Twin Paradox

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The Paradox
The Paradox using Proper Time
Legitimate Use of Δ𝛕 = Δt /γ
A scenario where each of two passing spaceships legitimately uses Δ𝛕 = Δt /γ to calculate proper time intervals on the other.
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Spaceship’s Worldline in Earth’s Reference Frame
Calculating the Proper Time Interval for the Spaceship’s Worldline
Problem with the Calculation
Two Solutions
Extending Δ𝛕 = Δt /γ to Flat Spacetime

Sean Carroll, Spacetime and Geometry: an Introduction to General Relativity

Don Koks, Where is the Boundary between Special and General Relativity?

Using Multiple Inertial Reference Frames