Ballistic Explorations For Relativity

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Scientific Paper
Title Ballistic Explorations For Relativity
Author(s) Sadanand S Savarkar
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Published 2008

Abstract

Following in the footsteps of Newton in the author?s science-play The Catherine Conspiracy: or The Honest Relativity, it is seen that, apart from a single constant required to be fixed from the empirical experience, Lorentz?s length-contraction and clock-retardation postulates follow deductively and uniquely from the single Postulate of ?Relativity? alone. Newton?s path to the Gulliveresque relativity for inertial motion, involving only shooting of revolving shells, shows, from simple readily visualisable experiments and elementary considerations, the necessity of a ?velocity-twist effect? that is scarcely known.