Authors: C. A. Laforet
In this paper we first discuss the theory of Special Relativity using the Doppler effect as a starting point to show that time dilation and length contraction represent distortions in the electromagnetic field, but do not have physical significance in terms of true compression of space or slowing of time. We then look at the Equivalence Principle of General Relativity taking into account the relativistic Doppler effect and show that the principle can only hold true for small accelerations over short periods of time (i.e. for small curvatures in space-time). We then interpret the curvature of space-time caused by mass as a redshifting of the surrounding cosmic radiation. We also see that the force of gravity is not equal to the curvature of General Relativity, but is related to it via the aforementioned redshift. This leads to the conclusion that General Relativity is valid for small curvatures of space-time where it has been experimentally validated, but that it will require corrections as the curvature becomes large. We find that as mass (and therefore curvature) goes to infinity, the gravitational force, which is caused by gradients in the cosmic radiation, will asymptotically approach a finite value. Actual corrections to General Relativity are not given in the current paper, but it is suggested that the asymptotic nature of the gravitational force may provide an explanation for at least two phenomena associated with dark matter.
Comments: 11 Pages.
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