inspiration for this undertaking began in the
mid-1950's as a result of an encyclopaedic
reference to Albert Einstein. Within this
reference were diagrams depicting the paradoxical
effects of high-speed travel on both clocks and
rulers. My childhood memory of those diagrams is
still vivid as is my initial reaction that such
effects were somehow too strange to be true.
During the late 1960's, while studying
aerodynamics in the United States Air Force, I
again became interested in Einstein's theories,
although no alternative solutions became evident.
In 1988, during a transition from the practice of
law to a more enjoyable vocation, I focused my
attention upon Einstein's postulates in earnest.
The consequences of that consideration constitute
the substance of this short book.
Frank G. Pearce
Richardson, Texas U.S.A.