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Dynamics of Contracted Atoms, Molecules, etc.

  1. Dec 3, 2011 #1
    In Lorentz Ether Theory, object really get contracted, for example, a 6 foot man would become mere 1mm when travelling near the speed of light. They say SR and LET can't be distinguished because the performance of contracted atoms, molecules, etc. would be the same. Meaning if you were mere 1mm.. you won't know because your ruler would be similarly affected.

    Can anyone give any atomic, molecular or solid state arguments that a man of 6 foot contracted to 1mm would have some molecular or atomic process that get affected enough to destroy or ruin the physics?

    Or do you also believe that if atoms, molecules were contracted 2000 times smaller, the physics would be the same??
     
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  3. Dec 3, 2011 #2

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    http://physics.aps.org/story/v27/st2

    "This contraction, which is most pronounced in the spherically-symmetric s-orbitals of heavy elements, explains why gold has a yellowish hue and why mercury is liquid at room temperature"

    "But tin’s nucleus has only 50 protons, compared with lead’s 82, so the relativistic contraction of tin’s outermost s-orbital is much less. Additional simulations showed that a hypothetical tin-acid battery would produce insufficient voltage to be practical, because tin dioxide does not attract electrons strongly enough. Tin’s comparatively loose s-orbital does not provide as deep an energy well for electrons as lead does, the team found. In the past, researchers only had a qualitative understanding of why tin-acid batteries never worked out."
     
  4. Dec 3, 2011 #3
    What is the relevant of this to LET actual length contraction? Does this prove that when the atom is contracted 2000 times down in size. It would lose some features or some physics ruined?
     
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