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Le principe de relativité revisité


Fossat, Simon


Research Papers


Relativity Theory



Date Published:

February 27, 2018






This article aims at interpreting over the physics concept of relativity. It sets on gi- ving an alternative meaning to the one that has been commonly understood since the works of Einstein (1879-1955) on special relativity. At the crux of our thinking; we will challenge one of the central tenets of special relativity, the one which consists in positing invariance in speed of light in every Galilean reference frame and its consequence of the relativity of time and space. To reach our conclusion, we shouldn’t consider space as a geometrical locus, but rather as a physical environment to which one can apply geometry’s rule. We shall call this space the Wave middleware. Speed of light would be an intrinsic property of the Wave middleware. As everything is in movement in the universe, the privileged position of the still observer in the Wave middleware may not be achievable, we will then assume it a priori. The observations and measures one can make in his associated mobile refe- rence frame would thus be relative, as opposed to the absolute nature of the obser- ved phenomena. We will see that this seemingly gratuitous, even out of date assumption in regard of the discussions of the last century, will enable us to come up with a renewed principle of special relativity that will give us a new way of describing physical phe- nomena.../...


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