Subject: Post-modern Electrodynamics
In 1905, Albert Einstein published a scientific paper which he titled, “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies”, and in which he laid the foundation for the modern understanding of relativity.
The pages of the historic paper are used as the featured image of this article, even though this article is about a post-modern discourse. To be frank with you, I love special relativity! I never knew that I could become so passionate about a scientific theory until I came across special relativity in 2008.
It was a life changing encounter which compelled me into seeking and pondering about the true nature of the universe, and of space and time. My currently burning passion for the true laws of the universe came from my personal study of special relativity.
It is my theoretical investigation of the laws of the universe born out of my personal study of special relativity that led me to “The Theory of the Universe“ which is a complete treatise on the laws that govern every domain of the cosmos.
This my treatise redefines the conceptual foundation of special relativity and extends it to accelerated frames in another direction that differs from that of general relativity. And one of the revolutionary consequences of this redescription of special relativity is the absolute principle of inertia.
This re-description also comes with new consequences for how we should see Einstein’s special relativity in this post-modern era, which is further assisted by the fact that Einstein’s paper on the electrodynamics of moving bodies became popularly known as special relativity and not as electrodynamics.
Since the name special relativity is now associated with Einstein’s electrodynamics which describes how the principles of relativity apply to uniform frames, I felt it wise to use electrodynamics as the formal name for the new post-modern principles that now apply to uniform frames.
Thus, if special relativity is the modern theory for uniform frames, then electrodynamics is the post-modern theory for uniform frames. Electrodynamics is a more suiting term as its extension to accelerated frames is referred to as gravi-electrodynamics.
Special relativity is the formal branch of modern physics that deals with the relativity principles that apply to inertial reference frames, while electrodynamics is the formal branch of post-modern physics that deals with the new principles of relativity that apply to inertial reference frames.
So, from now henceforth, in this article, when I refer to electrodynamics, I refer to a theory which applies the new post-modern principles of relativity to uniform frames. Special relativity remains as a theory which applies the modern principles of relativity to uniform frames.
Now, special relativity is founded on the relative principle of inertia. As you may already know, the principle of inertia from classical physics is what I refer to as the relative principle of inertia. What does the relative principle of inertia state?
The relative principle of inertia states that rest and uniform motion are indistinguishable.
The relative principle of inertia goes back since classical physics, and it is represented by Newton’s first law of motion. However, electrodynamics is founded on the absolute principle of inertia. And what does the absolute principle of inertia state?
The absolute principle of inertia states that uniform rest and uniform motion are indistinguishable.
The above is the post-modern, absolute principle of inertia. Electrodynamics is founded on the absolute principle of inertia above and not on the relative principle of inertia. This is a very important realization.
It is important that you know how the foundation of (post-modern) electrodynamics is different from the foundation of special relativity. Electrodynamics rejects the relative principle of inertia, or at least places it at a physical level.
How did this come about? It came about because of the new investigation into the nature of absolute space and time. Special relativity like other modern and classical theories is based on the relative, physical nature of space and time.
When we approach absolute space and time, the principles of relativity changes revolutionarily, and the newly discovered absolute principle of inertia is one of the consequences of this new way.
Besides electrodynamics revealing to us that rest has two forms, it also reveals to us something deeper about the nature of light not captured in special relativity. The absolute principle of inertia holds uniform rest which is a form of rest alongside accelerated rest.
Uniform rest is the form of rest that applies to uniform frames, while accelerated rest is the form of rest that applies to accelerated frames. Concerning the nature of light in electrodynamics, we have an entirely and qualitatively new description.
While in special relativity light is the speed limit of the universe, in electrodynamics, light is a inertia limit of in the universe. And the same applies to gravity.
In electrodynamics, we are forced to deal with the real, underlying nature of light as a limit of inertia. The essence of light in special relativity as the speed limit of the universe is as a result of the new fact that light is a limit of inertia.
This insight or description of light emerges from electrodynamics because electrodynamics deals with absolute space and time and not relative space and time which are what special relativity deals with.
So, while the speed of light is associated with the relative principle of inertia in special relativity, in electrodynamics, the inertia of light is associated with the absolute principle of inertia. This is all interesting!
Taking a glance at electrodynamics, you will see that it is not so mathematically different from special relativity except for the addition of a new and vital factor or component called the delta number which is related to the inertias of light between any two frames.
So, to see the conceptual differences you have to really look into electrodynamics and understand how it is as a result of the absolute principle of inertia from its new base on absolute space and time.
I usually apply the results of special relativity and its description of light in post-modern physics, but I want you to know that I often do this because I feel that I will come on strong to you if I proceed to give you the undiluted form of the new science which has a metaphysical base.
