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Is the kinematics of special relativity incomplete?

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A thorough analysis of composite inertial motion (relativistic sum) within the framework of special relativity leads to the conclusion that every translational motion must be the symmetrically composite relativistic sum of a finite number of quanta of velocity. It is shown that the resulting spacetime geometry is Gaussian and the four-vector calculus to have its roots in the complex-number algebra. Furthermore, this results in superluminality of signals travelling at or nearly at the canonical velocity of light between rest frames even if resting to each other.

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Kunst, E. (2014) Is the kinematics of special relativity incomplete?. Natural Science, 6, 226-247. doi: 10.4236/ns.2014.64027.


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