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Old Apr 23rd 2018, 11:29 AM   #1
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What is the singular reason for SR?
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What is the singular reason for SR?
I'm not sure what you mean. SR can be derived based on the two postulates:

1) The speed of light is measured to be the same between any inertial frames.

2) The laws of Physics take the same form in any inertial reference frame.

Is that what you mean?

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§ 14. Einstein Electrodynamics





In Einstein's paper, "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" (1905), Einstein states the luminiferous ether is superfluous.


"The introduction of a “luminiferous ether” will prove to be superfluous inasmuch as the view here to be developed will not require an “absolutely stationary space” provided with special properties, nor assign a velocity-vector to a point of the empty space in which electromagnetic processes take place." (Einstein2, Intro).



Einstein statement that the ether is superfluous conflicts with Huygens-Fresnel wave theory of light that is based on light waves formed by the motion of an ether, composed of matter, that is currently used in college text books.



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Einstein is justifying Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light by altering the coordinate system of Maxwell's equations.


"§ 6. Transformation of the Maxwell-Hertz equations for empty space. On the nature of the electromotive forces that arise upon motion in a magnetic field.


Let the Maxwell-Hertz equations for empty space be valid for the system at rest K, so that we have



dX/dt = dN/dy - dM/dz................................................ .38



dY/dt = dL/dz - dN/dx................................................ ..39



dZ/dt = dM/dx - dL/dy................................................ ..40


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dL/dt = dY/dz - dZ/dy................................................ ...41



dM/dt = dZ/dx - dX/dz................................................ ..42



dN/dt = dX/dy - dY/dx................................................ ..43



where (X,Y,Z) denotes the vector of the electric force, and (L,M,N) that of the magnetic force." (Einstein2, § 6).




β = 1/(1 - v2/c2)1/2................................................. .......44




Applying equation 44 to the coordinate system of Maxwell's equations,




"X' = X.......................................... L' = L................................................. ..................45a,b


Y' = β[Y - (v/c)N].......................... M'= β[M + (v/c)Z].................................................. 46a,b


Z' = β[Z + (v/c)M],..........................N' = β[N - (v/c)Y]"................................................4 7a,b






(Einstein2, § 6). Einstein justifies Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light by altering the coordinate system of Maxwell's equations but altering the dimensions of Maxwell's equations does not change the fact that Maxwell's equations are derived using Faraday's induction effect that is not luminous nor is induction an ionization or particle effect. In § 9, Einstein states that relativity corresponds with Lorentz's theory.



"the electrodynamic foundation of Lorentz's theory of the electrodynamics of moving bodies is in agreement with the principle of relativity." (Einstein2, § 9).



Lorentz transformation is based on a constant magnitude of the earth's tangential velocity px that corresponds with Einstein's translational velocity v but, at the surface of the earth, the magnitude of the earth's tangential velocity vector px is not constant.. At 6:00 pm, the magnitude of the earth's tangential velocity px is 462 m/s (fig 9); at 7:00 pm, the magnitude of px increases to 5,077 m/s. At midnight, the earth's yearly tangential velocity vector px is 30,462 m/s. The earth's tangential velocity px increases from 462 m/s to 30,462 m/s (6:00 pm - 12:00 am) yet Einstein's translation velocity v used in equations 44 and 46a,b - 47a,b is constant.



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§ 17. Relativity: Special and General Theory





In Einstein paper, "Relativity: Special and General Theory" (1917), Einstein alters the coordinate system to justify light propagating in vacuum based on Lorentz's transformation.


"The relations must be so chosen that the law of transmission of light in vacuo is satisfied for one and the same ray of light (and of course for every ray) with respect to K and K'. For the relative orientation in space of the co-ordinate systems indicated in the diagram (Fig. 2), this problem is solved by means of the equations:




x' = (x - vt)/(1 - v2/c2)1/2................................................. ...52




y' = y................................................. ............................... 53





z' = z .................................................. .............................54





t' = (t - v/c2)/(1 - v2/c2)1/2................................................. .55



This system of equations is known as the "Lorentz transformation" (Einstein6, § 11).



