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The Substratum Origin of Relativistic Effects

Valery P. Dmitriyev
Year: 1993
Keywords: Lorentz contraction, relativistic effects, solid substratum, matter, aether entrainment
The Lorentz contraction and other "relativistic" effects can be regarded as the phenomenology of a solid substratum. Particles of matter are modeled by the point defects (singularities) of this medium. Thus within the linear-elastic range no sign of the substratum, such as aether entrainment, can be detected experimentally.