Astrophysics

Astrophysics
 

Proposal for Wavelength Meter in Motion to Test the Invariance of Light Speed


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Foundation of the Finite Theory

Postulates of the Finite Theory

F inite Theory defines a new representation of the formulas derived from General Relativity based on the superposed potentials of the predicted massless spin-2 gravitons that mediate gravitational fields.Additionally in contrast to General Relativity where the space-time is represented using the non euclidean geometry in order to keep the speed of light constant, Finite Theory considers time to be a positive variable within a space that is characterized by the euclidean geometry. No previous self-consistent results deriving from General Relativity are in violation.

Postulate 1: The local reference frame is defined to be the source of the strongest gravitational acceleration and following the associated spin of the emitting body.

Postulate 2: The speed of light is constant, relative to the local reference frame.

Postulate 3: The kinetic energy of body relative to its maxima induces dilation of time, relative to the local reference frame.

Postulate 4: A gravitational time dilation is the direct cause of the superposed gravitational potentials.

 

Introduction

In Einsteins 1905 paper on Special Relativity, two postulates form the basis of the theory:

Postulate 1 (principle of relativity).: The laws of physics are the same in all inertial frames of reference.
Postulate 2 (invariance of c).: The speed of light in free space has the same value c in all inertial frames of reference.

It was assumed that the latter was already tested because of the Michelson-Morley experiment and other replications favored the null hypothesis.
The aim of the experiment we propose here is to search for evidence of a variable speed of light. According to a recent study, it might be possible to predict all phenomena of the Universe based on the fact that gravity is a particle. In contrast with the previously assumed static aether from which the bodies are moving through, the graviton field will have the same spin of the emitting source. Therefore the failure to detect any movement by the Michelson-Morley experiment can be explained by the fact the reference frame simply had the same spin of the Earth. The reference frame simply follows the source of the strongest gravitational acceleration. This reference frame is the Earth for all low orbit experiments that tested Special Relativity, the Sun for solar system wide probes, and so on.
By sending the laser emitter and wavelength meter at a sufficiently large velocity compared to the inertial frame of Earth we hypothesize that a detectable variance in the speed of light will be seen, only now possible with recent advancements in high-precision metrology.
Our proposal is organized in the following way. In Sec. II we consider theoretical foundation of the Finite Theory which considers time to be a positive variable within a space that is characterized by the euclidean geometry. We demonstrate how the dime dilation effects, bending of light and perihelion shift can be explained by only using postulates of Finite Theory and laws of newtonian mechanics. Given we know the result of the measurement of the light bending in the gravitational field, we can “reverse engineer” the entire Universe to find out all its characteristics, as is illustrated in Sec. III. Our experimental proposition described in Sec. IV. Finally, in Sec. V we give some concluding remarks.

 

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