Abstract

I chose to call my web site “A Question of Time” because that is the essence of the issue in the physics of Einstein’s Special Relativity Theory.

One basic premise of special relativity is the belief that for two observers, on different bodies or platforms, that are in relative motion, say, earth and Venus, it is impossible to have events, for example an observed supernova, occur in a time frame that is common to both platforms. In other words, that it is not possible to synchronize clocks for two platforms, or bodies, in relative motion – that, in fact, “time”, itself, is relative.

We show here, that two observers, say on Earth and Venus, can synchronize their watches, and observe events in a common time frame. We can do this, for example, by using the Doppler Effect.

But the consequence of this fact is the conclusion that special relativity is invalid. That is the essence of what is shown on this web site, and the consequences of this, for 20th century theoretical physics, cannot be underestimated.

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Contrary to Einstein’s assertion, synchronization of clocks on relatively moving bodies can be achieved. For example, by using the Doppler Effect.

Simultaneity comes in two versions: e-simultaneity (one observer, two events), and o-simultaneity (one event, two observers). Einstein needs the relativity of the latter, but only the former is ‘relative’.

The Lorentz Transformation is not correctly derived by Lorentz and the same mistake is made by Einstein. The square root should not have been taken as a measure of the required shrinkage of either length or time – it is too little!

Observation of the arrival of light from type 1A supernovae shows that high frequency radiation arriving now comes from a later point in time in the evolution of the supernova than the visible radiation – the speed of light is not constant across the spectrum of radiation.