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Misconceptions in recent papers on special relativity and absolute space theoriesSeveral recent papers which purport to substantiate or negate arguments in favor of certain theories of absolute space have been based on fallacious principles. This paper discusses three related instances, indicating where misconceptions have arisen. It is established, contrary to popular belief, that the classical Lorentz ether theory accounts for all the experimental evidence which supports the special theory of relativity. It is demonstrated that the ether theory predicts the null results obtained from pulsar timing and Moessbauer experiments. It is concluded that a measurement of the one-way velocity of light has physical meaning within the context of the Lorentz theory, and it is argued that an adequately designed experiment to measure the one-way velocity of light should be attempted.
Document ID
19820052773
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Torr, D. G. (Utah State Univ. Logan, UT, United States)
Kolen, P. (Utah State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, Logan, UT, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Foundations of Physics
Volume: 12
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-119
Distribution Limits
Public
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