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Recovering the Lorentz Ether

Franco Selleri
Year: 2004 Pages: 6
Keywords: Lorentz transformations, Special Relativity, preferred inertial frame
The description of natural phenomena by observers in motion is a problem that many consider solved once and for all by the Lorentz transformations of the Theory of Special Relativity (TSR), though it was actually was left open. Consequences of my alternative transformations of the space and time variables are: (i) an explanation of the empirical data better than provided by the TSR; (ii) the elimination of those features of the TSR which give rise to paradoxes. This is obtained thanks to the recovery of a preferred inertial frame in which the Lorentz ether is at rest. In the present paper I expound the basic ideas of the research, leaving aside mathematical detail.