $D(v_{1}), D(v_{2}$\textit{), \textellipsis , D(v}$_{n}),$ which is a multiple contradiction.

To cite this abstract, use the following reference: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2014.MAR.H1.9

## Follow Us |
## Engage
Become an APS Member |
## My APS
Renew Membership |
## Information for |
## About APSThe American Physical Society (APS) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance the knowledge of physics. |

© 2017 American Physical Society
| All rights reserved | Terms of Use
| Contact Us

**Headquarters**
1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3844
(301) 209-3200

**Editorial Office**
1 Research Road, Ridge, NY 11961-2701
(631) 591-4000

**Office of Public Affairs**
529 14th St NW, Suite 1050, Washington, D.C. 20045-2001
(202) 662-8700