Subtitle: On the Principles of Absolute Relativity
I have decided to write this article because after writing absolute relativity and even during the process, I found out that the theory has emerged from a premise and procedure that is different from how Einstein established modern relativity.
It is therefore pertinent that I discuss how absolute relativity has become established differently from Einstein’s relativity which its premise and procedure have ever since become the method of understanding and interpretating the theory.
It therefore follows that in this post-modern era of physics, this new procedure with which absolute relativity has emerged will become the new way of understanding and interpreting relativity. I think that this, among other reasons, raises the importance of this article.
Now, it is a common tradition that every scientific theory must have an underlying principle. So, it is no coincidence that for relativity, especially its modern form, we have the principle of relativity as its underlying principle.
However, today, and in this article, I want to discuss an important sentiment that I hold in secret concerning relativity and its supposedly underlying principle of relativity which I think has become undermined by the new theory.
Historically, the principle of relativity was first stated by the great Poincaré when he said that:
“The principle of relativity, according to which the laws of physical phenomena should be the same, whether for an observer fixed, or for an observer carried along in a uniform movement of translation; so that we have not and could not have any means of discerning whether or not we are carried along in such a motion.”
— Henri Poincaré, 1904
This principle had to come as physicists became convinced about the relevance of relativity in understanding the obvious mystery of light and its relationship with the long-sought elusive aether.
Also, Einstein stated the principle later to be that “the laws of physics are the same for all inertial reference frames.” This principle is taken as the cornerstone principle of relativity.
But now in this post-modern era of physics and after the realization of the unification of physics, what can we say about the principle of relativity? This is why I have written this article so that we can discuss the implications of the principle of relativity in post-modern physics.
In the title of this article I ask the question: does absolute relativity undermine the principle of relativity and this is as it was stated by Poincaré and Einstein?
I ask this question because when I consider how I wrote absolute relativity, I realize that I was not mindful of the principle of relativity as Poincare and Einstein were, and as I will discuss, it is obvious why this is so in the new theory.
In fact, Einstein stated the principle of relativity as one of the axioms with which he established the special theory of relativity. But when you study absolute relativity, you will see that I followed a different approach; there is no such axiomatic presentation of the principle of relativity.
In absolute relativity, you will find out that the principle of relativity was not stated like Einstein did rather what I stated were two core principles (among others). One is the absolute principle of inertia for inertial reference frames and the other is the absolute principle of non-inertia for non-inertial reference frames. These two core principles will be referenced in this article to elucidate my point.
Now, after stating these two principles, I proceeded to state the three respective metaphysical laws that govern the motion of ponderable and electrical bodies. So, absolute relativity has a different conceptual structure from special relativity or modern relativity which now involves its other branch, general relativity.
The emphasis in absolute relativity is the already established mathematical form or structure of relativity which was used to explain how the absolute principle of inertia and the absolute principle of non-inertia accompanied by the well stated metaphysical laws of motion govern the motion of bodies.
I am already aware of the mathematical structure of relativity which was what I used to show the implications of the already mentioned principles and the metaphysical laws of motion. I saw the mathematical structure of relativity as what was due to the already mentioned principles among others than as what was due to the principle of relativity as conceived by Poincaré and Einstein.
To explain further. In absolute relativity, one finds out that for inertial reference frames, the principle of inertia is what is connected to their mathematical description than the principle of relativity. Absolute relativity rather shows how the principle of inertia is what is responsible for the mathematical structure of inertial reference frames and not the principle of relativity.
And when we move over to non-inertial reference frames, we encounter the principle of non-inertia for non-inertial reference frames. So, for non-inertial reference frames, absolute relativity shows how the principle of non-inertia is what is responsible for the mathematical structure of non-inertial reference frames and not the principle of relativity.
Absolute relativity appears to wrest the before mathematical structure attributed to be due to the principle of relativity to now be due to the principle of inertia and the principle of non-inertia for inertial and non-inertial reference frames respectively.
This is important because the principle of relativity is taken to be a real and existing principle in the universe and this is one of Einstein’s legacies. So, in post-modern physics the principle of relativity is not given a real existence in the universe even though post-modern physics may make mention or refer to the principle. This is important to note.
To further understand why the absolute principle of inertia and the absolute principle of non-inertia serve as the underlying bases for the generalization of the mathematics of relativity to all reference frames, one has to understand the center basis upon which the principle of relativity stands.
This center basis is on the non-existence of an absolute reference frame. The principle of relativity holds because of this assumption or will I say conviction. So, if the absolute reference frame is discovered, the principle of relativity falls.
This is what has happened in absolute relativity. But absolute relativity has succeeded in sacrificing the principle of relativity and not the theory and as a replacement for this principle, the absolute principles of inertia and non-inertia are introduced.
