Journal of Modern Physics

Volume 7, Issue 1 (January 2016)

ISSN Print: 2153-1196   ISSN Online: 2153-120X

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Thoroughly Testing Einstein’s Special Relativity Theory, and More

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Einstein’s Special Relativity (ESR) has enjoyed spectacular success as a mathematical construct and in terms of the experiments to which it has been subjected. Possible vulnerabilities of ESR will be explored that break the symmetry of reciprocal observations of length, time, and mass. It is shown how Newton could also have derived length contraction . Einstein’s General Relativity (EGR) will also be discussed occasionally such as a changed perspective on gravitational waves due to a small change in ESR. Some additional questions addressed are: Did Einstein totally eliminate the Ether? Is the physical interpretation of ESR completely correct? Why should there be a maximum speed limit, and should it always be the same? The mass-energy equation is revisited to show that in 1717 Newton could have derived the modern , and not known that it violates the foundation of his mechanics. Tributes are paid to Einstein and others.

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Rabinowitz, M. (2016) Thoroughly Testing Einstein’s Special Relativity Theory, and More. Journal of Modern Physics, 7, 87-105. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2016.71009.

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