In my last blog post, I gave my reasons for supporting Einstein’s theories irrespective of alternative or mainstream beliefs (everything should be questioned and not blindly followed). In that post I also elaborated on the underlining mechanism that derives the phenomena that Special Relativity and General Relativity Theories mathematically map as expressed in my own work (Fractal Scaling Cosmology, GPRA:REPMES:FSC).
More recently I posed a question to another independent researcher/scientist of “What the Special Relativity (SRT) Lorentz Factor physically represented?” The Lorentz Factor in SRT initially mapped theoretically a unique dynamic of travelling through space that was required to resolve the disparity between Maxwell’s framework and the constant speed of light irrespective of light source velocity. Specifically it was the ingenious application of time dilation with the Lorentz Factor that resolved this disparity. Latter this SRT Lorentz Factor dynamic, or more correctly, this physical phenomena, was confirmed in numerous experiments as particles became harder to accelerate to higher velocities nearer to c (in particle accelerators). So what causes this phenomena that SRT Lorentz Factor (Lorentz and Einstein) so famously mapped at the beginning of the 20th century? As an aside, many people are not aware this is an actual physical phenomena, and/or somehow never disassociate it from the theoretical nature of Special Relativity (SRT), as if SRT produces this phenomena. SRT does not produce this phenomena, it only predicted it.
In answer to this question of what the physical representation of the SRT Lorentz Factor is, in my last research book (identifier GPRA:REPMES:FSC 2012/2013) I research and explore the REMARKABLE similarity between the drag-coefficient in a fluid/gas at Mach 1 and the Lorentz factor curvature found in LET and SRT; specifically the portion of curvature upto velocity c. Making this connection was extremely insightful. I shared this info sometime ago in a discussion email forum (in reference to my research found in my book). If the two curves are a result of a similar type of dynamic, this explicitly means mass increase in SRT is NOT solely attributed to “pushing” against/through the space-time medium (the modern non-classical aether) and solely experiencing drag as some have proposed (including myself), because that doesn’t explain the constancy of velocity through empty space after acceleration as this would require the space-time medium to be essentially friction-less (no viscosity at low velocities). Some of these premature propositions of aether dragging causing the Lorentz Factor curvature do not speak to the attributes of space-time that are REQUIRED to match this measurable curvature. Space-time is essentially friction-less, which along with GRT’s description space-time describes a **non-dispersive friction-less super-fluid**. This description is not the classical aether. Aether theories are not all the same and do not all suffer from the same ailments, but there is a distinctive line between classic and modern aethers. For example, between Robert Boyle’s, Maxwell’s electromagnetic field and the more modern Einstein’s GRT space-time continuum, SVT’s superfluid medium (inline with GRT), and even to an extent the Higgs Field. To highlight the need for an explicit description of this modern space-time aether medium in order to avoid ambiguities with erroneous classical models of the aether, air resistance applies to all velocities where space-time medium resistance appears to ONLY apply to velocities nearing c, because my research suggests that the space-time medium’s drag-coefficient changes when nearing those velocities, similar to physical fluid/gases. This doesn’t speak to the fact that space-time medium’s resistance increases proportional to acceleration (as described in GPRA:REPMES:FSC). If the Lorentz Factor curvature is a result of a similar dynamic that causes drag-coefficient curvature near Mach 1, this means that this curvature is caused by an inherent property found in fluid-type mediums in which objects travelling in them approach the non-dispersive fluid’s wave velocity changing the fluid’s “viscosity” at those near c velocities upon the object.
Furthermore, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, this insightful connection between the SRT Lorentz Factor curvature and the Mach drag-coefficient curvature also STRONGLY predicts/suggests the Mach 1 light speed c is not a hard velocity limit at all if fractal self-similarity applies to the space-time aether (quantum medium as explicitly described in FSC). FSC strongly suggests velocities beyond c are very real, exist and are achievable.
This insightful understanding upon this dynamic also reveals something about relativistic mass. Mass increase as described in SRT is based on apparent mass and not rest mass which remains the same at any velocity (if the observer travels parallel to the object). As an object is propelled by an artificial mechanism (ex. rocket) using natural forces (electric, magnetic), as the object approaches c of the medium, the mediums drag-coefficient increases changing the state of the medium’s friction-less viscosity making it more difficult to push the object therefore requiring more force applied. That increased applied force is where the extrapolated *apparent* mass is derived from. It’s simple and simple math and doesn’t only apply to the theoretical aether, but all fluids of which gas and solids are still at different bulk modulus through temperature. The *measurable* mass (apparent mass) changes with velocity, but I stress this apparent mass is relative to the observer’s own velocity, so a moving mass as measured by two differently moving observers will not measure the same. This two observer scenario is difficult to reproduce, but in a particle accelerator, the single observer scenario is very real and has been verified.
Particle accelerators use an electrostatic field to attract or push charged particles. The electrostatic field strength on a charged particle is 10^39 times stronger than gravity. Gravity propagates at c though the space-time medium. If the particle accelerator were to use gravity alone to accelerate a particle, it would never reach c due to the gravity field propagation matching parity at c with the particle’s velocity if the SRT Lorentz Factor effect is ignored. The electrostatic field is again 10^39 times stronger than c. There is no shortage of force to propel a charged particle. In addition, in my own work in fractal scaling cosmology (FSC), fractal self-similarity predicts that the electrostatic field is self-similar to the gravity field but propagates much, much, much faster than c (9×10^16 m/s as per FSC). In both cases, electrostatic field would not meet parity at c, so when a particle becomes more difficult to accelerate near c, it’s not due to a lack of strength or speed from the propelling mechanism.
