February 27, 2018
This article aims at interpreting over the physics concept of relativity. It sets on giv-
ing an alternative meaning to the one that has been commonly understood since the
works of Einstein (1879-1955) on special relativity.
At the crux of our thinking; we will challenge one of the central tenets of special
relativity, the one which consists in positing invariance in speed of light in every
Galilean reference frame and its consequence of the relativity of time and space.
To reach our conclusion, we shouldn’t consider space as a geometrical locus, but
rather as a physical environment to which one can apply geometry’s rule. We shall
call this space the Wave middleware. Speed of light would be an intrinsic property
of the Wave middleware.
As everything is in movement in the universe, the privileged position of the still
observer in the Wave middleware may not be achievable, we will then assume it a
priori. The observations and measures one can make in his associated mobile refer-
ence frame would thus be relative, as opposed to the absolute nature of the observed
We will see that this seemingly gratuitous, even out of date assumption in regard
of the discussions of the last century, will enable us to come up with a renewed
principle of special relativity that will give us a new way of describing physical phe-