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Dionysios G. Raftopoulos
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Dionysios G. Raftopoulos (Abstracts)
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  • The Founding of the Theory of the Harmonicity of the Field of Light-Certain Consequences (2013) [Updated 3 years ago]
    by Dionysios G. Raftopoulos   read the paper:

    The Theory of the Harmonicity of the Field of Light is an axiomatic theory that is based on two fundamental hypotheses and the selection of Projective Space as the Geometrical Space of choice. In this article we shall present its first fundamental hypothesis, in reality a slightly modified version of Special RelativityTheory?s (SRT) second fundamental hypothesis, as well as the resulting description of the Physical events. We require that description to be performed by a localized Observer who first measures and then formulates an opinion about the events, and not by an omni-present ethereal being who does so through pondering and insight. Our requirement stems from the acceptance of Werner Heisenberg?s and the School of Copenhagen?s Natural Philosophy. As a direct result, we conclude that all our observations and measurements of the physical entities, always refer not to their present state but rather to a previous one, a conclusion eerily evocative of the ?shadows? paradigm in Plato?s cave. Furthermore, we shall briefly present certain consequences of this theory such as a different approach to relativistic momentum and the quantum superposition of states (Schrodinger?s cat) as well as a possible explanation for the existence of Dark Matter.


  • Lightning strokes that are measured as simultaneous from the railway embankment, are also measured as simultaneous from the moving train (2012) [Updated 7 years ago]

    In this paper, we examine the thought (gedanken) experiment referred to in the title, by using the two principles (hypotheses) of the theory of special relativity and adhering to Heinsenberg's and the Copenhagen School's philosophical line. In other words, we introduce to the theater of events the observer who measures them in both space and time and request that the propositions of physical science are derived from those very measurements. By doing so, we arrive at the conclusion that events measured as simultaneous from one system of reference, are also measured as simultaneous from any other system of reference moving in a linear uniform translatory motion relative to it, contrary to Einstein's thesis.


  • On Synchronized Clocks at the Ends of a Moving Rod (2007) [Updated 9 years ago]
    by Dionysios G. Raftopoulos   read the paper:

    It is an almost generally accepted notion that the science of physics must deal

    with observable and measurable magnitudes only. Starting from the above standpoint

    and accepting the second fundamental principle of A. Einstein [A. Einstein,

    in The Principle of Relativity, by H.A. Lorentz, H. Minkowski, and H. Weyl (Dover

    Publications, New York, 1952), pp. 37?65], as described in his well-known

    historic 1905 paper, we conclude that the observable/measurable position of a

    moving material object in the perceptible space of an observer whose position is

    at a finite distance from the object differs from the mathematical position of this

    object in the geometrical space, which exists only in our mind. From the physicist?s

    point of view it is only this observable/measurable position (from now on

    called the ?conjugate position?) that is of importance. Thus the moving object

    appears (is observed) to be in a previously occupied position and not in the one it

    is really in now, a conclusion also evocative of the ?shadows? paradigm in

    Plato?s ?cave? [Plato, Republic, book seven, 514A?518B (Papyros Publ., Athens),

    pp. 400?409]. In the present paper, while examining, in light of this new

    concept of the conjugate position, the validity of the synchronized state of the two

    clocks at the ends of a moving rod (as this state was defined by Einstein himself in

    his historic paper), we arrive at the substantiated conclusion that said clocks are

    in fact synchronized, contrary to Einstein?s thesis.