Relativity and GPS - II
Year: 1995 Pages: 17
Keywords: GPS, satellites, Lorentz ether theory
In the first paper we showed that the global positioning system (GPS) strongly supports the Lorentz ether theory over that of Einstein's special theory. In this second paper, we take a close look at several problems with the general theory. In the second paper, we take a close look at several problems with the special theory. Particular attention is focused on the claim of the general theory that an object in free-fall is not acted upon by any forces and, hence, defines its own Lorentz frame. One aspect of this claim can be refuted by the new GPS satellites which are capable of inter-satellite tracking. A modification of the Lorentz ether theory is proposed which resolves the general theory problems. In addition, the new theory predicts experimental results at variance with the general theory for several experiments to be performed in the near future.