October 21, 2021
This second edition of A new approach to relativity aims at interpreting over the physics concept of relativity. It sets on giving an alternative meaning to the one that has been commonly understood since the works of Einstein (1879-1955) on special relativity. At the crux of our thinking; we will challenge one of the central tenets of special relativity, the one which consists in positing invariance in speed of light in every Galilean reference frame and its consequence of the relativity of time and space. To reach our conclusion, we shall look at the difference between the set of mobile reference frames and those resting reference frames in an absolute space. This absolute space is not a geometrical locus but rather a physical environment to which one can apply geometry’s rules. We shall call this space the Wave middleware. Speed of light would be an intrinsic property of the Wave middleware. The observations one can make in those mobile referential frames would thus be relative, as opposed to the absolute nature of the observed phenomena. The privileged position of the still observer in a Wave middleware being by definition not achievable, we will assume it a priori. We will see that this seemingly gratuitous, even out of date assumption will enable us to come up with a renewed principle of special relativity that will give us a new way of describing physical phenomena.