All motion is not relative 2007


By Bert Schreiber

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All motion is not relative: revised May 2007 / Bert Schreiber.  In: The General science journal. 2007 – 8 S. =

There was set forth in antiquity millenniums ago, the postulate (axiom) that all motion was relative and the concept of the point of absolute rest. This meant that what entity was moving and which one was fixed, or both were moving etc. could not be determined from examination, that we call experiments today. This also led to the postulate (axiom) there was no such thing as a point of absolute rest or no mass could go to absolute rest. This eventually led to the final postulate that no motion, especially absolute, can be detected inside a closed system (room) without an outside observation. This resulted in Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, General and Special and the present end results taught and believed to this day. Just one thing wrong. With one exception, the remainder of these beliefs is false. The exception is no mass can go to absolute rest or all mass is forever in motion.

Scientists are great about making flat statements (axioms, postulates, hypotheses etc.) only to discover later there are exceptions to them that cause extreme embarrassment and put into question the theories they derived from them. Some of them are brought out and so the originators must lose face and the knowledge changed by those later. If any scientist that has been proved wrong or false has ever issued a public retraction, it is so rare as to be, for all practical purposes, unknown. What is not accepted is a simple fact as to the veracity of any claim, theory or what ever.

For any theory to be immaculate there must not be any exceptions, paradoxes, abnormalities, or anomalies. It cannot be immaculate if only 1% right; no more than if it is only 99.9999 >% right. It must be 100% right/correct. Therein lays the tale. When there are these exceptions etc., the scientists rationalize and use bad grammar and say, with all but one whatever and there goes their theory.

In 1881 A. Michelson invented a new kind of interferometer called the Michelson interferometer. How it works can be found with no problems. However, the vast majority of explanations on how it works are not completely correct or true. That will not effect what is going to be set forth. It is capable of measuring extremely small changes in the wavelength of the light source.

A. Fizeau postulated and then experimentally measured using his interferometer what is now known as the Fizeau coefficient (aberration). Simply, light sent through a moving medium did not assume the speed of the medium 100%, but only a fraction of its speed. This depends on the refractive index of the medium. The equation can be easily found. It has no direct effect either on what is going to be set forth. There will be proposed, no illustrations as they should be obvious, a Thought Experiment that can actually be done with no problems.

A Michelson interferometer with its base parallel to the surface of a body of water, facing the bottom of the hull of a boat so that it can be observed inside the boat is mounted at the boats center. It can be rotated 360 degrees from inside the boat.

The light source is located inside the boat, but is not critical either and could be mounted on the interferometer. It will be assumed the source’s rays point north at the beginning of each experiment. The light source is monochromatic and has a fixed wavelength that is measured using the interferometer when the boat is out of the water. That is it’s as if at rest wavelength or to the laboratory frame of reference.

The boat will be floated on a large body of clear water so that the observer in the boat has no other reference point on the horizon or up in the air (heavy cloud layer obscuring the heavens) or he is simply isolated inside the hull and cannot see out, i.e., inside a closed room to prevent any other outside observations. The observer has a gyroscope compass (is absolute to space!) to observe the boat’s heading. The boat will have a suitable speedometer to read its speed when moving.

The refractive index of water is 1.33 giving that the speed of light in the water is 2.25 x 108 m/sec. or about 75% of the speed of light through space.

To keep this as simple as possible, it will be assumed the boat can have a speed from 0 to 20 km/hour. Now the experiments start.

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