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A Viable Alternative to Einstein's Special Relativity Theory

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A Viable Alternative to Einstein's Special Relativity Theory

Exercise 1: Recognizing Absolute Motion

Let an observer in the circle universe be at rest in her own "inertial
frame of reference." Let her pick a positive and negative direction.
Suppose she has a nice watch on her wrist to note the time. Other than
just looking nice and being able to see how old she's getting, let her
do experiments. Let t1 be the time she measures for a photon to
circumnavigate the universe in the positive direction. Let t2 be the
time she measures for a photon to circumnavigate the universe in the
negative direction. Being only a one-dimensional creature, she is
still smart enough to realize the impossibility of all frames agreeing
on a frame independent law of light propagation. Consequently, if t1
doesn't equal t2, then she is moving at some velocity v with respect
to an absolute frame of reference. Isn't it obvious, based on the
global theorem, that the velocity v is given by the equation:
t1/t2 = (c+v)/(c-v) ?