Critical analysis of the main premises of special relativity: Lorentz & Minkowski
Completed on 14-Jun-2015 (14 days)

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Implications on relativity

The immediate consequence of having proven the invalidity of the Lorentz transformation (mainly in Lorentz transformation > General analysis) is that most of the relativistic calculations are wrong. The fact that the mathematical derivation of Minkowski was also wrong (and not only because its derivation was started from the Lorentz transformation) does not change this situation.

On the other hand, having proven the invalidity of the Minkowski's approach affects certain part of Einstein's theory which might be considered somehow beyond calculations: the 4-dimensional continuum.

All these ideas will be discussed in more detail in other sections (Practical applicability & Theoretical applicability).