Derivation of the Lorentz factor using a fluid model of time
The Lorentz factor is commonly derived geometrically, using the rotation of Cartesian coordinates in four-dimensional spacetime. However, in the current paper, we derive this factor using a model of time that incorporates the electrodynamic properties of random resistor networks. Modeling time and matter as current and resistance, respectively, results in a simple equation relating mass, time, and motion, which is then used to derive the Lorentz factor. This derivation does not require postulating that the speed of light (C) is constant in all inertial frames, because the invariance of C is an inherent feature of the model itself.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 18 June 2015
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