A Superluminal and Local-Causal Physical Ontology
Chapter 12. Causality in the Special Theory of Relativity
In connection with the vast experimental research Ruggero Maria Santilli (Institute for Basic Research, Palm Harbor, Florida) has done about possible effectively superluminal velocities while they passed through various media, and while interpreting STR and GTR accordingly, Santilli makes the following remark about the attainment of a superluminal velocity of light in virtual effect while experimenting in water:
[I]t is known that in water particles such as electrons can travel faster than the local speed of light, an occurrence characterized by the emission of the Cerenkov light. In the event the speed of light in water is assumed as the maximal causal speed, there is the violation of the principle of causality. In case the speed of light in vacuum is assumed as the maximal causal speed in water, there is the violation of the principle of relativistic superposition of speeds (the sum of two speeds of light in water does not yield the speed of light).259
The seeming extra velocity of luminal causality in water is greater than what the actual case in water in one direction is, and this is due to the relativistic superposition or addition of the speed of light in two directions, which need not be taken as the real case of the total velocity of one pencil of photons in one direction. Instead, it can be considered as the name for an experimentally created distance that arises while applying the limiting notion of the speed of light in...
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