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A Mechanism for the effects of Relativity

Version 1 : Received: 3 March 2019 / Approved: 5 March 2019 / Online: 5 March 2019 (11:32:04 CET)

How to cite: Cornwall, R. A Mechanism for the effects of Relativity. Preprints 2019, 2019030056. Cornwall, R. A Mechanism for the effects of Relativity. Preprints 2019, 2019030056.


This paper seeks to investigate the questions of: How does the constancy of the speed of light come about? Why does time dilation and length contraction occur? Are they physical effects with a mechanism? Does mass have a role is in these effects? Is Relativity an emergent phenomenon? The enquiry is along a different tact than the standard Lorentzian invariance canon but in the realm of readily known experimental facts or analogies and theory in the domain of wave propagation and solid state physics. These analogies, to almost prosaic physics, have a small following and are called Ether Theories, which modern physics has implicitly reinstated by General Relativity and Quantum Field Theories. In the category of Ether Theories based on analogies to solid state physics, this presentation is unique in not being Lorentz invariant; it is based on earlier papers by the author enquiring into the speed of coincidence counting of the Bell Inequality and a communication protocol. It is believed that Lorentz invariance emerges from the Ether and all Relativistic Mechanics can be built from the bottom up. The conclusion is that space-time is not really curved but the effects are all ascribable to mass gain.


Relativity, EPR, Superluminal, Ether, Sudarshan, Effective mass, time dilation, length contraction


Physical Sciences, Particle and Field Physics

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