Interesting Theory

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etaylor
I recently ran across an interesting theory online. The author developed a geometric representation of SR that also explains the Dirac matrices as well as many other things. Has anyone else seen this?

http://members.triton.net/daveb
 

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Not too many new items in there, and a lot of unfounded assumptions that have to be made such as the 1/137 bit. Also, bad physics for predicting velocity itself changes as a result of mere distance they way he attributes it to.
 
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etaylor
Brad writes: "velocity itself changes as a result of mere distance they way he attributes it to."

How do you figure? It seems clear to me and everyone else I've talked to that his velocity is constant over time and distance.

Please explain.
 
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Please read the entire sentence etaylor:

Also, bad physics for predicting velocity itself changes as a result of mere distance they way he attributes it to.
You will see I was saying that is wrong, not saying that is the case, and it says that it does in his FAQ section.
 
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Tom Mattson
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Heh. I remember this. This was first posted by Dr. Strangelove in PF v2.0. I remember like 5 or 6 people signed up to sing the theory's praises: students, professors, scientists.

However, upon checking the IP addresses, it was found that they were all the same person: Dr. Strangelove.

I printed this document out back then, but never went through it. I think it's time to put this to bed once and for all. See you in a couple of days with my review of this.
 

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