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On the empirical evidence of Special Relativity

Author:

Leon, Antonio

Category:

Research Papers

Sub-Category:

Relativity Theory

Language:

English

Date Published:

January 15, 2023

Downloads:

34

Keywords:

symmetry of relativistic deformations, universality of relativistic deformations, acausal deformations, apparent deformations, spacetime continuum, discrete space-time, relativistic pendulum, relativistic elasticity

Abstract:

From an unusual perspective, this article examines the experimental confirmation of the spacetime deformations predicted by special relativity. A perspective that includes three relevant critical aspects: the necessary symmetry (never verified) of the experimental confirmations; the universality of the relativistic deformations, always suspiciously independent of the physical and chemical nature of the deformed or altered objects (e.g., rulers and clocks); and the absence of direct physical causes of those deformations and alterations, the only cause being the fact that the deformed or altered objects are always observed in uniform motion. Apart from remembering that such experimental confirmations could also be confirming other theories (e.g. H. Ives' theory of absolute space and time), we consider here the possibility that the observed and measured relativistic spacetime deformations are only apparent deformations, as in the case of refractive deformations; or that they are the consequence of making observations and measurements in a supposedly continuous spacetime that in reality is discrete (discontinuous). In any case, this article demonstrates that certain relativistic deformations are incompatible with some basic laws of mechanics, as is the case with the pendulum that oscillates faster in one direction than in the opposite direction; or with the force-free elastic band that is observed to be stretched more in some places than in others.

Comments

John-Erik Persson(Stockholm, Sweden):
Errors regarding Michelson-Morley
Prediction about hundred times too high, caused by Earth rotation not translation.
No effect in reference arm, since mirrors define direction of c - not c+v. No evidence for time dilation. Clock effect is caused by ether wind, tangentially by SRT, radially by GRT and escape velocity.
Compensated effect in measuring arm, since light motion in 2 anti-parallel.directions is equal definition of separations in a crystal is controlled by forces moving in 2 anti-parallel directions.
Even if zero ether speed had been proved this would not prove no existence of ether.
Fatio's radial ether wind explains gravity.

Posted: November 27, 2022 @ 1:08:54 pm
John-Erik Persson(Stockholm, Sweden):
Errors regarding Michelson-Morley
Prediction about hundred times too high, caused by Earth rotation not translation.
No effect in reference arm, since mirrors define direction of c - not c+v. No evidence for time dilation. Clock effect is caused by ether wind, tangentially by SRT, radially by GRT and escape velocity.
Compensated effect in measuring arm, since light motion in 2 anti-parallel.directions is equal definition of separations in a crystal is controlled by forces moving in 2 anti-parallel directions.
Even if zero ether speed had been proved this would not prove no existence of ether.
Fatio's radial ether wind explains gravity.

Posted: November 27, 2022 @ 1:08:21 pm
John-Erik Persson(Stockholm, Sweden):
Errors regarding Michelson-Morley
Prediction about hundred times too high, caused by Earth rotation not translation.
No effect in reference arm, since mirrors define direction of c - not c+v. No evidence for time dilation. Clock effect is caused by ether wind, tangentially by SRT, radially by GRT and escape velocity.
Compensated effect in measuring arm, since light motion in 2 anti-parallel.directions is equal definition of separations in a crystal is controlled by forces moving in 2 anti-parallel directions.
Even if zero ether speed had been proved this would not prove no existence of ether.
Fatio's radial ether wind explains gravity.

Posted: November 27, 2022 @ 1:07:23 pm
Steve Olah(Laguna Woods, United States):
Why are we obliged to disprove unproven ideas of others? If we just ignore them, they will fade away like the flat Earth theory did.

Posted: November 27, 2022 @ 12:45:51 pm

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