Lorentz Driven Density Increase Results in Higher Refractive Index and Greater Fresnel Drag

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Scientific Paper
Title Lorentz Driven Density Increase Results in Higher Refractive Index and Greater Fresnel Drag
Author(s) Dan Wagner
Keywords Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction, Lorentz mass increase, Fresnel dragged reference frame, isotropic, refractive index, density increase
Published 2009
Journal Apeiron
Volume 16
Number 3
No. of pages 10
Pages 313-322

Abstract

This paper builds upon an earlier paper that re-derived the formulas for the physical Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction and the Lorentz mass increase based on speed relative to the Fresnel dragged reference frame and on the isotropic speed of light in that reference frame.  The acceptance of a real physical contraction and mass increase means that the density of a body, and therefore its refractive index and Fresnel drag, will also increase.  It is shown that based upon this reasoning, the speed achievable for a sizeable mass (i.e. as opposed to an isolated sub-atomic particle) and a desired mass increase is further beyond the speed of light than specified in the earlier paper.