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A Simple Relativity Solution to the Bell Spaceship Paradox

  title={A Simple Relativity Solution to the Bell Spaceship Paradox},
  author={Ralph Berger},
  journal={arXiv: General Physics},
  • R. Berger
  • Published 13 June 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Physics
The Bell Spaceship Paradox has promoted confusion and numerous resolutions since its first statement in 1959, including resolutions based on relativistic stress due to Lorentz contractions. The paradox is that two ships, starting from the same reference frame and subject to the same acceleration, would snap a string that connected them, even as their separation distance would not change as measured from the original reference frame. This paper uses a Simple Relativity approach to resolve the… 


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