An Update of the Explanation of the Michelson-Morley Experiment by Abolishing the Second Postulate of Relativity
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- Privileged Inertial System, Length contraction, Light speed, Wavelength, Frequency as a constant, Twin Paradox, Consciousness
- Antonio Luigi Paolilli
- In a recent research, a function was presented that, in the context of a privileged inertial system, could explain the result of the Michelson-Morley experiment by abolishing the second postulate of relativity and thus disregarding the length contraction. This paper briefly explores this hypothesis and discusses its application, which unfortunately appears inaccurate in one place. A more appropriate configuration that the above function should assume is then indicated and some consequences of its application are analyzed. Since in the case of the existence of a privileged inertial system the slowing down of processes in a moving body is absolute and real, a consideration on the twin paradox is presented.
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