Particle accelerators create secondary relativistic particles and secondary photons, and we measure their velocities via the Relativistic Addition of Velocities and the Second Postulate of Special Relativity. All seems to be very cut-and-dried in this respect. But is it?
In my book, The Enlightening, I maintain that the universe is pulling a deception of sorts on us, and there is quite a bit more to the story than what we are able to see and measure on the surface. Both the RAV and the Second Postulate accurately describe our perceptions of what occurs inside of a particle accelerator, bounded by the parameters of the space/time continuum. However, the fact that these secondary particles and secondary photons are also rotating at relativistic velocities is a crucial aspect of how and why we perceive their velocities as we do.
By looking at the Lorentz relativistic velocity transformation equations in a slightly different light, the story comes into sharp focus, and the physical mechanisms of these secondary particles is revealed in the book. Nothing about this new understanding contradicts any of experimental evidence gathered so far in the field of particle physics, including using the RAV to calculate velocities of secondary relativistic particles, or describing the velocity of a secondary photon via the Second Postulate.
While the RAV works just fine for our present purposes—particularly within particle accelerators– our present understanding of the RAV has hindered us from describing many of the realities of the universe, such as wave/particle duality, dark matter, the matter/ anti-matter discrepancy, and much more. Importantly, this new way of looking at the universe doesn’t weaken or deny relativity theory—it strengthens it by several orders of magnitude. How can a particle physicist not be interested in something like that, which I spell out in plain language within the pages of The Enlightening?
What about astrophysicists/ cosmologists, you ask? Well, the previous paragraph mentions several great mysteries of interest to an astrophysicist or cosmologist, but the book also offers an in-depth exploration of large scale structure, mega scale structure, the multi-dimensional nature of galaxies, and more. Those are all intensely interesting subjects, with many conflicts and controversies still in search of resolution. The Enlightening poses a wide-ranging solution which encompasses all of these apparently disparate areas of research and study. The simple fact that all these mysteries exist makes it illogical to dismiss my offered solutions out of hand. For those who truly want to understand, I suggest they take a look at the book which explains it all.