On the Determination of Proper Time

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Hurl, Bing; Zhang, Zhi-Yong Wang Hai-Dong;
  • Subject: Physics - General Physics

Through the analysis of the definition of the duration of proper time of a particle given by the length of its world line, we show that there is no transitivity of the coordinate time function derived from the definition, so there exists an ambiguity in the determinatio... View more
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