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Polchinski's paradox

  1. Oct 9, 2007 #1
    Is it possible to get rid of Polchinski's paradox with kindergarten STR maths?
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2007 #2

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    This online quote from Kip Thorne's excellent semi-popular book "Black Holes & Timewarps" says yes. [add]But the analysis may not be relativistic.
     
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  4. Oct 9, 2007 #3

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    A more detailed paper would be http://prola.aps.org/abstract/PRD/v44/i4/p1077_1 (but I haven't read it personally, it's on my to-read list).

    Reading this paper seems to suggest that the billiard balls analyzed were not relativistic, though. I don't know for sure if anyone has done the relativistic case.
     
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  5. Oct 10, 2007 #4
    Your help is very much appreciated. Thank you.
     
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