August 2, 2020
special relativity, Doppler effect, absolute motion, time dilation, length contraction
The special relativity theory is a very successful and popular theory that can explain many relativistic phenomena. However, the inconsistencies in some of the detail of the theory are largely ignored by physicists. This paper examines the issues in the theory and finds that they are not solvable within the current framework of the theory. In order to overcome these inconsistencies, the paper calls for a new theory to update or replace the current special relativity theory.