These two principles are what now explain on another premise which one would find in the Treatise why the equality of rest and uniform motion is only an apparent observation that does not conform to the truth.
The principle of relativity that informs us that on no account can we distinguish between rest and uniform motion is now replaced by the better principles that justify this observation as apparent or superficial while also explaining the real and non-obvious situation.
So, it is important to know that the absolute principle of inertia has emerged newly and uniquely from absolute relativity and not from classical mechanics and it is justified on the mathematical description of inertial reference frames, and the principle of non-inertia has also emerged newly and uniquely from absolute relativity and it is justified on the mathematical description of non-inertial reference frames.
The absolute principle of inertia being referred to as such and not as the relative principle of inertia of classical physics. This is because the relative principle of inertia of classical physics informs us of the connection between rest and uniform motion such that both states of motion do not need force to maintain them.
But the absolute principle of inertia informs us about the connection between uniform rest and uniform motion such that both states of motion do not need 5-momentum to maintain them. I want you to understand that absolute relativity is a new kind of physics that has set to establish physics on a new foundation.
The old laws of classical mechanics and modern physics do not find their way into absolute relativity.
Furthermore, absolute relativity is not bothered about extending the principle of relativity to non-inertial reference frames like modern relativity is and which it failed to really accomplish. In absolute relativity and for inertial reference frames, we deal with the principle of inertia, while for non-inertial reference frames, we deal with the principle of non-inertia.
Nevertheless, we find that both inertial and non-inertial reference frames are described by one mathematical structure that is really due to what is referred to as the second correspondence principle and not the principle of relativity.
Absolute relativity justifies its unified mathematical structure on the second correspondence principle. Post-modern physics shows us how the whole metaphysical laws of the universe come under the conceptual framework of absolute relativity without any special reference to the principle of relativity.
As have already been said, absolute relativity has emerged from a different procedure Einstein followed to establish modern physics and in this new procedure, absolute relativity presents the metaphysical laws and principles of the universe under the mathematical language of relativity.
So, this article seeks to address the very possible misconception that absolute relativity is founded on the principle of relativity as stated by Einstein. No, it isn’t. This misconception is easy because of the mathematical similarity between absolute relativity and Einstein special relativity.
I want you to know that this misconception is only as a result of a superficial view or quick summarization of absolute relativity, the latter of which I am also sometimes guilty of. But at the same time, I am aware that underneath, absolute relativity undermines the principle of relativity; it only respects its mathematical structure.
It is only because it respects the mathematics of relativity that I sometimes refer to the principle of relativity even though both mean different things. I have always felt uneasy about that and I have decided to explain why in this article.
We may also proceed further to justify the term “absolute relativity”. Absolute relativity is a term that really applies because it is the great theoretical synthesis of the philosophies of absolutism and relationism.
This is the point where we look again at the real purpose and nature of the mathematical framework of relativity and understand that it is the unique mathematical framework that can bring together these two great philosophies of science, absolutism and relationism.
No other conceptual framework of physics has this inherent ability and this is because they are not at the heart of reality and this is one of the ways that we know that absolute relativity is the truth.
So, in absolute relativity, we discover a new picture of relativity that has emerged from a new procedure that is different from the one Einstein followed. This new procedure revisits the foundation of our understanding of the universe in a way that can only be compared to how Newton wrote the Principia.
This new procedure informs us for the first time in scientific history of the metaphysical principles and laws that govern the universe. As a result, absolute relativity is a metaphysical theory and not a physical theory. Absolute relativity is what shows us how all the laws of the universe are represented by the mathematical synthesis of absolutism and relationism.
Thus, in absolute relativity, we see how the conceptual framework of relativity which is a more appropriate term than the principle of relativity is applied to explain all phenomena of physics and not just the Michelson-Morley experiment.
We see in absolute relativity and in the approach with which it is presented the aim to bring all phenomena of micro and macro physics under one conceptual framework. This is why we are forced to see the new meanings now attached to the formerly known principles of physics.
In this regard, we see that fundamental entities such as light, gravity etc. have been given a new meaning in absolute relativity and this is in a manner that is beyond their dynamic transformations due to motion.
Absolute relativity is a scientific paper that can only be compared to the Principia both in structure and form. I think this should be one of the reasons why one would expect it to undermine the principle of relativity.
To understand why absolute relativity can only be compared to the Principia, you must know that in the Principia and in Newton’s first law of motion, he introduced the law of inertia to explain inertial reference frames, but in his second law of motion for non-inertial reference frames, he introduced no such similar law and this was very necessary as the omission of this law has led to much of our wrong understanding of the universe.
Now, absolute relativity takes this conceptual step to apply another law referred to as the law of non-inertia for non-inertial reference frames. So, absolute relativity brings together these two cornerstone laws, the law of inertia and the law of non-inertia, to form the underlying principles of absolute relativity and not the principle of relativity.
