Falsification of Relativity of Simultaneity using Halsbury-Transfer to link Four Streams of Einstein-Synchronous Clocks into a Square Loop
|Title||Falsification of Relativity of Simultaneity using Halsbury-Transfer to link Four Streams of Einstein-Synchronous Clocks into a Square Loop|
Special Relativity is a theory of kinematic invariance, and it is certainly true that the moving observer - if he assumes that his clocks are unslowed and his measuring stick is unshrunk, and that light is isotropic with respect to himself - will envisage the at-rest observer to have (i) a bow clock and stern clock both running slow, (ii) the clock reading of the stern clock in advance of the clock reading of the bow clock (the ?relativity of simultaneity?), (iii) a measuring stick shrunken in the fore and aft direction, and (iv) anisotropic light. Although a one-only moving observer can without contradiction make the assumptions that he does regarding his clocks, sticks and light, the paper shows that he cannot make these assumptions for the general case where he is but one of a collection of moving ob-servers going this way and that. The thought experiment is explicated by a series of diagrams in which four orthogonal streams of robotic clocks enclose the stationary observer in a square, and where the direction of those streams is anticlockwise as seen from above the page. The gedanken begins with one stream of 16 equidistant clocks, all synchronized according to Einstein. Then each moving clock in that stream is allowed to transfer its clock reading by direct contact (Halsbury transfer) to a clock in a second stream of clocks coming in from the right. When this process is repeated for each corner the result is an unbroken circulating loop of equidistant Ein-stein-synchronous clocks which has the appearance of a snake chasing its tail. The stationary observer then makes the startling dis-covery that the clock reading of the?head? clock of the circulating snake is retarded instead of being in advance of the clock reading of the immediately proceeding ?tail? clock. This demonstration of the untenability of the Einstein relativity of simultaneity has a num-ber of implications, including that moving observers can no longer maintain (a) that their clocks are unslowed, (b) that their measuring sticks are unshrunk, and (c) that light is isotropic with respect to their individual selves. With the collapse of kinematic invariance it is found that Special Relativity reverts to the theory from which it was derived: the theory wherein light propagates in a static medium and where Fitzgerald contraction of solid matter is physically real and theoretically detectable, e.g. with a Tolman balanced right angle lever.