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Episode 23 – Introduction to Modern Classical Mechanics

Posted by Steven Bryant On July - 18 - 2011

Modern Classical Mechanics is a new, intuitive, model that yields better than 100 times the accuracy of the Einstein-Lorentz equations in several experiments including Michelson-Morley and Ives-Stillwell!  Because it distinguishes between Length and Wavelength, its theoretical explanations avoid non-intuitive concepts like time dilation, length contraction, and the twin paradox; each of which are required by Relativity theory.
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Episode 22 is the Failure of Einstein’s Spherical Wave Proof presentation that I delivered at the 17th Annual NPA Conference held at California State University, Long Beach on 23, June 2010.  It is essentially the “Director’s Cut” of Episode 21, and expands on that material.  It shows that Einstein’s Relativity Theory derivation fails because of the failure in the Spherical Wave Proof.  Specifically, this episode covers the following:

  • Explains why the Spherical Wave Proof is The Essential Proof that established Relativity Theory
  • Shows the failure of Einstein’s Spherical Wave Proof as a failure to develop a second sphere
  • Identifies the belief that the proof passes as the result of a “False Positive”, or “Type I Error”
  • Discusses implications of the failure on terms like Length Contraction, Space-Time Curvature, and Time Dilation

Viewers who have watched Episode 21 will find much of the material familiar.

 

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Episode 21 – The Failure of Einstein’s Spherical Wave Proof

Posted by Steven Bryant On March - 21 - 2010

We have offered many mathematical and conceptual challenges to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. In Episode 21, we offer compelling evidence that Einstein’s Spherical Wave Proof fails. Without this proof, Einstein cannot establish a relationship between Relativity and the constancy of the speed of light; a cornerstone characteristic of the theory.

This Episode reexamines the key characteristics of a Sphere, and uses those characteristics to show why Einstein’s proof actually fails. The following specific points are covered in this video:

  • A look at Einstein’s Spherical Wave Proof
  • A look at the textual and mathematical requirements of a Sphere
  • Review of Einstein’s work to show that his equations do not satisfy the requirements

In addition to the video, a PDF version of the presentation is available for download.
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“I live 20 miles per hour from the University.” Is that statement confusing?  It should be.  In Episode 20, we take a look at Rates and Functions, and discuss how they have been mistreated for the past century.  More importantly, we’ll take a look at how key concepts and mathematics can get confused if we don’t say the right thing.  For example, would you feel confused if I had began with “I live 20 miles from the University.”?  This Episode is a replay of a presentation that I delivered the Pacific Region AAAS conference at San Francisco State University in August 2009.

This Episode summarizes and synthesizes a lot of the material we’ve looked at over the past 9 videos.  New visitors will find that it serves as a good introduction to the material on the site.

The following specific points are covered in this video:

  • A brief history of moving systems equations and SRT
  • A look at the mathematical and conceptual mistakes we’re still making today
  • Revisiting the improved results to the Michelson-Morley and Ives-Stillwell equations
  • Implications on position-based navigation systems

In addition to the video, a PDF version of the presentation is available for download.
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Do you want to know what Time Dilation is and why Einstein needed it to make Relativity work? In Episode 19, we explain what things mean.   We’ll talk about the main concepts that are important for each moving system model – Newton, Lorentz, Einstein, and the CICS Model. After watching this episode, you should be able to explain the key concepts of Relativity such as Time Dilation and Length Contraction.  This knowledge is beneficial to both supporters of, and challengers to, Special Relativity.  We will explain why Einstein needed these terms for this theory to make sense and how they are based on an incomplete understanding of Transformations and Wavelength. And we’ll address why our modern understanding of Transformations and Wavelength, as incorporated into the CICS Model, results in a model that is free of Time Dilation and Length Contraction. This video ends with a comparison of the moving system models and where they differ conceptually from one another.

The following specific points are covered in this video

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In Episode 18, I present Part 2 of a 2 part presentation delivered at the AAAS/NPA Conference held in April 2008 at the University of New Mexico.  This presentation compares and contrasts the models presented by Michelson-Morley, Lorentz, Einstein, and myself – clearly outlining the key assumptions behind each model.  In addition, I summarize the finding that in two experiments – Ives-Stillwell and Michelson-Morley – that the Model of Complete and Incomplete Coordinate Systems yields greater accuracy than their Special Relativity-based equivalents. The following specific points are covered in this presentation. 

  • Identify the assumptions that make up each of the key Moving System Model
  • Explanation of why the original Michelson-Morley Experiment does not support Fresnel’s (Aether-based) or Einstein’s (non Aether-based) theory
  • Explanation of why the revised Michelson-Morley Analysis supports Fresnel and the Model of Complete and Incomplete Coordinate Systems
  • Show that the equations associated with the Model of Complete and Incomplete Coordinate Systems produces better predictions than the Special Relativity-based equations for the Ives-Stillwell Atomic Clock experiment

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Episode 17 (Video) – A Look at Einstein’s 1905 Derivation

Posted by Steven Bryant On August - 11 - 2008

In Episode 17, we take an advanced look at Einstein’s derivation of the SRT transformation equations given in Section 3 of his 1905 paper to generate the equations and analyze the problem in creating his Tau equation. In the the past, I have reviewed Einstein’s derivation from an algebraic perspective. While that perspective remains valid, a precise analysis and re-examination requires that Einstein’s derivation be reviewed from a functions perspective. While the material in this Episode will be most comfortable to those with an understanding of namespaces, overloaded variables, and functions, it should be appropriate to all viewers interested in increasing their understanding of Special Relativity.

This video assumes some familiarity with functions, which might be considered an Advanced topic for some viewers/listeners. If you are not familiar with the behavior of functions, I encourage you to first watch Episode 8.

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In this Episode, I present Part 1 of a 2 part series that I delivered at this year’s AAAS/NPA conference held at the University of New Mexico. This presentation looks at the impact of bi-directional movement in generating the equations associated with moving systems. It establishes the foundational equations that are used by the leading models (e.g., Einstein, Lorentz, Michelson-Morley) as well as by the model of Complete and Incomplete Coordinate Systems. This presentation also uses the math associated with an Incomplete Coordinate System to graphically explain key mathematical elements that are found in Einstein’s 1905 paper.

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Episode 15 (Video) – Moving Systems (Part 4)

Posted by Steven Bryant On July - 13 - 2008

In this episode, we look at Special Relativity and how it is related to the model of Complete and Incomplete Coordinate Systems.  After reviewing this video series, I hope that you are left with a better understanding of my model as well as of Einstein’s theory and how the two are related.  In addition, I hope that you have a better understanding of Einstein’s derivation as well as how one can reasonably conclude the effects of Time Dilation and Length Contraction if you only have one type of coordinate system instead of two.  Lastly, I hope that this material helps you to better understand Einstein’s derivations as given in Sections 2 and 3 of his 1905 paper and in his Relativity book.  Part 4 of the series build upon the material presented in the first three parts.
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Episode 14 (Video) – Moving Systems (Part 3)

Posted by Steven Bryant On July - 13 - 2008

In this episode, we look at the second of the two types of coordinate systems inherent in the model of Complete and Incomplete Coordinate Systems; a Complete Coordinate System.  Part 3 of the series build upon the material presented in Parts 1 and 2.
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