The need to once again re-address all the formerly known principles of physics is one of the reasons that makes the concern for the principle of relativity superficial or at most not central in absolute relativity and this is as new principles were also stated.
In absolute relativity, we find a wholistic approach to the unification problem of physics and not just an attempt to give another explanation of the Michelson-Morley experiment or to further modify or enunciate the principle of relativity.
Absolute relativity is the complete generalization of this conceptual framework of relativity to explain all known phenomena of physics both of the atomic and the non-atomic worlds.
It is with this wholistic view that I talk about the principles of absolute relativity which refers to all the stated principles and metaphysical laws in the Treatise. The principle of relativity applies only to inertial reference frames and it cannot be a properly extended to non-inertial reference frames.The principles of absolute relativity refers to all the stated principles and metaphysical laws in the Treatise.Click To Tweet
The principle of relativity is not a general principle of physics and this inadequacy is what compels us to accept the principles of absolute relativity as the new procedure for understanding relativity.
Absolute relativity is established in a manner that is similar and as significant as the Principia. This is immediately obvious to anyone who encounters absolute relativity as I have written it.
We also find that what turns out to apply to all reference frames is the mathematics of relativity and not really the principle of relativity. This is as we find out that inertial and non-inertial reference frames cannot be brought under the same set of metaphysical principles and laws.
But these different set of metaphysical principles and laws are what are necessary to bring inertial and non-inertial reference frames under one mathematical description or geometry. This is why we realize in absolute relativity the geometrical harmony of inertial and non-inertial reference frames.
Einstein being guided purely by the principle of relativity could not arrive at this profound geometrical harmony of all reference frames. But absolute relativity attains this harmony by going beyond the principle of relativity. The emphasis, as one finds out, is on other cornerstone metaphysical principles and laws of motion.
In a related explanation, it is known that the mathematics of special relativity is different from the one for general relativity. Absolute relativity avoids this mathematical incongruity to establish both inertial and non-inertial referred frames on one mathematical description.
Furthermore, absolute relativity now shows us how to understand the principle of inertia from the relativistic connection between light and inertial reference frames and also how to understand the principle of non-inertia from the relativistic connection between the gravi-electromagnetic wave and non-inertial reference frames. It was not so before.
The above should makes us begin to see the central importance relativity now has over any other conceptual framework in physics. Relativity has displaced quantum mechanics and take its full place as the central theory of physics by undermining the principle of relativity and becoming more concerned about the broader metaphysical laws and principles of the universe.
By revisiting our fundamental understanding of the universe and re-addressing the whole principles of physics, absolute relativity now shows us the unity of all things. This would have been impossible if it had focused on the principle of relativity like Einstein and his contempoaries did.
In this very ambitious re-addressing of physics, absolute relativity rejects Newton’s laws of motion alongside every other Newtonian description of the fundamental concepts of physics like mass, energy, momentum, force etc. and it presents the new metaphysical laws of motion and the new description of these concepts within the mathematical framework of relativity.
So, absolute relativity is not about presenting a mathematical description of the principle of relativity, but it is about presenting a unified description of the metaphysical principles and laws of motion such that they are well integrated within the mathematics of relativity.
And as one finds out, only the mathematics of relativity can accomplish this grand and much needed aim, which has been what was needed to resolve the crisis in physics.
In absolute relativity, one finds out that ponderable and electrical bodies are described using the same mathematics of relativity but they do not come under the same set of metaphysical laws. So, a possible but unthought general statement of the principle of relativity which is that the laws of physics apply the same to all forms of matter does not hold.
The above paragraph informs us of the true nature of the demarcation between the atomic world and the non-atomic world which the conceptual division between quantum mechanics and modern relativity had falsely represented.
In actual truth, the conceptual demarcation between the atomic world and the non-atomic world is because both cannot be explained by the same set of metaphysical laws even though they can be described by one mathematical framework. See Absolute Relativity.
So, absolute relativity is a double-fold mathematical union of inertial and non-inertial reference frames and of the atomic and the non-atomic worlds. This is a profound realization!
This new accomplishment mentioned above is a result of the new path that absolute relativity has taken to establish itself and it is my firm conviction that as we move into the future we will have a better understanding of all of this.
Absolute relativity is not about the principle of relativity and its mathematical presentation but it is about the integration of all the laws of physics within the mathematics of relativity. The latter is the best presentation of the central view which I hold in this article.
Finally, due to absolute relativity, it now results that when we look deeply there is no such thing as the principle of relativity; it may be a useful term from time to time, but we must understand that it has no real depth in physics and only the principles of absolute relativity as discussed can be correctly referred to.
Until next time,
I will be here.
– M. V. Echa