2. Stephan J. G. Gift, Light speed variation in stellar aberration

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Volume 22: Pages 83-85, 2009

Light speed variation in stellar aberration

Stephan J. G. Gift 1

1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies

It is shown that the well-known phenomenon of stellar aberration is a manifestation of change in the speed of light relative to a moving observer. This light speed anisotropy contradicts Einstein’s Light Speed Invariance Postulate and therefore invalidates Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. An example of an incorrect prediction by the invalidated theory involving the same phenomenon is given.

Keywords: Special Theory of Relativity, Stellar Aberration, Velocity Composition, Light Speed Invariance Postulate

Received: December 29, 2004; Accepted: January 22, 2009; Published Online: March 6, 2009