Volume 23: Pages 48-52, 2010
Relativity with a quantum field: A proposal that is compatible with quantum mechanics and provides a common explanation for all the forces that affect matter
David W. Talmage 1
1University of Colorado School of Medicine, 290 S. Fairfax Street, Denver, Colorado 80246-1143, USA
A sharp distinction has been made between the confirmed observations that were predicted and form the essential core of the theory of relativity and the untestable explanations that have become the lore of the theory and its vision of reality. The possibility is explored that it is these explanations, not the observations, that are incompatible with quantum mechanics. For example, the curvature of light around the sun is explained as the result of the curvature of space-time. This creates a problem because quantum electrodynamics requires that light follow a least time path. The only way that the curved path of light around the sun can be the least time path is if light is slowed down in the gravitational field as Einstein first proposed. An alternate explanation of relativity is presented that is compatible with quantum mechanics and provides a common explanation for all the forces to which matter is subject.
Keywords: Gravitational Red Shift, Space-Time, Speed of Light, Time Dilation, Preferred Frame, Mass Increase, Particle Energy Content, Particle Forces
Received: October 1, 2009; Accepted: December 2, 2009; Published Online: February 11, 2010