January 23, 2014
Relativity; Length contraction; Time dilation; Twin Paradox; Simultaneity; Constancy of the speed of light; Inertia; Gravity; Black holes; singularity; Cause of time.
Time dilation and increase in mass at high velocities predicted by Special Relativity (SR) has been observed in particle accelerators3, however other predictions of SR like length contraction have not been be measured8. The reciprocity of time dilation in relativity and its consequence the twin paradox is a contentious issue. I propose that moving objects curve space differentiating them from nonmoving objects. This paradigm shift can enhance SR by resolving the twin paradox and precisely explain the mechanism for length contraction. It gives the reason for the constancy of the speed of light, the cause of inertia and shows that simultaneity is preserved. It provides a link between time dilation seen with motion and that seen with gravity. It shows the mechanism for the action of gravity and the reason a complete collapse into singularity cannot happen in a black hole. It also shows that motion and time can only exist in an expanding universe. An experimental setup is suggested which may precisely confirm these new concepts.