Twin Slit Experiment
The Structure of Time
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| 1.0 Introduction
[More about relativity]
| Einstein's Special
theory of Relativity is fundamental to physics and yet there seems to
be a lack of work that addresses the question "What kind of universe
would behave like that?".
This article addresses that question and begins to work toward
expanding our interpretation of relativity by pursuing a basic model in
which relativistic phenomena can be seen to occur as a natural
consequence of the model instead of appearing as paradoxical
corrections applied to a classical wold.
Rationale [More rationale & background]
Relativity provides a powerful set of mathematical relationships but
translating its effects into everyday thought is problematic.
out that the classical world view of objects existing in three
dimensional space changing and moving within a universal time is
that is fundamentally at odds with the underlying structure of reality
described by Special and General Relativity.
A primary reason is that the classical style models do not provide way
to apprehend phenomena that propagate at the speed of light (i.e.
Photons and fields) across all
frames of reference. These phenomena (by definition) break the rules of
the framework that we are using to try to model with.
our classical view of the world delivers a
partial representation that accounts for the behavior of matter (at
low-ish velocities), and can only approximate the
behavior of photons and fields.
If relativistic transformations occurred across frames of reference in
a manner that kept velocity addition intact, or kept simultanaety
intact, then some form classical framework could be seen as a starting
point. However, this is not the case, Relativity appears to require a
complete new approach that can encompass the classical system as a
partial representation (with approximation).
|1.2 A New
Context for Matter and Space/Time
| To begin
with, consider the following features of the way in which matter,
energy and fields exist in a relativistic context.
has two quite distinct forms of existence, light-like (e.g.
photons) and matter-like
(physical matter). The two forms are related via the relationship E=Mc
is a property of the relativistic geometry of space-time, and that is that
anything that moves at light-speed does not experience time . When
a traveler moves between two points, then the time experienced
for the journey does not reduce linearly with an increase in velocity,
instead, the duration falls to zero as the velocity approaches the
speed of light. Effectively, objects moving at near light-speed appear
to slow in existence and be be almost frozen in stasis. Conversely the
object experiences almost instant travel. It would appear that anything
that propagates at the speed of light does not experience time.
phenomena related to action at a distance, (in a classical context the
phenomena moderated by gravitational and electrical fields) are effects
that are sourced from matter and propagate at the speed of light.
Now put together the idea that fields
propagate at light-speed with the idea that things that propagate at
experience no time.
To see how this would work, look at a static situation, in which a
radial field emanates from a particle as an electrostatic field.
Consider the field at some particular radius away from the particle.
All components of the field that that are on the shell at that radius,
been emitted at the same time and, if propagating at light-speed, would
be unchanged in form from the time of their creation.
Working back inwards, each shell of field would be an
enlarged image of the the particle at the moment that it was emitted,
time. Or, to go one step farther, the shell of "field" would
be the past surface of the particle as it was at the moment of
emission, but expanded.
If this is the case, when energy is existing as matter then its past
structure radiates outward at light speed, or conversely, a particle
exists at light speed with respect to its own past. Matter
2) Action at a distance is effected when the past existence of one
particle superimposes on the present of another, and interacts with the
existence of that particle. Effectively the past of one particle causes
of the existence of another to alter from what it would otherwise have
From this point, the rest of this article is about how to apply these
ideas in a very particular way such that one can develop a theory of
the existence of matter, energy and fields that is consistent with and
encompasses electromagnetism, special relativity, and general
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