Although it will be shown that time is affected by relative motion, other associated effects are different from those of currently held beliefs. Distances in space for example, and the size of objects it contains, are not really affected by such motion. In fact, the principle of time variance is contingent upon precisely that condition. Whereas actual distances are unaffected, however, the distance light travels in an interval of time, is affected, and this effect on distance is not limited to the direction of motion. The shrinking distance traveled by light within a moving frame of reference occurs equally in all directions. This change of view, is consistent with the prevailing evidence, yet has a profound bearing on the way the physical laws of nature are perceived.
Another consequence of the undertaken analysis is the realization that the Lorentz formulas are not direct representations of the principles of relativistic behavior. Even though these formulas yield correct mathematical results, by the very nature of their indirectness they tend to be misleading. It is contended, that these formulas together with the rectangular reference frames they are normally associated with, led to the misunderstandings embodied in special relativity. It is further argued, that only by use of the spherical reference frames and the directly derived equations developed in the presented analysis, is a proper understanding possible.
A final consequence of the ensuing analysis in this present work is a somewhat different view of the relativistic, transverse, Doppler effect. Comparison of the different results reveals yet another possible flaw in the presiding theory. This is not to say that additional flaws might not surface in a future supplemental work involving mass and energy.