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Explanation of relativistic phenomena on the basis of interactions of particle energy, applied energy, and field energy
Author(s): Viraj Fernando
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Paper Abstract

This paper formulates a coherent theory of occurrence of relativistic phenomena in their interconnection in a feedback loop, unlike other theories, by tracing back concepts that Newton held but suppressed, when he developed his mechanics in his Principia. Despite Newtonian mechanics being based on a closed system, Newton in the General Scholium has indicated that in reality thee is in an open system, where 'a certain most subtle spirit' participates and directs all interactions from motion of bodies, to motion of light, to how the human brain operates. We have identified this 'most subtle spirit' as the non-empirical 'universal governing field' and that no empirical interaction in this universe can occur without exchange of energy between the empirical interactants and the governing field. By analyzing the energy momentum equation, we have demonstrated that everything empirical has a non-empirical substratum, identified with Spinoza's primitive substance, which binds everything in the universe to the field and through it to one another. Algorithm of Motion is founded on the Pythagorean character of the energy-momentum equation, which is applicable to all velocities 0<v<c. By the application of this Algorithm, principal relativistic phenomena are explained, inclusive of accounting for time change in a GPS clock due to orbital motion. By Leibniz' Principle of Relativity, we find the physical basis of the Lorentz transformation. How gravitation occurs is explained, and validated by accounting for the gravitational time change in a GPS clock. This theory ends the prevailing artificial schism of physics, with one theory valid for slow motion and the other theory valid for fast motion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2011
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 8121, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? IV, 81210B (29 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.906065
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Viraj Fernando, Independent Researcher (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8121:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? IV
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Andrei Yu. Khrennikov; Al F. Kracklauer, Editor(s)

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