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The Zero Acceleration Discontinuity and Absolute Simultaneity

Franco Selleri
Year: 2005 Pages: 31
In the transformation of time between inertial reference frames the coefficient of the space variable, e1, describes the possible choices of clock synchronization with its different values. In the first part of the paper we review the proof of a zero acceleration discontinuity for rotating platforms: the velocity of light relative to inertial reference frames agrees with the zero acceleration limit of the velocity of light relative to rotating platforms only by assuming e1 = 0, that is by replacing the Lorentz by the \"inertial\" transformations based on absolute simultaneity. The second part of the paper contains the proof that the same discontinuity exists also for linearly accelerated reference frames. Absolute simultaneity again provides the cure.