Disruptive: Rewriting the rules of physics is now available!

Posted by Steven Bryant On January - 2 - 2016

I am thrilled to share that my new book, Disruptive: Rewriting the rules of physics, is available for pre–order at Barnes & Noble and at Amazon.com! Disruptive is a thought–provoking book, one that introduces a new unified model called Modern Mechanics, and explains where and why Einstein’s theory went wrong. It will fundamentally change our […]






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 […]






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 […]






Episode 20 – AAAS Conference Presentation – Averages, Rates, and Functions

Posted by Steven Bryant On August - 29 - 2009

“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 […]






Episode 19 (Video) – The Meaning of Moving Systems Models (CICS and SRT)

Posted by Steven Bryant On June - 15 - 2009

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 […]






Episode 18 (Video) – Part 2 – Comparative Analysis of Moving Systems Models

Posted by Steven Bryant On October - 6 - 2008

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 […]






Storrs Conference Presentation

Posted by Steven Bryant On June - 4 - 2007Comments Off on Storrs Conference Presentation

I delivered a presentation at a conference held at the University of Connecticut in May 2007. This presentation is a more polished version of the material covered in Episode #2 of the podcast. It presents, in mathematical terms, the problem in Einstein’s 1905 derivation, points out the root cause, and briefly introduces the Model of Complete and Incomplete Coordinate Systems. Two versions are available for download; one as the stand-alone version and a second with audio annotation.

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Episode 2 – Identifying the Problem with SRT

Posted by Steven Bryant On June - 4 - 2007Comments Off on Episode 2 – Identifying the Problem with SRT

In episode 2, I take a look at the steps Einstein used to create his equations. Specifically, we look at the rules of math (e.g., algebra) to help identify a problem in Einstein’s derivation. This podcast was originally aired in April 2007.

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Episode 1 – Introduction

Posted by Steven Bryant On June - 4 - 2007Comments Off on Episode 1 – Introduction

An introduction to the RelativityChallenge.Com podcast with Steven Bryant. Listen to this podcast to get a feel for what the podcast is about and what we will cover. This episode was originally released in March 2007.

 

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The Unusual Paragraph

Posted by Steven Bryant On February - 7 - 2006Comments Off on The Unusual Paragraph

The Puzzle

This is an unusual paragraph. I’m curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. You probably won’t, at first, find anything particularly odd or unusual or in any way dissimilar to any ordinary composition. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! But it is unusual. Why? Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out! Try to do so without any coaching! No doubt, if you work at it for long, it may dawn on you. Who knows? Go to work and try your skill. Good luck.

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The Coin Puzzle

Posted by Steven Bryant On February - 7 - 2006Comments Off on The Coin Puzzle

The Puzzle

You are given 12 coins. 11 of the coins are identical to each other and have the exact same weight. The 12th coin is either heavier or lighter than any one of the other 11 coins, but you do not know which. You are also given a balance scale that can be used to compare one side of objects against the other side – tipping in the heavier direction.

Using the scale no more than 3 times, can you always identify which coin has the different weight? If you answer no, you have to prove why that is the case and if you answer yes, you should be able to demonstrate your answer.

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The Bus

Posted by Steven Bryant On February - 7 - 2006Comments Off on The Bus

The Puzzle

Read the following paragraphs once. You are the bus driver and the bus is empty – it has no passengers on it. At the first stop, seven people get on the bus. At the next stop, eight people get on. At the next stop one person gets on, and three people get off. At the next stop, 11 people get on the bus. At the next stop, one person gets on. At the next stop five people get off. At the next stop, three people get on and four people get off.

Without looking at the preceding paragraph, what is the bus driver’s name?

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Stand on one foot

Posted by Steven Bryant On February - 7 - 2006Comments Off on Stand on one foot

The Puzzle

Without giving much thought, perform the following action from a standing position:
Stand on one foot.

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Three men and a hotel

Posted by Steven Bryant On February - 7 - 2006Comments Off on Three men and a hotel

The Puzzle

Three men go to a hotel looking for a room for the evening. While all had reservations, the hotel only had one room available. The desk clerk offers to put them into the same room for the night and promised to resolve the problem in the morning. Knowing that the closest hotel with availability was over an hour away, the three men agreed to the arrangement.

The desk clerk informs them that the cost was 30 dollars. Each man takes 10 dollars from his wallet and gives it to the clerk. He hands them the key and they retire to their room for the evening.

Later that night, the manager returns from dinner, reviews the recent check-ins, and discovers the situation with the three men. She feels guilty about the mix-up and asks a bellhop to give them 5 dollars as a refund for the mistake. On the way to the room, the bellhop realizes that he cannot give each man an equal amount. Just then, an idea strikes him. He will keep 2 dollars for himself and give each man a dollar. He reasons that they will be happy because they get a refund. He knocks on the door and all three men answer. He hands them each a single dollar, and as he expected, they are happy.

Instead of paying 10 dollars, each man has now paid 9 dollars. 9 times 3 is 27, plus 2 is 29. Where is the extra dollar?

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Anti-Relativity

Posted by Steven Bryant On February - 7 - 2006Comments Off on Anti-Relativity

Anti-Relativity

A very good site with active forums discussing the pros and cons of alternative theories to SR.

Progressive Science Institute

Posted by Steven Bryant On February - 7 - 2006Comments Off on Progressive Science Institute

Progressive Science Institute

The Progressive Science Institute is an organization that sponsors education and research on scientific philosophy free of political and religious influence.