Space, Time and AetherDavid John Smith*1
Rotherham, United Kingdom
- *Corresponding Author:
- Smith DJ
Retired Engineer, Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Received Date: September 25, 2016; Accepted Date: October 23, 2016; Published Date: October 30, 2016
Citation: Smith DJ (2016) Space, Time and Aether. Fluid Mech Open Acc 3: 135.
Copyright: © 2016 Smith DJ. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
At the end of the nineteenth century a luminiferous aether was considered necessary to explain electromagnetic interactions and the propagation of light waves. As this aether could not be detected it was disregarded and mathematical theories were developed to explain physical interactions without reference to the aether. Now, over a century later, it is generally acknowledged that a major part of the universe consists of Dark Energy. This article considers that dark energy could be the same entity as the elusive luminiferous aether and looks at implications for time, space and gravity. The conclusion is that results can be obtained by this method that are equivalent to those obtained according to Einstein’s theories.