Also, it is expedient that I introduce this new scientific knowledge to you from what you already know about the universe. However, electrodynamics in its pure absolute form is more illuminating than its diluted version that seems to appeal to the old science.
Furthermore, I take special relativity as a physical theory of the universe which is now its defined scope. As a physical theory, special relativity becomes a shadow of the real thing or theory (electrodynamics).
This is why when I discuss how electrodynamics produces our physical observations of the cosmos, this derived explanation ends up being like special relativity. Special relativity is no longer a fundamental theory of truth.
In post-modern physics, special relativity serves as the appearance or shadow of electrodynamics. When we begin to talk about electrodynamics in its pure form we will inadvertently come to fully appreciate the subtle, transcendent, yet real and tangible nature of reality.
In electrodynamics, light which has an absolute application in special relativity becomes an approximation of a greater wave called the gravi-electromagnetic wave. This newly realized approximation of light is what evidently shows and proves that electrodynamics is an approximate version of a more extended version called gravi-electrodynamics which describes accelerated frames.
What do I mean? While for accelerated frames, the inertia of the greater wave is greater than the inertia of light, when describing uniform frames we the have a condition where the inertia of gravi-electromagnetic wave becomes equal to the inertia of light.
Now, let’s come to the absolute principle of inertia. This principle may come as a surprise to you considering how non-evident it is. I must confess that the principle was born out of deep-seated intuition and investigation of absolute space and time and not by direct investigation.
Nevertheless, the principle is true. So, much of what we think that we can observe about the universe is not really observable though they can be experienced. Where we fall into error is in not being able to distinguish observation from experience.
The two can really be different. And while one can be deceiving which is observation, experience, on the other hand, can hardly be deceiving. Our understanding of the universe and even of the relative principle of inertia is based on what we can observe about the universe.
When we move into the domain of experience by the new conceptions of absolute space and time, the absolute principle of inertia becomes the suiting principle that harmonizes with our experiences of uniform motion and not the relative principle of inertia. This cognizance is important.
In post-modern physics, you will come to find out how disconnected classical and modern physics are from our experiences of the universe. So, the scientists of this new era are those focused on experiences and not physical observations.
While relative, physical space and time have been the objects of physical observations; absolute, metaphysical space and time are the objects of metaphysical experiences. We are now drawing the line between our internal experiences of the universe and physical observations of it.
And our physical observations of the universe are no longer judged based on their possible resultant theories but based on absolute theories that are the results of our experiences of the universe.
So, according to the absolute principle of inertia, when you are at rest you are experiencing uniform rest which is related to absolute uniform time and not just rest related to the motion of a clock.
Formerly, according to the relative principle of inertia, when you are at rest, you are experiencing just rest related to the motions of a clock. I want you to now see this judgement as just physical observation and not what you experience. This is the truth.
Whenever I am talking about the metaphysical universe, I am referring to the universe of experiences, the true universe in which we live. The physical universe which is the universe subject to physical observation is not the universe in which we live.
What we call the physical universe is the universe of our own creation and not that of God. The physical universe presents us with a lower level of understanding of the universe, but now we must ascend to the higher level of understanding of the metaphysical universe.
Furthermore, the relative principle of inertia asserts that rest and uniform motion are equivalent in every way and that we cannot distinguish between rest and uniform motion. This results because we follow physical observations.
When we follow experiences as the absolute principle of inertia shows us, we will realize that uniform rest and uniform motion are only indistinguishable or equivalent at a sensational level.
This is why in post-modern physics, the principle of inertia and the principle of non-inertia are referred to as principles of sensational equality and not of true equality. We cannot (sensationally) distinguish between uniform rest and uniform motion.
Now, why is the absolute principle of inertia a principle of sensational or experiential equality? This is because for uniform rest, inertia has a zero proportion, but for uniform motion, inertia has a non-zero proportion.
Ponderable bodies at uniform rest offer no inertia or resistance to uniform motion, whereas ponderable bodies in uniform motion offer inertia or resistance to uniform motion. Nevertheless, both are indistinguishable because of the effect of orthogonality on the experience of uniform motion.
I have discussed the effect of orthogonality on the experience of motion in my article below:
Understand now, like I have always taught you, that all bodies in motion, whether uniform motion or accelerated motion, carry inertia. Inertia does not peculiarly apply to accelerated motion as you have been taught by classical physics.
So, on the ground of inertia, uniform rest and uniform motion are not truly equivalent, for while a ponderable body at uniform rest does not sense inertia because inertia is absent, a ponderable body in uniform motion does not sense inertia because of orthogonality, though inertia is present.
Ponderable bodies at uniform rest and those in uniform motion do not sense inertia for the same reasons. My friend, we are coming to the true understanding of the universe, and in this dimension of thought whatever you may have conceived of the universe from prior knowledge has to be abandoned.