Einstein's justification of light propagating in vacuum is based on "Lorentz transformation" but Lorentz's theory is based on Maxwell's equations (Lorentz, § 3) that are derived using Faraday's induction effect (Maxwell, Part III) that is not luminous. Lorentz uses a constant earth tangential velocity px that corresponds with Einstein's translational velocity v that is used in equations 52 and 55 but the earth's tangential velocity px is not constant, as time increases.. At 6:00 pm, the magnitude of the earth's tangential velocity px is 462 m/s (fig 9); at 7:00 pm, the magnitude of px increases to 5,077 m/s. At midnight, the earth's yearly tangential velocity vector px is 30,462 m/s. The earth's tangential velocity px increases from 462 m/s to 30,462 m/s (6:00 pm - 12:00 am) yet Einstein's translation velocity v used in equations 52 and 55 is constant.



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Einstein describes the inertial mass (m).



"XV. General Results of the Theory


IT is clear from our previous considerations that the (special) theory of relativity has grown out of electrodynamics and optics. In these fields it has not appreciably altered the predictions of theory, but it has considerably simplified the theoretical structure, i.e. the derivation of laws, and—what is incomparably more important—it has considerably reduced the number of independent hypotheses forming the basis of theory. The special theory of relativity has rendered the Maxwell-Lorentz theory so plausible, that the latter would have been generally accepted by physicists even if experiment had decided less unequivocally in its favor." (Einstein6, § 15).


"Hence we can say: If a body takes up an amount of energy Eo, then its inertial mass increases by an amount




Eo/c2................................................ .................................................. .....56





the inertial mass of a body is not a constant, but varies according to the change in the energy of the body. The inertial mass of a system of bodies can even be regarded as a measure of its energy. The law of the conservation of the mass of a system becomes identical with the law of the conservation of energy, and is only valid provided that the system neither takes up nor sends out energy. Writing the expression for the energy in the form




mc2 + Eo/ (1 - v2/c2)1/2................................................. ............................57




we see that the term mc2, which has hitherto attracted our attention, is nothing else than the energy possessed by the body before it absorbed the energy Eo." (Einstein6, § 15).



Einstein is attempting to structurally unifiy Maxwell's electromagnetic field with a mass (m) using the inertial mass Eo/c2 (equ 56) to justify Planck-Einstein blackbody derivations but Einstein's inertial mass (m = Eo/c2) is massless since Eo represents the energy of an electromagnetic photon.



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Einstein is justifying the existence of Fresnel's ether using the reversal of the negative result of Michelson-Morley experiment based on Lorentz's theory.


"On the other hand, all coordinate systems moving relatively were to be regarded as in motion with respect to the ęther. To this motion against the ęther ("ęther-drift") were attributed more complicated laws which were supposed to hold relative to. Strictly speaking, such an ęther-drift ought also to be assumed relative to the earth, and for a long time the efforts of physicists were devoted to attempts to detect the existence of an ęther-drift at the earth's surface....Although the estimated difference between these two times is exceedingly small, Michelson and Morley performed an experiment involving interference in which this difference should have been clearly detectable. But the experiment gave a negative result — a fact very perplexing to physicists. Lorentz and FitzGerald rescued the theory from this difficulty by assuming that the motion of the body relative to the ęther produces a contraction of the body in the direction of motion, the amount of contraction being just sufficient to compensate for the difference in time mentioned above." (Einstein6, § 16).



