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Old 04-22-2005, 11:43 AM
psholtz psholtz is offline
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Default Re: Lord Kelvin's Vortex Theory of Atoms

This paper contains some wonderful explorations of just exactly what Einstein did get wrong in SR.. among other things:

(*) Time dilation probably does not occur (at least not in the way explained by Einstein);
(*) Einstein's explanation of stellar aberration is incorrect (insofar as Einstein even had an explanation for stellar aberration, which he really didn't.. it was more "hand-waving")
(*) All reference frames are not equal; all things being equal, light will still "pick out" the "most inertial" reference frame it can find, and all motions/speeds should be calculated with respect to this (inertial reference frame)

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/adring/Johnson.pdf
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