Special Relativity

Many thanks to Norman and Kerry. The term electron was coined by the Irish physicist George Johnstone Stoney and taken up by Fitzgerald, who used some of Heaviside’s equations to speculate length contraction, which is inherent in the Lorentz transform. As described in Sean Carroll’s "Spacetime and Geometry", chapter one, the Lorentz transform is a special case of general covariance. ECE theory is generally covariant and reduces to Lorentz covariance. There are many refutations of general relativity but the time dilatation of special relativity has been measured very accurately. There are also philosophical problems with special relativity. The basic idea of special relativity is the constancy of the four vector (ct, r bold) under frame transformation.

This leads to the Minkowski infinitesimal line element and as shown many times in the UFT papers leads to the Einstein energy equation from the line element. Thucydides sums up the situation in special relativity: "Knowledge without understanding is nothing". This sums up the class of 1971 listening to lectures by Granville Beynon on special relativity in a damp lecture theatre. After these lectures on special relativity I regurgitated my notes and learnt nothing. The Lorentz invariance is summarized by r squared – (ct) squared = r’ squared (ct’) squared. It is seen that c is constant but the time t changes to t’. This generalizes the Galilean transform r squared = r’ squared. The line element of m space is a modification of that used by Lorentz. The original equations of James Clerk Maxwell are written in Hamilton’s quaternions and are exceedingly complicated . They are completely different from the Maxwell Heaviside equations devised by Heaviside and the Maxwellian group that included Fitzgerald. Hamilton and Fitzgerald were Dubliners who worked in Trinity College Dublin. Hamilton was a professor at the age of twenty three. Hamilton was definitely an Irish invention, along with Dublin brewery. Anyone who has worked at Trinity College Dublin wakes up to the smell of brewing Guinness, so after inhaling this for a few years, the idea of quaternions came to Hamilton and he wrote them on a Dublin bridge. I have no idea why he wrote them on a bridge, where they could easily have fallen into the river.

Reception Given to Special Relativity

Dont forget, Einstein’s work came out of Einstein’s study of James Clerk Maxwell’s equations that he studied while missing Minkowski’s maths lessons. Scotland pioneered special relativity!

Kerry

On Saturday, 20 October 2018, Myron Evans <myronevans123> wrote:

Reception Given to Special Relativity

Using these google keywords the fourth site that comes up shows how special relativity was cold shouldered almost everywhere when it was published in 1905. It was ignored completely in England and France and criticised in Germany and the United States. In the rest of Britain there was no understanding of special relativity because Wales and Scotland were told what to think in science. Wales and Scotland were impoverished and no one cared about special relativity. Einstein criticised the concept of aether, which was part of establishment thinking in 1905. ECE has shown that the aether or vacuum is spacetime itself. Special relativity is now known to be a limit of ECE theory. General relativity is refuted completely by ECE theory. The English scientific establishment is notoriously conservative, and has opposed every really new idea in physics. I can see this from my own Ph. D. supervisor, the chemist Mansel Davies, who came from Aberpennar (Mountain Ash) but was English in his views of physics, radically Welsh in everything else, down to his fiery red hair. He clearly did not understand a word or equation of special relativity. His supervisor Bury made an attempt to understand it. So as late as the thirties in Cambridge, Einstein was dismissed outright, always a sign of something interesting. My co author Vigier was invited to become Einstein’s assistant and immediately accepted B(3) theory because it means photon mass. Vigier was largely sidelined by the physics establishment, so were de Broglie and Einstein himself. The physics dogma is now in a tight bind, because the S2 star shows that EGR is totally wrong. In order for the physics establishment to survive, it must ignore ECE theory completely, it must not get into the newspapers and threaten funding. The nasty fringe of standard physics uses Wikipedia and hate sites to try to destroy the careers of free thinkers. As in George Orwell, "1984", they become "unpersons" whose work has never existed in doublethink, Orwell’s word for gross hypocrisy and cover up. These are the methods of totalitarianism, and must be rejected completely by a free society. Internet criminals extend these methods to the general public. "Big Brother is watching you" as in Orwell’s warning written in 1948.