Einstein is using the reversal of Michelson-Morley experiment based on Lorentz's theory that contracts the length of Michelson's armature in the justification of the existence of Fresnel's ether, composed of matter (Michelson-Morley, p. 333). Initially the parallel light ray's velocity is increased by propagating in the direction of the ether wind but after the parallel light ray is reflected by the mirror, the parallel light ray is propagating in the opposite direction which would reduce the velocity of the parallel light ray and cancel the test of the ether wind. In Michelson-Morley ether experiment, numerous reflections by the parallel light ray is used to conceal the cancellation problem but the net result of the all the reflections would also cancel the test of the ether wind. Michelson-Morley experiment is based on Fresnel's diffraction effect but Fresnel describes diffraction uses interfering light waves that produce a diffraction pattern projected on a diffraction screen yet Michelson-Morley interference effect is viewed using a small telescope that is pointed into the combined light rays since the two light rays of Michelson's experiment cannot produce a diffraction pattern projected on a screen. When two light rays' intensities are combined, no interference effect is formed on a diffraction screen since the formation of wave interference requires an ether and diffraction object. Michelson-Morley experiment is testing for the existence of the ether wind using a stationary ether to form an interference effect that is being used to test for the existence of the ether wind that is in motion which violates scientific method. In addition, Michelson experiment is based on a constant magnitude of the ether wind but at the surface of the earth, the magnitude of the earth's tangential velocity vector px that produces the ether wind is not constant.. At 6:00 pm, the magnitude of the earth's tangential velocity px is 462 m/s (fig 9) and at 7:00 pm, the magnitude of px increases to 5,077 m/s. At midnight, the earth's tangential velocity vector px is 30,462 m/s. As time increases, the earth's tangential velocity px that corresponds with Einstein's translational velocity v increases from 462 m/s to 30,462 m/s (6:00 pm - 12:00 am) which conflicts with Einstein's relativity that is based on a constant magnitude of the translational velocity v which is used to contract the armature length of Michelson's interferometer to justify the existence of Fresnel's ether, composed of matter.




Time velocity


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6:00 pm 462 m/s


7:00 pm 5,077 m/s


8:00 pm 10,154 m/s


9:00 pm 15,231 m/s


10:00 pm 20,308 m/s


11:00 pm 25,385 m/s


12:00 am 30,462 m/s




The reversal of Michelson-Morley experiment is unnecessary since light propagating in vacuum proves the propagation of light does not involve Fresnel's ether composed of matter.



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This paper will analyze the wave theory of light and its affect on modern physics and astronomy. Huygens describes the propagation of light using light waves formed by the motion of an ether, composed of matter, yet light propagates in vacuum that is void of matter. Bradley's stellar aberration is used to justify the existence of Huygens' ether but aberration does not alter the fact that light propagates in vacuum. Fresnel established the wave theory of light by deriving a diffraction intensity equation using interfering light-waves produced by the vibration of Huygens' ether yet diffraction also forms in vacuum. Maxwell introduces an electromagnetic theory of light based on Maxwell's equations that are derived using Faraday's induction effect since induction forms in vacuum but Faraday's induction effect is not luminous. The measurement of the velocity of light is used to justify Maxwell's theory but the velocity of light does not alter the fact that Maxwell's theory is based on Faraday's induction effect that is not luminous. Michelson tests for the existence of Fresnel's ether using an interferometer to test for the affects of the ether wind but the result of Michelson's experiment was negative. Michelson's experiment is unnecessary since light propagating in vacuum proves the propagation of light does not involve an ether. Poynting supports Maxwell's theory by deriving an electromagnetic energy equation of light but Poynting's current wire is not luminous. Hertz discovered radio waves that are used to justify Maxwell's theory but the radio induction effect does not alter the fact that Maxwell theory is based on Maxwell's equations that are derived using Faraday's induction effect that is not luminous. Lorentz uses a transformation to reverse the negative result of Michelson's experiment to justify the existence of Fresnel's ether, composed of matter, but light propagates in vacuum. Lenard proves light is composed of particles which conflicts with the continuity of Maxwell's electromagnetic field since as a light beam propagates the distances between light particles would increase eliminating the continuity of Maxwell's electromagnetic field, and, an expanding electromagnetic field cannot sustain a particle structure of a propagating electromagnetic photon. In special relativity, Einstein (1905) alters the coordinate system of Maxwell's equations to justify Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light but manipulating the coordinate system does not change the fact that Maxwell's equations are derived using Faraday's induction effect that is not luminous nor is induction a particle effect. Quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, string theory, quantum field theory, quantum chromodynamics, plasma physics, condense matter physics, and particle physics use the gauge but representing Maxwell's equations with a potential does not change the fact that Maxwell's equations are derived using Faraday's induction effect that depicts a massless and expanding electromagnetic field which conflicts with the particle structure of an atom, ion, nuclei, proton, electron or subatomic particles that have a mass. In gravitational physics, Weber detected stellar gravitational waves that have the frequency of 1662 Hz using a 750 pound aluminum beam but Garwin and Douglas discredited Weber's experiment. Wheeler describes gravitational waves using an electromagnetic analogy; Thorne, Gertsenshtein and Ohanian use an electromagnetic analogy to describe gravitational waves that propagate at the velocity of light but gravitational waves have not been experimentally detected. The Caltech-MIT Laser Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) (2009) experimentally detected celestial gravitational waves produced by a pulsar using an interferometer that forms a strain of 10-21 that represents the armature length contraction of 10-18 m which is less than the diameter of an electron.
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§ 6. Michelson



