October 30, 2017
Einstein, Time Dilation, Light-clock, Observers, Particle, Wave, Speed of light, Brian Cox, Ives-Stillwell, Michelson-Morley Hafele-Keating, Rossi-Hall, Penrose, Muons, Atomic clocks, GPS, Tan
If relativistic time dilation is viable at all, the great claims made for the time- advantages currently considered achievable, by a fast-moving person over a stationary** observer, have been outrageously exaggerated. I question both the maths and the physics, that have been based upon Einstein's light-clock 'thought experiment'. I offer what I consider to be a clearer understanding of the very narrow time-difference margins attainable, should relativistic time dilation actually be an observable / measurable fact. I list the flaws in the most often quoted 'proofs' of time dilation demonstrated in many eminent experiments, now shown to be dubious. I also propose a practical experiment which will enable us to determine whether or not an “offset” angle can ever be achieved, commensurate with a pulse of light continuing to be reflected between two travelling, parallel mirrors.