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I still have problems with the concept of size reductions with objects travelling faster with respect to my frame of reference. Time dilation is a fact and has been demonstrated many times and distance or space travelled is time times velocity. So the argument is that as velocity is fixed space must shrink. But why cannot velocity be a combination of internal (within an atom) and external (the atom moving) so that space remains space and its velocity that shrinks. If you consider a childs spinning top. As it spins according to SR the top must reduce in size in respect of an observer. Now if you put that top still spinning on a trolley and push it so the trolley moves then the trolley will shrink with respect to the observer. The top should shrink further but it doesn't. The tangential mean velocity of the top does not change. So you have a composite structure where one part shrinks and the other half does not. As they inhabit the same space how can SR explain this? If the source of relativity is within the atom and the invariance of C as energy travels is a result of that. Then space and time become absolute. Gravitational lensing would need explanation as that is another experimental fact but that is possible. Why is this wrong?
I attach a diagram that explains why I think it is possible (I emphasize possible) that particles spinning with a tangential velocity of C within the atom could cause not only relativity with exactly the same mathematics as Einstein's equation but also if the energy spins off at that rate in the photon, would also cause light to travel at C.
great, electrons must move (orbit) otherwise there would be no centrifugal balance force to hold the atom together but what causes it to move is a good question. It must be some function of energy when introduced to form the atom in the first place. I don't know I'm reaching.
I can't understand this irresistible desire to question relativity. That is not the issue anyway.