Relativity and Cosmology


Relativity and the Luminal Structure of Matter

Authors: A. Laidlaw

It is shown that Lorentz Invariance is a wave phenomenon. The relativistic mass, length contraction and time dilation all follow from the assumption that energy-momentum is constrained to propagate at the speed of light, $c$, in all contexts, matter as well as radiation. Lorentz Transformations, and both of the usual postulates, then follow upon adopting Einstein clock synchronisation. The wave interpretation proposed here is paradox free and it is compatible with quantum nonlocality.

Comments: 15 Pages. Accepted for publication. New abstract, small changes throughout.

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[v1] 2012-09-08 19:28:15
[v2] 2014-06-04 21:45:52
[v3] 2015-03-05 17:18:52
[v4] 2016-11-26 14:37:45

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