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Relativity explained by physical interpretation of coordinates of energy
Author(s): Viraj Fernando
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This paper is based on Einstein's key concept, 'Physical Interpretation of Co-ordinates' on which basis he developed his theory of relativity. However, in the present theory, space and time co-ordinates are abandoned and instead, internal components of energy are recognized as co-ordinates of Nature's geometry. This enables the development of the theory in full conformity to the principle of conservation of energy. Whereas, the co-ordinates that vary in the motions of matter particles are inertia and velocity of the applied momentum, in motion of photons, it is the inertia and frequency co-ordinates that vary, while velocity co-ordinate remains invariant at value c, making the result of Michelson's experiment self-explanatory. Thus, although this theory vindicates special theory of relativity in regard to the principle of the constancy of the velocity of light, it contradicts it by recognizing the possession of mass by a photon. By identifying that Newton has willfully omitted two important laws by the use of the Ockham's razor, since these have no significant effects on the motion of bodies at low velocities, and by re-instating these laws, classical mechanics is revised to apply to bodies moving at all velocities whatsoever, so that the revised theory becomes capable of accounting for gamma-factor, Lorentz transformation and other relativistic phenomena. The parallel between 'Lorentz transformation' of the displacement of a fast moving particle in a laboratory on earth, in terms of co-ordinate variation of inertia and velocity, and the relativistic Doppler effect of starlight incident on earth in terms of co-ordinate variation of inertia and frequency, is established.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2009
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 7421, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? III, 74210I (10 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.833480
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Viraj Fernando, Natural Philosophy Alliance (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7421:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? III
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Andrei Yu. Khrennikov, Editor(s)

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