The Substratum Origin of Relativistic Effects
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.