Here's something I wrote in another thread on the same topic...
Scientists Challenge Einstein's Theory! Faster Than Light Travel Possible!
In 1905, Einstein established the Theory of Special Relativity that has defined space and time for a century. Scientists and researchers have been
unable to definitively find anything wrong with it.
Now they have!
One scientist has even pointed that quotations from the 1905 document and Einstein’s contemporaries as well as interpretations of the Relativity
equations clearly and concisely describe a confused and obviously erroneous theory.
Every year millions of students are taught this theory
without a critical analysis of Relativity.
So what exactly is this theory of Special Relativity? And what is the confusion all about? For starters, the special theory of relativity, deals with
the relative motions of objects and describes the motion of particles moving at close to the speed of light.
Theoretical Basis for Special Relativity
Einstein's theory of special relativity results from two statements -- the two basic postulates of special relativity:
> The speed of light is the same for all observers, no matter what their relative speeds.
It will be seen to be the same relative to any observer, independent of the motion of the observer -- is the crucial idea that led Einstein to
formulate his theory. It means we can define a quantity c, the speed of light, which is a fundamental constant of nature.
> The laws of physics are the same in any inertial (that is, non-accelerated) frame of reference.
This means that the laws of physics observed by a hypothetical observer traveling with a relativistic particle must be the same as those observed by
an observer who is stationary in the laboratory.
Peculiar Relativistic Effects
• Time dilation
– the time lapse between two events does not vary from one observer to another, but is dependent on the relative speeds of
the observers' reference frames. For e.g., the twin paradox, where a twin who in a spaceship traveling near the speed of light, returns to find his
sibling has aged much more.
• Relativity of simultaneity
– two events happening in two different locations that occur simultaneously to one observer, may occur at
different times to another observer.
• Lorentz contraction
– the dimensions of an object as measured by one observer may be smaller than the results of measurements of the same
object made by another observer.
• Composition of velocities
– velocities (and speeds) do not simply 'add', for example if a rocket is moving at ⅔ the speed of light
relative to an observer, and the rocket fires a bullet at ⅔ of the speed of light relative to the rocket, the bullet does not exceed the speed of
light relative to the observer.
• Inertia and momentum
– as an object's speed approaches the speed of light from an observer's point of view, its mass appears to
increase thereby making it more and more difficult to accelerate it from within the observer's frame of reference.
• Equivalence of mass and energy, E = mc2
– The energy content of an object at rest with mass m equals mc2.
Special relativity reveals that c is not just the velocity of a certain phenomenon, namely the propagation of electromagnetic radiation (light)—but
rather a fundamental feature of the way space and time are unified as spacetime. A consequence of this is that it is impossible for any particle
that has mass to be accelerated to the speed of light.
Fallacy Of The Theory Of Special Relativity
Having said that, take a look at the fallacy of the above effects. The diagram shows the approach to the CICS. Click on the link below to view the
details in each box:
The Relativity Challenge.
In a nut shell:
There are several implications associated with the model of Complete and Incomplete Coordinate System (CICS). Some of these are listed here:
1. The speed of light is not a theoretical speed limit.
2. The speed of light is constant, but can vary by coordinate system.
3. This model applies to all types of waves.
4. Special Relativity is invalid because it fails Einstein's requirements.
5. The twin paradox goes away.
6. Length contraction does not occur.
So does that mean FTL travel is not only possible, but a fact? The implications are mind boggling! For the science buffs who understand mathematics
here’s a paper written in April 2008 by Dr JH Field available in the Los Alamos National Lab archives here:
FTL travel a possibility?
A detailed re-examination of the seminal paper on special relativity, taking into account recent work on the physical interpretation of the
space-time Lorentz transformation as well as the modern understanding of classical elecromagnetism as a certain limit of the fundamental underlying
theory --quantum electrodynamics-- is presented.
Many errors both of physical principle and of a mathematical nature are uncovered. The `relativity of simultaneity' and `length contraction'
effects predicted in the paper are shown to be the spurious consequences of misinterpretations of the second postulate and the Lorentz transformation,
respectively. The derivation of the latter in the paper is shown to be flawed.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special