"Because the theories of Special and General Relativity and the standard model for the physics of subatomic particles seem extremely intricate, artificial, irrational, and contradictory and irreconcilable between themselves; I consider it a moral obligation and an act of loyalty with regard to physics and towards myself to submit this work for the consideration and analysis by physicists’ and lay persons, as a seminal contribution to the advancement of physics in general, this work being an epistemological dissertation based on a pragmatic, discovery-helping process of reasoning and deduction, rather than a technical discussion with the mathematical detail and precision usually set forth in the presentation of modern physics. The logical answers found for all the theoretical questions and doubts I raised for myself concerning those two important areas of modern physics are those I explain in this work to share them with my dear readers, being sure that its conceptual presentation will open up for them, as with me, new paths to arrive at an integral knowledge and understanding of physics; my main motivation and purpose being to have physics again placed under the aegis of logic, common sense and conceptual rigor in accordance with clear philosophical and epistemological basic rules, trying to avoid the ad-hoc building of geometrical and mathematical nirvanas in order to explain that which can be explained rationally and with simple words" Enrique Morales-Riveira October 2009 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With solid scientific research, Rebuilding Modern Physics offers a new approach to physics, one which will clarify the dark, mysterious, intricate, and confusing areas of modern physics. Under the steady hand of Enrique Morales-Riveira, physics again becomes the realm of reason, logic, and reality. In this epistemological discourse, Morales-Riveira shows how Minkowski’s space-time, the theories of Special and General Relativity, the standard model for the physics of fundamental particles, and the current cosmological theories are based on irrational ideas and misleading experiments. This has caused modern physics to fatally become a kind of unrealistic science where common sense and physical reality do not have any place whatsoever. This is leading modern physics to an ominous dead-end street and preventing its climb to the next platform. His discussions include: • Why it is imperative to urgently abandon the arbitrary and unnatural conception of Minkowski’s space-time in modern physics. • How natural space-time gives back to physics a lost symmetry, inner interdependence, unification, coherence, rationality, and simplicity. • Reinterpretation of Newton’s Theory of Universal Gravitation. Though controversial, Rebuilding Modern Physics marks an inflexion point in the science of physics for future generations of physicists avid to unveil the truths behind time, space, energy, and matter.
Free Preview INDEX 1. THE AUTHOR’S FOREWORD—page 1 2. THEORETICAL ASSUMPTIONS THAT LEAD TO THE POSTULATION OF A NATURAL-SPACE-TIME—page 5 3. TIME, SPACE, AND THE SPEED OF LIGHT C—page 13 4. WHY IT IS IMPERATIVE TO URGENTLY ABANDON THE ARBITRARY AND UNNATURAL CONCEPTION OF MINKOWSKI’S SPACE-TIME IN MODERN PHYSICS— page 19 5. FORMAL DEFINITION OF NATURAL-SPACE-TIME— page 23 6. HOW NATURAL-SPACE-TIME GIVES BACK TO PHYSICS A LOST SYMMETRY, INNER INTERDEPENDENCE, COHERENCE AND UNIFICATION, RATIONALITY AND SIMPLICITY—page 27 6.1 TIME DILATION AND TIME CONTRACTION OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNALS EMITTED OR REFLECTED BY LINEALLY MOVING OBJECTS.—page 27 6.2 TIME DILATION AND TIME CONTRACTION OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNALS EMITTED OR REFLECTED BY OBJECTS MOVING AROUND A CIRCULAR PATH (THE SAGNAC EFFECT)—page 35 6.3 THE DOPPLER EFFECT AND THE CONCEPT OF SIMULTANEITY.—page 37 6.4 THE ADDITION OF COLLINEAR SPEEDS.—page 42 6.5 THE LENGTH OF MOVING OBJECTS.—page 47 6.6 THE TRANSFORMATION OF COORDINATES.— page 53 6.7 MOTION ACROSS NATURAL-SPACE-TIME.— page 59 7. REINTERPRETATION OF NEWTON’S THEORY OF UNIVERSAL GRAVITATION—page 67 7.1 EARTH’S DIURNAL ROTATION ABOUT THE EARTH-MOON BARYCENTRE—page 67 7.1.1 THEORETICAL ASSUMPTIONS —page 68 7.1.2 THEORETICAL PROOF OF EARTH’S GRAVITATIONAL SUBORDINATION TO THE EARTH-MOON BINARY GRAVITATIONAL SYSTEM’S BARYCENTRE—page 79 7.1.3 EXPERIMENTAL PROOF OF EARTH’S GRAVITATIONAL SUBORDINATION TO THE EARTH-MOON BINARY GRAVITATIONAL SYSTEM’S BARYCENTRE—page 92 7.2 THE REAL NATURE OF THE COSMIC BACKGROUND RADIATION—page 94 7.3 SEARCHING FOR GRAVITATIONAL WAVES —page 100 7.4 LIGHT’S BEHAVIOR IN GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS—page 102 7.5 THE GRAVITATIONAL CONSTANT G—page 104 7.6 EXPLANATION OF THE PLANET MERCURY’S PERIHELION ROTATION—page 105 7.7 THE GRAVITATION OF THE STARS IN THE GALAXIES—page 107 8. ELECTRO-GRAVITATIONAL THEORY: A THEORY OF EVERYTHING?—page 111 8.1 SOME RELEVANT INCONSISTENCIES OF MODERN PHYSICS—page 111 8.2 CLASSICAL PHYSICS EXPLANATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC QUANTA—page 112 8.3 THE FALSEHOOD OF THE EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN MASS AND ENERGY—page 130 8.4 THE CRYOGENIC FUSION OF SPIN-POLARIZED ATOMIC HYDROGEN—page 149 8.5 THE PRIMEVAL BUILDING BLOCS—page 156 8.6 THE BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE’S EXPANSION— page 179 8.7 THE FATE OF THE UNIVERSE—page 194 9. CONCLUSIONS—page 197 10. GLOSSARY—page 205 11. BASIC READING—page 217
Enrique Morales-Riveira is a Colombian industrial engineer who devoted ten years of his life to study and research for this book.