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About TyroJack

For me the World is a logical place, in a Universe that works according to strict, straightforward and uncomplicated Laws. Physical Laws. Many of which we are aware of some of which we understand, some that we have working theories about, some we hypothesise about and some that are as yet pure guesswork. I believe in William of Ockham's principle, known as Occam's Razor: 'The fewer assumptions one makes, the more likely one is to be correct.' I like to apply this in life as well as science. I worked in various roles in IT for most of my working life which could be summed up as programming consultancy. Primarily I fixed problems from the most basic coding, to System design. I programmed systems that were bug-free. I am interested in everything and anything, but most of all in how things work.

Einstein’s Train(and the lightning strikes)

Well what can we say about this; one of the most discussed thought experiments conceived by Einstein; yet one of the most misunderstood pieces in all of Relativity. When I first read chapter IX of Einstein’s wonderful exposition: ‘Relativity: The … Continue reading

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A new simpler view of Relativity

This is an introduction to a new simpler way to conceptualize the essential mechanism at the heart of Special Relativity. This can be done using only simple cartesian constructs and a different way of understanding Time as the fourth dimension. … Continue reading

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Newtonian vs Relativistic Mechanics

Einstein’s Theories of Relativity led to a revolution in our understanding of the movement of bodies, particularly at speeds approaching that of light in an empty medium. The mathematics of which are unassailable, having been proven in so many practical … Continue reading

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older aspies group

In the European Union some things are going on that are targeted against autistics. So, we drafted an Open Letter (I made the English translation, hopefully without major mistakes). It would be good if those of you who live in … Continue reading

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Time – what is it?

Time – What is time? Time is, strictly speaking, not a dimension; so much as it is the rational ordering of events; It is an effect, an effect produced by the process of change. Time is a mysterious amorphous entity … Continue reading

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Reciprocality of Relativity

A Frame of Reference then, maps the whole of Spacetime relative to a single, specific, Spacetime Point, or Event, that we care to define, real or imaginary. And, as a single specific Event in Spacetime is a moment in time, … Continue reading

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More on Frames of Reference

More on Frames of Reference The Origin of the Frame of Reference, has the coordinates 0,0,0,0 and it is the location of the Nominal Observer and his clock. There are at least three ways of viewing a Frame of Reference: … Continue reading

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