#### ghwellsjr

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That is correct.Basically what I'm getting from the first 2 sections of the paper is that In order to synchronize 2 clocks the time it takes light to travel from A to B must equal the time it takes for light to be reflected from B and arrive back at A. Also, that the distance from A to B and B to A (round trip distance) divided by the time it takes light to originate from A, travel to B, reflect off of B, and travel back to A equals the speed of light. This makes sense if and only if the the distance between points A and B constantly remains the same.

That is correct.My question is that if these are true then, wouldnt that technically mean that no 2 clocks in motion relative to each other could ever be synchronized?

Yes, that's the importance of Special Relativity. Time is relative, space is relative. We now talk about spacetime where space and time are not independent of each other.And if the speed of light is constant, since v = d/t wouldnt that inherently mean that time and distance would end up being dependent on each other instead of independent variables? when referring to points A and B?