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Sections 6 and 7 show that length contraction and time dilation are the consequences of this kinematic constraint, so luminal systems display all the usual relativistic phenomena.
Such disagreements with Einstein lead Ohanian to revive Hendrik Lorentz's old theory (that a privileged reference frame exists in the universe and that there are dynamical causes for the relativistic effects of length contraction and time dilation).
Bringing in the "Twin Paradox" and other such paradoxes, chapter 3 deals with time dilation (moving clocks run slow when measured by clocks at rest) and length contraction.
The resolution of this apparent paradox lies in another prediction of special relativity: length contraction.
From this assumption it was possible to deduce length contraction and mass increase with velocity.
Finally, the following remarks on length contraction and time dilation will be useful later in the paper.
Defined in these terms, length contraction and time dilation constitute real processes of dynamic origin, connected with the impact of absolute motion on molecular forces.
Craig argues that the various bizarre and counterintuitive scenarios brought on by the SR (Twin Paradox, length contraction of rods in motion, clock retardation) must be critically examined.
It covers the observational motivations for relativity, time dilation, length contraction, relativistic energy and mass, simultaneity, and even the Lorentz transformations and Minkowski diagrams.
By doing so we replace the use of the relativistic length contraction by counting charges.
The length contraction factor in the motion direction is:
In 2002 it was discovered that the Michelson-Morley 1887 light-speed anisotropy experiment, using the interferometer in gas mode, had indeed detected anisotropy, by taking account of both the Lorentz length contraction effect for the interferometer arms, and the refractive index effect of the air in the light paths [3,4].