From: Robert McElwaine
Newsgroups: sci.astro
Subject: LARSONIAN Relativity
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 02:13:06 +0100
LARSONIAN Relativity
The perihelion point in the orbit of the planet Mercury
has been observed and precisely measured to ADVANCE at the
rate of about 574 seconds of arc per century. About 531
seconds of this advance are attributed via calculations to
gravitational perturbations from the other planets (Venus,
Earth, Jupiter, etc.). The remaining 43.5 seconds of arc are
being used to help "prove" Einstein's "General Theory of
Relativity".
But the late Physicist Dewey B. Larson achieved results
CLOSER (43.35 seconds) to the observed 43.5 seconds than
"General Relativity" can (42.9 seconds), by INSTEAD using
"SPECIAL Relativity". In one or more of his books, he
applied a variation of the LORENTZ TRANSFORMATION on the HIGH
ORBITAL SPEED of Mercury. This is also described on page 63
of "THE UNMYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE: An Introduction to D. B.
Larson's NEW UNIFIED GENERAL THEORY", by Ronald W. Satz,
1971, which is an EXCELLENT 80-page SUMMARY of Larson's
Theory. The technique described in this booklet should be
used to calculate the apsidal motion of the binary system "DI
HERCULIS", which seems to DISPROVE Einsteins "General Theory
of Relativity" by showing an apsidal motion of only 1.05
degrees per century instead of the 4.27 degrees per century
predicted by "General Relativity". (See "ASTRONOMY",
November 1995, pages 54-59, "Was Einstein Wrong? The Mystery
of DI Herculis".)
Larson TOTALLY REJECTED "General Relativity" as another
MATHEMATICAL FANTASY. He also REJECTED most of "Special
Relativity", including the parts about "mass increases" near
the speed of light, and the use of the Lorentz Transform on
doppler shifts, (Those quasars with red-shifts greater than
1.000 REALLY ARE MOVING FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT,
although most of that motion is away from us IN TIME.).
In Larson's comprehensive GENERAL UNIFIED Theory of the
physical universe, there are THREE dimensions of time instead
of only one. But two of those dimensions can NOT be measured
from our material half of the physical universe. The one
dimension that we CAN measure is the CLOCK time. At low
relative speeds, the values of the other two dimensions are
NEGLIGIBLE; but at high speeds, they become significant, and
the Lorentz Transformation must be used as a FUDGE FACTOR.
[Larson often used the term "COORDINATE TIME" when writing
about this.]
Please read Physicist Dewey B. Larson's books "NOTHING
BUT MOTION" and "THE UNIVERSE OF MOTION", and the 80-page
summary cited above.
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Robert E. McElwaine
B.S., Physics and Astronomy, UW-EC