In Michelson's paper, "The Relative Motion of the Earth and the Lumiferous Ether" (1881), Michelson tests for Fresnel's stationary ether composed of matter using an interferometer.


"The undulatory theory of light assumes the existence of a medium called the ether, whose vibrations produce the phenomena of heat and light, and which is supposed to fill all space. According to Fresnel, the ether, which is enclosed in optical media, partakes of the motion of these media, to an extent depending on their indices of refraction. For air, this motion would be but a small fraction of that of the air itself and will be neglected." (Michelson, p. 120).


"Assuming then that the ether is at rest, the earth moving through it, the time required for light to pass from one point to another on the earth's surface, would depend on the direction in which it travels." (Michelson, p. 120).

"The interpretation of these results is that there is no displacement of the interference bands. The result of the hypothesis of a stationary ether is thus shown to be incorrect, and the necessary conclusion follows that the hypothesis is erroneous." (Michelson, p. 128).


According to Michelson a stationary ether composed of matter exists in all of stellar space. At the surface of the earth, the earth's daily and yearly motions interaction with Michelson's stationary celestial ether forms an ether wind which Michelson is testing. An arc lamp and a beam splitter are used to form two light rays. One light ray propagates in the direction parallel to the ether wind and the second light ray propagates perpendicular to the ether wind. Initially only the parallel light ray is affected by the ether wind since the parallel light ray is propagating in the direction of the ether wind which would alter the velocity of the parallel light ray. The perpendicular light ray is unaffected by the ether wind since the perpendicular light ray is propagating perpendicular to the direction of the ether wind. Both the parallel and perpendicular light rays are combined to form the interference effect. Rotating Michelson's experimental apparatus, at certain angles, both light rays velocities would be affected by the ether wind that would result in the shift of the interference effect and verify the existence of the ether wind but the result was negative. The parallel light ray's velocity is increased by propagating in the direction of the ether wind but after the parallel light ray propagates in the opposite direction, the parallel light ray's velocity decreases which cancels the test of the ether wind. Michelson-Morley experiment uses numerous reflections to conceal the cancellation problem but the net result of Michelson-Morley reflections would also cancel the test of the ether wind. Michelson experiment is based on Fresnel's diffraction effect that interfering light waves produce the diffraction pattern projected on a diffraction screen yet Michelson's interference effect is viewed using a small telescope pointed into the combined light rays since the two light rays of Michelson's experiment cannot produce a diffraction pattern projected on a screen. When two light ray's intensities are combined, no interference effect is formed on a diffraction screen since the formation of wave interference requires two coherent light waves formed by the motion of an ether and a diffraction object that are missing from Michelson's experiment. Michelson's experiment is testing for the existence of the ether wind but a stationary ether is part of the detection apparatus (interference effect) that is testing for the ether wind that is in motion which is a violation of scientific method. At the surface of the earth, Fresnel's ether is stationary but Michelson's experiment is based on an ether wind that represents an ether that is in motion. Michelson's experiment is based on a ether wind that has a constant magnitude but the magnitude of the ether wind varies as time increases. At the surface of the earth, for the time of 6:00 pm, the magnitude of the earth's tangential velocity vector that forms the ether wind is 462 m/s (fig 9), and, increases to 5,077 m/s at 7:00 pm. At midnight, the earth's tangential velocity vector is 30,462 m/s. The magnitude of the ether wind increases from 462 m/s to 30,462 m/s (6:00 pm - 12:00 am) yet Michelson's experiment is based on a constant magnitude of the ether wind since a varying ether wind would produce a positive result that is not experimentally observed.