I know Einstein is correct when it comes to his less than fundamental theories because of the SRT Lorentz curvature matching Mach speed drag-coefficient curvature (as per my GPRA:REPMES:FSC work), and due to his ingenious topological (high-level, non-fundamental) GRT gravity theory.
Propositions and arguments that use an arbitrary “classic-type” aether in place of the more modern space-time continuum model (new aether) and then claim that the aether causes apparent mass increase due to an aerodynamic-type of mechanism while adamantly insisting or suggesting Einstein’s SRT is incorrect though it uses the Lorentz factor (which is applied correctly) and matches empirical data is completely illogical given the insight described above between SRT Lorentz Factor curvature similarity to Mach drag-coefficient curvature. Essentially, Einstein is describing in mathematical terms what the aether argument applying drag is explaining BUT in a friction-less super-fluid without the explicit reference to such a medium. The two arguments (pro classic aether and pro space-time continuum) are not mutually exclusive (there are no sides in proper science). The grounds upon which they can meet correctly and explicitly MUST match empirical data, and there is a narrow corridor for this deterministic aether unification with the more modern space-time continuum as described in my research in FSC.
Due to increased popularity with the aether concept in recent times, arguments of whether Einstein is wrong with SRT or GRT is irrelevant when it comes to the measurable phenomena that these theories describe. The argument that should be argued and advanced of SRT is what causes the SRT Lorentz curvature physically real phenomena? SRT itself doesn’t explain the fundamental why. It doesn’t explain the mechanism underneath the dynamic mathematically mapped in SRT, but LET does to a degree. SRT, as GRT, is NOT a fundamental theory. These theories, like many theories in science, are topological (high-level), a mapping of a measurable dynamic, or in Einstein’s time, the only explanation to the disparity between Maxwell’s framework and the measurement of the speed of light irrespective of source speed, which turned out to be correct on several aspects (research supporting experiments).
Einstein undeniably based his work off LET. LET is undeniably an aether theory, therefore Einstein’s use of the Lorentz factor indirectly introduces an “aether” medium into SRT even though it did not explicitly mention it (see Aether Theories). The difference in SRT and LET aethers is that the SRT aether is indistinguishable from the experience of space, while LET’s aether was classical and theorized to be separate from the experience of space (immovable), and therefore could in theory be detected and measured. GRT nailed this fact home with the space-time continuum.
Knowing this about Einstein’s SRT and GRT, scientists (independent and not) could REALLY start to advance science by looking at the fundamentals of nature that give rise to SRT and GRT models and the phenomena they explain. For example, the space-time continuum isn’t as fundamental as it could be. The SRT Lorentz factor curvature doesn’t explain what causes it, and GRT doesn’t fundamentally explain what exactly is “curved” space (see Schwarzschild solution) or what causes “curved” space. The space-time continuum doesn’t describe its intrinsic, constitutional physical nature at the quantum and Planck scales (or smaller as predicted in FSC). SVT (superfluid vacuum theory) attempts to explore and explain this more fundamentally yet it’s still not fundamental enough. This is what I’ve been doing with fractal scaling cosmological framework (FSC) because the framework is extremely fundamental. In fact, FSC CANNOT be more fundamental by its very nature. But this advancement in science will never happen if scientists (independent or mainstream) are too married to their deeply ingrained beliefs (conservative or the other) or the systems these beliefs uphold.
In addition to these fundamental explanations that are missing from SRT and GRT, which if explained would advance science beyond SRT/GRT (not prove them wrong, but only incomplete), there are legitimate problems with SRT and GRT that if answered would also advance science.
Here is my list of SRT/GRT problems:
1) Is the light speed limit assumption correct? It was an assumption, and the lack of evidence for superluminal speeds isn’t evidence against it. Quantum entanglement is faster than c by upto 10,000 times (if not more). Also the Lorentz factor curvature matching the Mach drag-coefficient curvature (as described in GPRA:REPMES:FSC) strongly suggests that superluminal speeds are very real IF repeating fractal self-similarity in nature is real (nature is undeniably fractal so it isn’t a far stretch).
2) What is causing the spiral galaxy velocity curvature? GRT requires Dark Matter to explain it, again on a more topological level (high-level). The composition of Dark Matter hasn’t been discovered yet. In my research in FSC, I suggest that Dark Matter and Energy are related to the explicitly defined fractal quantum medium (QM) decribed in FSC. If correct, this would mean that no detectable *invisible* quantum particles will be correctly discovered in attribute to Dark Matter or causing Dark Energy. Instead density changes in the quantum medium (ambiguous with the experience of space) would be attributed to this phenomena.
3) What is the space-time continuum? GRT gives a field equation that essentially maps a medium that is pliable, moves, curves and swirls (Lense-Thirring Effect). Similar continuum field equations are used to describe an ideal fluid, which indicates that Einstein modeled the space-time continuum after an ideal fluid, which actually supports the matching Lorentz factor curvature with Mach drag-coefficient curvature (from GPRA:REPMES:FSC), because drag in an ideal super-fluid (SVT) doesn’t really exist (lack of viscosity) but does come into play near c because something in the medium changes at those velocities. In FSC, the space-time continuum is given an explicit description as the fractal quantum medium (QM), which not only describes the dynamic of gravity but also electric force.