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U). I-simultaneity in contrast to T-simultaneity is thus dependent on the relative motion between two stations of observation. But I-simultaneity does not depend on the choice of an origin of time. This is another respect in which 1- and T-simultaneity differ. Concluding Remarks Material objects are involved in processes. The involvements have causal features. Objects act upon each other by way of transports of matter or light. The transports are viewed in the perspectives of the infratheory of S TR but not the powers to emit transported agents, or the susceptibilities to be influenced by them.
The infratheory is acausal. An object is associated with a sequence of complex events. Selections of parts from those complexes give rise to what I call M-sequences. Events can also be coupled into sequences of another type than M-sequences. They can belong to propagations of light. Such sequences are called L-sequences. Can an event be isolated? " It can belong to more than one such sequence, however, The event of emission of a light flash from an object A belongs to an M-sequence associated with A and to an Lsequence which links A to any object at which the light flash is received.
New York: Dover (1951), pp. 908-909. 4. A. Griinbaum. The anisotropy oftime. In T. ). The Nature of Time. : Cornell University Press (1966). [This paper should be supplemented by A. Griinbaum, Philosophical Problems of Space and Time, 2nd enlarged ed. Boston: D. Reidel (1973), Appendix §§22-26, pp. 829-831, and Chapter 22, §4, pp. ] 5. James and James. Mathematics Dictionary, 3rd ed. 300. 6. J. L. Synge. Talking About Relativity. Amsterdam: North-Holland (1970), p. 8. 3 Hakan Tornebohm ASPECTS OF THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY The special theory of relativity should not be regarded as a theory about clocks and meter sticks.