Read my article above with an open mind for metaphysical knowledge which is now indispensable to us. Also, get my e-book, I want you to see what I see about the universe. There are phenomena beyond the domain of appearances. The old scientific method must certainly be discarded.
Now, the symmetry of the transformations presented in “The Theory of the Universe” is as a result of the sensational equality which the absolute principle of inertia represents without close inspection. We have certain core attendant phenomena at the background where it doesn’t represent true equality due to inertia.
There are real phenomena in the universe that forces us to consider the non-equivalence of uniform rest and uniform motion due to inertia. Post-modern physics really takes us into the sublime domain of true understanding without respect for our old way of thinking about the universe.
Electrodynamics is really unlike special relativity. In special relativity, the symmetry of the transformations from one frame to another is taken as a proof of true equality. The transformation in one frame K is taken to be absolutely equivalent to the transformations in another frame K’.
This is why special relativity places no preference on any frame. However, in electrodynamics, there are preferred frames, and they arise when we consider the underlying relationship between motion and inertia which I have discussed.
But when we consider the sensational equality of inertial reference frames due to the absolute principle of inertia, we are forced to (temporarily) abandon the notions of a preferred frame and allow for the symmetry of the transformations from one frame to another.
So, why this contradiction between special relativity and electrodynamics? This contradiction arises because special relativity is founded on the relative principle of inertia, while the absolute principle of inertia is based on the absolute principle of inertia.
Post-modern physics introduces us anew to a principle or experience we have always thought that we understood completely. This is a new beginning for science, and there is, for now, no limit on how we will explore this principle as time goes on.
Electrodynamics exudes a tangibility and concreteness not found in special relativity. The equations of electrodynamics possess a qualitativeness that is absent from the equations of special relativity.
Also, our understanding of simultaneity changes in a qualitative way in electrodynamics. I will talk about simultaneity in one of my future articles. But I want you to now know that simultaneity is an experience that goes beyond our physical notion of time.
Even in the real world, we suspect simultaneity as a phenomenon that we internally experience in a manner that is beyond how we may observe it using clocks. I want us to now embrace this suspicion because it is what electrodynamics proves. I will talk about this soon.
Now we shall consider the absolute principle of inertia which states that uniform rest and uniform motion are indistinguishable. This is the principle that produces our experiences of uniform motion. It is the true principle that governs all inertial reference frames.
The realization of this principle which is the cornerstone of electrodynamics shows us how we have erred in understanding since classical physics. Post-modern physics furnishes us with the tools that enable us to understand the principle and where it is coming from.
We now know, unlike our predecessors, the origins of the principles of the universe. This knowledge is really empowering, and I want to call you to join me in post-modern physics. Special relativity is a great theory but then we know its limits, come let’s explore this new theory and let’s also find its limits.
Electrodynamics is concerned about absolute space and time which are the space and time that we experience. Our continuous adherence to clocks and meter sticks as representations of absolute time and space will only further increase our ignorance about the universe.
The more we are concerned about the physical universe, the less we understand the cosmos. But when we ascend and begin to adhere to absolute space and time of the metaphysical universe like I am doing, the more we shall understand the cosmos.
Electrodynamics is the first theory in post-modern physics that launches us on this new course. After electrodynamics comes gravi-electrodynamics. Gravi-electrodynamics is founded on the principle of non-inertia, so expect me to write about it soon.
I am well aware of how different my scientific teachings are on this blog. I want you to know that whenever I teach you about light, gravity and the extensive universe I transfer the divine power of understanding to you.
Also, when I talk about metaphysics, I am not talking about religious metaphysics, but the new scientific metaphysics which I now teach. Don’t confuse the two. My metaphysics indulges you in the true scientific understanding of the universe.
It is in this spirit that I want you to apprehend electrodynamics and the absolute principle of inertia. I cannot go ahead to inform you about electrodynamics without at certain points reminding of the metaphysical background or context of the theory.
Special relativity has now been completely redefined, and electrodynamics is the new redefinition which by its designation further emphasizes the connection between inertial reference frames and light or the electromagnetic wave.
The new extension which is gravi-electrodynamics emphasizes the connection between non-inertial reference frames and the gravi-electromagnetic wave. This article assists you to form these connections without any delay, even as you proceed in post-modern physics.
Also, I want to deeply appreciate the early founders of modern relativity, like Henri Poincare, Hendrik Lorentz Fitzgerald, Albert Einstein, Hermann Minkowski. These guys were wonderful!
Without their precedent contributions to modern relativity, we will not have post-modern relativity, that now overturns our understanding of physics and especially of uniform motion, to show us the absolute principle of inertia.
Until next time.
There is a new way!
– M. V. Echa