A basic difference between Einstein and Russo.

Frank Russo - August 12 2011.

In the Russo model, everything has to be considered with a reference to what is really happening in the absolute or ether frame. Therefore, what Einstein perceives time as slowing down as one approaches the speed of light, Russo sees the length in the absolute frame as lengthening so that it would take light longer to traverse it.

In actual fact, as the speed of the object approaches the speed of light, the length would become infinite because the mirror is moving forward at the speed of light therefore the light beam would never catch-up. Of course we are talking of mechanical speeds rather than ones that use magnetic fields to generate them... for in the latter, one would be limited by the influence of the magnetic field as happens in particle accelerators... whereas in the former there is no speed barrier!

Of course should one travel faster than the speed of light, one could possibly emit light in the opposite direction, as it cannot keep-up with the motion of the emitting object! Who really knows?

In view of the foregoing, the notion of relativistic mass is nothing more than pure non-sense! As mentioned in my 1993 paper "The required modifications...", it is the length that gives you the relativistic factor rather than the mass... for it is the length that can become infinite and not the mass!

This basic difference between my work and Einstein is not all that arcane or esoteric to understand, and I therefore look forward to the paradigm changing in the near future! Sure, it is a bit difficult for the average person to understand the Michelson-Morley intricate reasonings behind it... but then again it was never the average person that refereed these issues.

Frank Russo.