A Stubbornly Persistent Absolute Relative is the Theory of Relativity
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- The Relativity, The Electricity and Magnetism, The Speed of Light, Inertia Reference Frame, Simultaneity, Physical Time Instant, Discreet Physical Time, Space, Space Time
- Prasenjit Debnath
- The defining great scientific breakthroughs such as the theory of relativity is not a completely independent theory to the other contemporary research works such as James Clark Maxwell’s theory on the electricity and magnetism and Hendrick A. Lorentz’s works. In order to put the theory of relativity in context, in 1964, James Clerk Maxwell developed a complete theory on the electricity and magnetism and he demonstrated that an electric field is generated by the stationary charge and a magnetic field is generated by a moving charge. What actually happens if a charge is sitting still and we are moving past it? Hendrick A. Lorentz showed that for a moving observer, a stationary charge looks like a moving charge, and hence, an electric field looks like a magnetic field. Lorentz also showed that electromagnetic wave propagation is the same for both moving observer and stationary observer, and the velocity or speed of the propagation is a constant, the speed of light (C). The assumptions in the theory of relativity are well supported by both Maxwell’s theory of the electricity and magnetism and in the experimental work of Michelson and Morley, who showed that regardless of the motion of the Earth, light travels at a constant velocity or speed, the speed of light (C). The theory of relativity added further that all physical laws are equally valid in any ‘inertia reference frame’ which travelling at fixed speed and direction and for any such observer, the speed of light is a constant (C). The theory of relativity showed that two observers with identical clocks and meter sticks who are moving relative to one another will have different length of the meter stick and the different physical time in each of the clocks i.e. the meter stick of the other as foreshortened and the clock of the other as running slow. As the theory of relativity only accounted for systems with constant speed, whereas in gravitational fields bodies are constantly accelerated, it was being modified to include the effect of gravitational force where bodies constantly being accelerated. The theory of relativity itself has a paradox on simultaneity which lies in the heart of the theory itself.
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