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An Absolute Theory for the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies

Delbert J. Larsen
Year: 1999
Keywords: Absolute Space, Electrodynamics
An axiomatic set employing clock retardation alone is shown to be sufficient to derive the Lorentz kinematic transformations; the Fitzgerald length contraction is not required. Since the kinematic transformations lead solely and directly to the electrodynamic transformation, this paper presents the third axiomatic set (the others are due to Lorentz and Einstein) consistent with presently accepted electrodynamic theory. The theory proposed herein assumes classical concepts for space and time; Galilean relativity and an aether are assumed. The present experimental evidence relative to space-time theory is reviewed, and its relevance to the three competing axiomatic sets is discussed. It is shown that the new theory requires the Michelson-Morley experiment to be explained by a node enforcement hypothesis. Shortcomings in the Einstein theory include measurements of EPR phenomena. while shortcomings of the Lorentz theory may result from the tests due to Sherwin. Two new tests are proposed that could experimentally prove which axiomatic set best represents reality.