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"Light-Clock" Flaws and Practical Work to Disprove the Great Time-Advantage Claims of "Time Dilation"


Tickner, Clive




Relativity Theory



Date Published:

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.


Clive Tickner(Reydon, Southwold, United Kingdom (GB)):
Utilising the Thermo Scientific™ Sorvall™ WX+ ultracentrifuge ( for the experiment listed at the end of the essay), which runs at 100,000 rpm with a fixed angle rotor, (T-8100. Cat No; 45621; RCF(xg) 802,006; K factor 17.7), this would provide a greater measurable offset of the laser beam. That being 11.11mm instead of 1.1 mm

Posted: November 29, 2017 @ 9:27:24 am

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