Time velocity

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6:00 pm 462 m/s


7:00 pm 5,077 m/s


8:00 pm 10,154 m/s


9:00 pm 15,231 m/s


10:00 pm 20,308 m/s


11:00 pm 25,385 m/s


12:00 am 30,462 m/s

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1:00 am 25,385 m/s


2:00 am 20,308 m/s


3:00 am 15,231 m/s


4:00 am 10,154 m/s


5:00 am 5,077 m/s


6:00 am 462 m/s


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7:00 am 5,308 m/s


8:00 am 10,154 m/s


9:00 am 15,000 m/s


10:00 am 19,846 m/s


11:00 am 24,692 m/s


12:00 pm 29,538 m/s


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1:00 pm 24,692 m/s


2:00 pm 19,846 m/s


3:00 pm 15,000 m/s


4:00 pm 10,154 m/s


5:00 pm 5,308 m/s


6:00 pm 462 m/s




Michelson's experiment is unnecessary since light propagating in vacuum proves Fresnel's ether, composed of matter, does not physically exist.

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"Michelson did not conclude that the Earth travels at zero speed through the aether; he concluded, rather, that despite the care and precautions taken the device was too susceptible to extraneous facts, such as temperature and vibration, and was not suitable for measuring that speed. His exploration filed, he thought, to yield the interesting data he had hoped for. He could have sought an explanation for his 'null' outcome other than the inadequacy of his interferometer. If he had had sufficient confidence in the non-existence of the effect he tried to measure, he might have looked for a theoretical explanation. As it was, within a few years Albert Einstein had developed a theory from which it followed that the looked-for effect does not exist. Not that his theory ended the exploration. For perhaps, despite Einstein's theory, Michelson's effect does exist and it really was the inadequacies of his device which prevented him from detecting it. There have been enough surprise in the history of physics to make us cautious in ruling out the possibility of such a result (Collins and Pinch 1993: ch 2)."(Gower, p. 241).

"More artificial theories have been tried out, assuming that the real truth lies somewhere between these two limiting cases: that the ether is only partially carried by the moving bodies. But they all failed! Every attempt to explain the electromagnetic phenomena in moving CS with the help of the motion of the ether, motion through the ether, or both these motions, proved unsuccessful. Thus arose one of the most dramatic situations in the history of science. All assumptions concerning ether led nowhere! The experimental verdict was always negative." (Weaver, p. 145).


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§ 9. Lorentz





In Lorentz's paper "Simplified Theory of Electrical and Optical Phenomena in Moving Systems" (1899), Lorentz is justifying Maxwell's theory and depicting an electromagnetic aether using Maxwell's equations,





"I applied to the aether the ordinary electromagnetic equations," (Lorentz, § 1).





"dBz/dy - dBy/dz = 4πq(px + vx) + 4π(d/dt - px d/dx) Ex..............................................11



dBx/dz - dBz/dx = 4πpqvy + 4π(d/dt - px d/dx) Ey................................................ ......12



dBy/dx - dBx/dy = 4πqvz + 4π(d/dt - px d/dx) Ez................................................ ........13


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4πV2(dEz /dy - dEy/dz) = - (d/dt - px d/dx) Bx................................................ ..............14



4πV2(dEx/dz - dEz /dx) = - (d/dt - px d/dx) By................................................ ..............15



4πV2(dEy/dx - dEx/dy) = - (d/dt - px d/dx) Bx................................................ ...............16




...In most applications p would be the velocity of the earth in its yearly motion." (Lorentz, § 3).





x' = [V/(V2 - px2)1/2]x,................................................ .................................................. ..17





y' = y,................................................ .................................................. .........................18





z' = z,................................................ .................................................. .........................19





t' = t - x px /(V2 - px2).............................................. .................................................. .....20




Lorentz is justifying Maxwell's theory by altering the coordinate system of Maxwell's equations to represent an electromagnetic aether but manipulating the dimensions of Maxwell's equations does not change the fact that Maxwell's equations are derived using Faraday's induction effect that is not luminous, nor is induction an ionization or particle effect, and, Lorentz's propagating electromagnetic aether conflicts with Huygens'ether that remains stationary after the light wave propagates through the ether.



