Special Relativity states that as the velocity of an object increases so too does its mass ( Equation 3 in my notation). However, Equation 2 predicts that as the overall velocity of an object increases the velocity associated with mass and mass itself should decrease. I was puzzled by this dilemma; if both equations were correct how could they yield contradictory conclusions. It finally occurred to me how this could be so: only if both absolute velocity and mass are constant and unable to change. Locally, velocities can and do vary and relativistic effects may be observed.