An astronomical test for the second postulate of the special theory of relativity

von Juan J. Schulz Poquet

An astronomical test for the second postulate
of the special theory of relativity
Juan J. Schulz Poquet

In: Apeiron –  12. 2005, No. 2, April, S. 228-255 – 28 S.

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1. Introduction

Since their postulation a century ago, the formulas derived from Special Theory of Relativity (STR) have continued to demonstrate their effectiveness for the calculation of the magnitudes involved in dynamic phenomena of high velocities.

The experimental results have so accurately fitted with those predicted by these formulas that it might appear extemporaneous and even ridiculous to propose the convenience of a new test for this famous theory. But my position is that this concordance does not imply the validity of its postulates but only their consequences, and hence provides a necessary but not a sufficient condition to constitute proof. Also, I am convinced that many scientists still hope for the appearance of an experiment that definitely proves the validity of the second postulate.

The reasons for this, which I develop below, are most likely as follows:

1) The basic postulate of STR is intrinsically illogical.
2) The empirical facts that supported the basic postulate at the time of its postulation are today questionable.
3) There is, to date, no unquestionable direct experimental proof.
4) It is possible to develop a theory, on a more logical basis, leading to similar formulas to those derived from the Relativity Theory.

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