A Study Of The Special Theory Of Relativity

by Richard Banner

Publisher: Richard Banner

Publication Date: July 22, 2019

ISBN: 9781393439172

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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When Einstein first published his Theory of Special Relativity paper, it was said that only a handful of people understood it. This is due in no small part to the "against everyday or common experiences" or apparent weirdness of the ideas. The main tenet of the theory is the constancy and maximum limit of the speed of light at 186,000 miles per second, which is actually against common sense. To explain this constancy, Einstein brought up time dilation and length contraction. However, in this book Dr Richard Banner posits with an explanation and example that time dilation alone, which is an experimentally proven phenomenon, is sufficient for the explanation of the constancy of the speed of light, without the need of bringing into play length contraction, which is only an inference with no experimental proof. He also explains the possibility of exceeding the speed of light. Dr Banner has published a number of research articles on relativity and quantum theory.