Proof of Internal Contradictions in the Lorentz Transformation
The End of Space-time Mixing
2016-01-19
Buenker
Robert J.
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Buenker, Robert J.
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<p> A simple example is considered which shows that the Lorentz transformation (LT) is physically
invalid because it leads to the conclusion that clock rates depend on the speeds of distant objects.
This lack of internal consistency in relativity theory is traced to an undeclared assumption
Einstein made regarding a normalization factor appearing in his original derivation of the LT.
An alternative Lorentz transformation (GPS-LT) is obtained by replacing this false assumption
with another that demands that a strict proportionality exists between the rates of clocks in
different inertial systems, exactly as is assumed in the methodology of the Global Positioning
System (GPS). The GPS-LT is consistent with all known experimental observations as well as
with Einstein's relativistic velocity transformation (RVT). The success of the GPS-LT in
removing the inherent contradictions of the LT demonstrates that Einstein's famous position that
space and time are inextricably mixed is fundamentally in error. The relativity principle (RP)
when applied to the Ives-Stilwell transverse Doppler experiment and the muon decay studies is
also shown to prove that Fitzgerald-Lorentz length contraction (FLC) does not occur in nature
and that the dimensions of accelerated objects actually increase by the same fraction in all
directions as the rates of clocks are slowed, i.e. isotropic length expansion accompanies time
dilation in a given rest frame. The GPS-LT is also consistent with Newtonian absolute remote
simultaneity and does away with Einstein's symmetry principle whereby two clocks in relative
motion can supposedly both be running slower than each other at the same time. The
accompanying theory restores the principle of objectivity of measurement that was universally
believed until the dawn of the 20th century.
postulates of special relativity
Lorentz transformation (LT)
relativistic velocity transformation (RVT)
Global Positioning System (GPS)
alternative Lorentz transformation (GPS-LT)
uniform scaling of coordinates
transverse Doppler effect
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