twin paradox


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twin paradox

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(General Physics) a phenomenon predicted by relativity. One of a pair of identical twins is supposed to live normally in an inertial system whilst the other is accelerated to a high speed in a spaceship, travels for a long time, and finally returns to rest beside his twin. The travelled twin will be found to be younger than his brother
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It also gives identical to STR prediction (although different interpretation) to the twin paradox, irrespectively of the choice of the observer's "rest" reference frame.
The twin paradox is used as an example, so that we may consider the consequences of these actions at near-light speeds.
A good example is the famous twin paradox of relativity.
The twin paradox, which incidentally has been empirically confirmed, is not hard to comprehend if one is familiar with the time dilation of relativity theory.
In a setting similar to the well-known twin paradox of SR, but where both twins are traveling in spaceships, the total amount of changes between their separation and reunion (i.
Different accelerations are destroying the symmetry of the relative velocities between the twins that at first sight would predict symmetric aging effects, thereby leading to the famous twin paradox.
He uncovered the two striking and seemingly incompatible correlations now known collectively as Doppelganger's Twin Paradox.
Consequently the respective solution proves itself as unreliable thing and the Twin Paradox is re-established as an open problem which require further investigations.
The famous Twin Paradox in psychology can be resolved if one assumes such a dependence on the initial conditions in the relation between learning and memory and between memory and the possibility of making choices.