Friday, November 30, 2007

Was Einstein Wrong?

Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity describes gravity using geometry. It is the change in the shape of 'spacetime' which explains the phenomenon of gravity. He spent the rest of his life trying to come up with a Unified Field Theory which would reconcile General Relativity with the phenomenon of Electromagnetism without success. It was said that Einstein made the attempt to reconcile the two phenomenon without resorting to Quantum physics.

It seems possible to me that Einstein's equations could accurately describe the geometry of gravity without correctly explaining the phenomenon. A relationship does exist between gravitational attraction and magnetism and we can see that the graph of an object under the influence of these two effects is identical. I have also made observations of floating craft which somehow use magnetism to defy gravity and float in the air, and also use the effect as a form of propulsion. These craft are capable of sudden bursts of acceleration and changes in direction which would indicate that within a powerful magnetic field it is possible to create a pocket of gravity which somehow has the effect of isolating objects within that pocket from the effects of 'G-Forces' (I think of that scene in a Mel Brook's movie where a space craft goes to warp speed and the Darth Vader character flies across the bridge and is slammed head first into the far wall - apparently this does not happen).

Electromagnetism affects only charged particles such as the electron, which is somehow related to how a solar battery composed of phosphorescent substance can become a battery under the influence of a magnetic field. The mediating particle for Electromagnetism is the photon, which is also convenient (this is a solar powered battery). It seems relevant to me that the craft I have seen are circular in shape, for the magnetic field is also circular and all mass tends to assume a circular shape when there is enough of it, and for this reason the geometry of gravity will also tend to become spherical in three dimensional space.

According to Quantum theory, the strong force is an attractant and the weak force is a repellent. My observations cause me to suspect that such forces are not only in effect on the atomic level but rather that this so called 'strong force' not only binds at the atomic level but also has an effect on the larger 'macro-world', and this cumulative effect is what we call 'gravity'. If this was this case, and it seems to me the only probable explanation for what I have observed, then it must also be true that somehow this weak repellent force would be somehow responsible for the 'anti-gravity' effect. Apparently this 'weak force' is more powerful than gravity but only over extremely small distances. I also find it interesting that, according to what I have read, "The Standard Model of particle physics describes the electromagnetic interaction and the weak interaction as two different aspects of a single electroweak interaction."

My observations of floating craft, which are surrounded by a powerful magnetic field, have led me to doubt the completeness of the General Theory of Relativity. If a complete explanation for phenomenon of gravity is given by a description of the changes in the geometry of space itself, then what I have seen does not make any sense. However, if it is true that these Quantum forces have influences in the 'macro-world', and not just on the atomic level, then what I have seen does make sense. Of course, this would mean that the reason why two distant galaxies are found to be moving toward each other is because of the effects of the combined 'strong' forces of Quantum physics, which operate over even vast distances such as those which separate galaxies, which I would assume would be considered absurd today. However I have a mystery here which requires a scientific solution that is intellectually satisfying, and while I am not a physicist myself, and have very little time available to become a mathematician, I have made observations, and so my speculation and my doubts about the status quo in modern physics is based upon some evidence.

There is one thing that has me puzzled, and that is the phenomenon of 'time dilation' as it relates to General Relativity and this 'stretching' of the fabric of 'spacetime'. This leads me to wonder if anyone has ever placed an atomic clock within a magnetic field. Has this experiment ever been done? What were the results? Apparently this would be a problem, since magnetic fields affect the accuracy of atomic clocks.

Elimination of magnetic influence on atomic clocks The description of this patent reads, "Improved atomic clocks and frequency standards of the type where the frequency of an oscillator is stabilized by locking via a phase lock loop to an atomic resonator and where the output of the clock is taken from this oscillator. Protective means are provided to maintain a high accuracy when such clock is exposed to a strong magnetic field. The stabilization is based on two magnetic "C"-fields which are controlled and adjusted to maintain the accuracy of the clock."

I find it interesting to note that there is now experimental evidence for an electromagnetic time dilation that is analogous to gravitational time dilation, and apparently this experiment corrects certain errors in predictions based upon special relativity.

Time dilations in bound muon decay "21 July 1980 Abstract A number of experiments show that the decay lifetimes of muons bound to atomic nuclei are longer than the decay lifetimes of free muons. The special relativistic time dilation predicts decay lifetime dilations that are substantially smaller than the observed decay lifetime dilations. In this paper it is shown that adding a recently predicted electro-magnetic time dilation (analogous to the gravitational time dilation) to the special relativistic time dilation gives a total time dilation that agrees with the observed decay lifetime dilations."