by Thomas E. Phipps | Apr 15, 2014 | Paper

Many textbooks of electromagnetism give an example in which a current-carrying wire is alleged to be electrically neutral when at rest in the laboratory. They then show that the Lorentz contraction of moving charge, demanded by special relativity theory, causes a...
by Thomas E. Phipps | Apr 15, 2014 | Paper

Universal invariance is shown to offer a plausible alternative to special relativity’s conceptions of universal covariance, four-vectors, spacetime symmetry, etc. This alternative, supported by a conception of time similar to Newton’s (here...
by Thomas E. Phipps | Apr 15, 2014 | Paper

An alternative approach to relativistic physics is reviewed, based on an invariant formulation of electromagnetic field theory due to Hertz. Both electromagnetism and mechanics are shown to be subject to reformulation whereby true invariance replaces?universal...
by Thomas E. Phipps | Apr 15, 2014 | Paper

The Fibonacci sequence is used as a?hook? to direct interest toward generalizations. Keywords: Fibonacci, difference equations, continued fractions, generalized continued fractions, infinite matrix products. Download (PDF,...
by Thomas E. Phipps | Apr 15, 2014 | Paper

A test theory is described for special relativity theory, based on universal invariance rather than universal covariance. A feature of the theory is its use of?collective time,? similar to that told by GPS clocks, from which all environmental effects are compensated...