Non-Postulated Relativity

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Lev G. Lomize

Born in 1931 in Tbilisi, Georgia, the former USSR.

In 1955, he graduated from the Moscow Power Institute.

After graduation, he worked at the Institute of Radio and Electronics of the USSR, and then, the Moscow Institute of Radio Engineers.

There he was engaged in physical research and engineering connected with developing linear charged particle accelerators (linacs).

In 1961, he recieved the Russian equivalent of a Ph.D., and he took part in developing and launching the 100 Mev injector of the Serpukhov synchrotron in the 1960s as well as the Russian analog of the Los-Alamos Meson facility of the 1970s.

In 1991, the Russian version of this book was published under the name "From High School Physics to Relativity." This book was written after a life time of searching for an explanation of special relativity, which would answer childish questions, such as "What makes the moving rod shorter and the moving clock slow? If the postulates somehow do it, what is the mechanism they use for doing so?" This led to an explanation of Special Relativity without using Einstein's postulates, but only classical physics.

"With the Maxwell equations taken as a starting point for the derivations, I decided to 'simplify' the problem [theoretical research of elecromagnetic radiation of a bunched beam of charged partilces] by neglecting relativistic 'corrections' which were supposed to be made later. To my extreme surprise, the relativistic 'corrections' turned up from the derivations automatically - just by themselves - as though Maxwell had known about relativity."

In 1997, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

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