September 29, 2016
The strong equivalence principle, the weak equivalence principle, gravitational red-shift, cosmological red-shift, blue-shift, Pound- Rebka, Minkowski, Time Dilation, Sagnac Effect, Atmospheric Refraction, Astronomical Refraction, Terrestrial Refraction
Einstein maintained that gravity, being the ‘force’ that we experience holding us down on planet Earth, is equivalent to the ‘pseudo force’ provided by acceleration in a non-gravitational field.
By examining the impact of the difference between red and blue-shift frequencies transmitted in both travelling and Earthbound spacecraft I reveal crucial flaws in this conviction.
In providing several flawed examples, which claim to verify this established principle, I discuss their errors and examine the consequent theories concerning light, time, mass and space that have arisen under the 'Equivalence' umbrella. In this illustrated essay I also suggest alternative experiments and analytical conclusions in the hope that, in a subject not impervious to criticism, there might be further enlightening debate.