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Lorentz alters the dimensions of Michelson's experimental apparatus to reverse the negative result of Michelson's experiment to justify the existence of Fresnel's ether, composed of matter, (Michelson, p. 120).


"§ 9. Hitherto all quantities of the order p2x /V2 have been neglected. As is well known, these must be taken into account in the discussion of Michelson's experiment, in which two rays of light interfered after having traversed rather long paths, the one parallel to the direction of the earth's motion, and the other perpendicular to it. In order to explain the negative result of this experiment Fitzgerald and myself have supposed that, in consequence of the translation, the dimensions of the solid bodies serving to support the optical apparatus, are altered in a certain ratio." (Lorentz, § 9).

Lorentz is reversing the negative result of Michelson's experiment to justify the existence of Fresnel's ether, composed of matter, by contracting the length of the interferometer's armature in the x-direction using the constant magnitude of the earth's tangential velocity vector px. Initially the parallel light ray's velocity is increased by propagating in the direction of the ether wind but after the parallel light ray is reflected by the mirror, the parallel light ray is propagating in the opposite direction that would reduce the velocity of the parallel light ray and cancel the test of the ether wind. In Michelson-Morley experiment, numerous reflections by the parallel light ray are used to conceal the cancellation problem but the net result of the reflections would also cancel the test of the ether wind. Michelson's experiment is based on Fresnel's diffraction effect but Fresnel's describes diffraction uses interfering light waves that produce a diffraction pattern on a screen yet Michelson's interference effect is viewed using a small telescope pointed into the combined light rays. The two light rays of Michelson's experiment cannot produce a diffraction pattern projected on a screen. When two light rays intensities are combined, no interference effect is formed on a diffraction screen since the formation of wave interference requires an ether and a diffraction object. Michelson is testing for the existence of the ether wind using a stationary ether to form an interference effect that is being used to test for the existence of the ether wind that is in motion which is a violation of scientific method. In addition, Lorentz transformation is based on a constant magnitude of the earth's tangential velocity px but, at the surface of the earth, the magnitude of the earth's tangential velocity vector px that produces the ether wind is not constant.. At 6:00 pm, the magnitude of the earth's tangential velocity px is 462 m/s (fig 9); at 7:00 pm, the magnitude of px increases to 5,077 m/s. At midnight, the earth's yearly tangential velocity vector px is 30,462 m/s. The earth's tangential velocity vector px that forms the ether wind increases from 462 m/s to 30,462 m/s (6:00 pm - 12:00 am) yet Lorentz's transformation is based on a constant magnitude of the ether wind since a varying magnitude of the ether wind as time increases would result in a shift of the interference effect that would represent a positive result that is not experimentally observed.






Time velocity


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6:00 pm 462 m/s


7:00 pm 5,077 m/s


8:00 pm 10,154 m/s


9:00 pm 15,231 m/s


10:00 pm 20,308 m/s


11:00 pm 25,385 m/s


12:00 am 30,462 m/s


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So it looks to me like SR purpose is the ether of the wave theory of light. The rest of the stuff are just analogy to support the reversal of Michelson's experiments and Maxwell's equations. YEs?
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Seeing as you were asking the question merely to provoke all this activity means you didn't need to ask the question in the first place. Next time just post what you want to post!

And I do agree that Einstein got his inspiration from the Lorentz equation. On the other hand you can derive it directly from the two postulates I listed. The fact that the Maxwell equations are invariant under Lorentz transformations makes Electrodynamics a relativistic theory. (The notation being somewhat backwards from the order in which the theories were proposed.)

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Addendum: Please slow down your posts so they can be commented on! The answer to the question in post 8 is, in my opinion, yes and no. Yes in the sense that SR does do what you suggest, and no in the sense that there is much more than this involved in SR. To say the least of it's extension to GR.
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SR is based on Maxwell's equations that are not luminous, for one. Does not anyone find this odd?
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