**Author:**

Viazminsky, Caesar P

**Category:**

Research Papers

**Sub-Category:**

Mechanics / Electrodynamics

**Date Published:**

January 9, 2014

**Keywords:**

superluminal velocities, mass-energy equivalence, the reduced system of units

**Abstract:**

It was argued in previous works [1,2] that a concept of time which is consistent with motion requires time and distance to be of the same dimension. The mechanical system of units must thus contain only two basic units, MS for mass and TS=LS for time and distance. In this work we discuss the concepts of the dimensionless universal and inertial velocities, which are intimate to the structure of the scaling theory. The inertial velocity which characterizes the relative magnitudes of the simultaneous source’s displacement and the corresponding length of the light trip to the observer remains bounded and does not exceed the velocity of light. The universal velocity which has the same meaning as the familiar velocity in mechanics is unbounded, and accommodates consistently possible particles’ superluminal velocities. The naturally arising reduced system of units RSU≡{LS=TS,MS} reveals that mass and energy are equivalent and related by Einstein’s mass-energy equivalence formula [3]. The mechanics constructed on the bases of the new concepts, named universal mechanics, admits superluminal velocities, but yet, almost coincides with the relativistic mechanics in its basic dynamical components and their inter-relations.

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