Volume 7: Pages 476-489, 1994
An Absolute Theory for the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies
D. J. Larson 1
1Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory, 2550 Beckleymeade Ave., MS 1040, Dallas, Texas 75237 U.S.A.
An axiomatic set employing Larmor time dilation alone is shown to be sufficient to derive the Lorentz kinematic transformations; FitzGerald length contraction is not required. Since the kinematic transformation leads solely and directly to the electrodynamic transformation, this paper presents the third independent axiomatic set (the others are due to Lorentz and Einstein) consistent with presently accepted electrodynamic theory. The theory proposed herein assumes classical concepts for space and time; Galilean relativity and an ether are assumed. The present experimental evidence relative to space‐time theory is reviewed, and its relevance to the three axiomatic sets is discussed. Two new tests are proposed that could experimentally prove that the axiomatic set proposed herein is the set that best represents nature.
Keywords: absolute theory, special relativity, kinematics, electrodynamics, Michelson‐Morley, laser lunar ranging, Doppler shifts, Bell's theorem
Received: December 22, 1993; Published Online: December 15, 2008