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A New Spacetime Symmetry

Version 1 : Received: 31 October 2019 / Approved: 1 November 2019 / Online: 1 November 2019 (09:28:31 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 4 April 2020 / Approved: 7 April 2020 / Online: 7 April 2020 (04:18:26 CEST)

How to cite: Fredericks, K.A. A New Spacetime Symmetry. Preprints 2019, 2019110004 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0004.v2). Fredericks, K.A. A New Spacetime Symmetry. Preprints 2019, 2019110004 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0004.v2).

Abstract

Based on detection of elliptic particle tracks, $\simeq 137^2 n^2$ bigger than Bohr-Sommerfeld electron orbits, indicating the possible detection of superluminal electrons masquerading as magnetic monopoles, a new structure emerges leading to: (i) a new set of seven elementary lengths; (ii) replacement of the usual motion (Lorentz) transformations by scale transformations between $v^2<c^2$ and $v^2>c^2$ frames; (iii) equivalence of charge between $v^2<c^2$ and $v^2>c^2$ frames based on the Dirac-Schwinger quantization condition; (iv) a relativistic foundation for the Dirac-Schwinger quantization condition; (v) a possible cause of charge quantization; and (vi) the prospect of symmetry in Maxwell's equations. If the elliptic particle tracks are viewed as a magnification of electron orbits, the effect is suggestive of a spacetime distortion such as those predicted in general relativistic theories.

Subject Areas

monopoles; tachyons; elliptic orbits; photographic emulsion; detection; Coulomb’s law; Kepler orbits; hydrogen

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Received: 7 April 2020
Commenter: Keith Fredericks
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Corrected typos, tightened text, changed to REVTEX format, added paragraph on image formation and removed unnecessary sections.
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