A Conjecture Regarding Changes in Dimensions of Bodies Moving Through the Ether

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Scientific Paper
Title A Conjecture Regarding Changes in Dimensions of Bodies Moving Through the Ether
Author(s) Lee Shimmin
Keywords electromagnetic disturbances, ether, contraction
Published 1994
Journal Galilean Electrodynamics
Volume 5
Number 3
Pages 55-82

Abstract

It is assumed that there is a medium in which electromagnetic disturbances are propagated.  It is assumed that forces are conveyed by fields and that the 'updating' of these fields is subject to a propagation delay in the medium.  With these assumptions it is possible to demonstrate that solids moving through the medium are subject to contraction, both in the direction of motion and laterally.  These contractions are such as to invariably result in a null in the Michelson-Morley experiment.