The Accelerometer: Experimental Proof of Gravitational Expansion

Every event can be described as an interaction between two or more bodies, in which a change of motion occurs in each. Since every change in motion produces an acceleration, the only possible way to observe an event is with an accelerometer. Every measuring device used to record an event is, at its most fundamental level, an accelerometer.

Our senses detect and measure different kinds of accelerations. Cells in the eye are not only able to detect the impact of individual photons, but they can measure the momentum of each impact with enough accuracy to identify their different colors. Compared to our eyes, our ears are relatively simple devices for detecting and measuring the accelerations imposed on the eardrum by “waves” of moving air molecules. Our senses of taste and smell are complex systems for detecting very small scale chemical interactions, which are individual accelerations at the atomic level.

Our sense of balance is a complex system devoted solely to detecting a variety of relatively large-scale accelerations. In essence, it is a sophisticated accelerometer that constantly measures all the accelerations which the body as a whole experiences, while at the same time monitoring the direction and magnitude of Earth’s gravitational acceleration. An airline passenger doesn’t have to look out the window or listen to the engines to tell when the plane is taking off or landing. Even deaf and blind persons could gauge the motions of the plane quite accurately by the different accelerations measured by their sense of balance.

In principle an accelerometer is a very simple device. In the drawings of an accelerometer shown here, a weight with a hole in its center is allowed to slide freely along a rod, which is attached to each side of the accelerometer’s frame. One end of a spring is attached to the weight and the other end is attached to the frame. A pointer, attached to the weight, registers acceleration on a graduated scale, which is attached to the frame. When the accelerometer is at rest or in a state of uniform motion, there is no tension on the spring and the pointer registers zero at the center of the scale. When a force is applied to the left side of the accelerometer, the weight’s inertial resistance to this movement causes it to slide along the rod and compress the spring. The pointer’s position on the scale indicates the amount of acceleration produced by the force in meters per second squared (m/s2). When a force is applied to the right side of the accelerometer, the weight’s inertia causes it to stretch the spring, and the pointer indicates the amount of acceleration in that direction. Once the force is removed, the accelerometer will continue in a state of uniform motion, and the weight will return to the zero position on the scale indicating no change in motion.

Now, Max will help to perform two simple yet crucial thought experiments dealing with acceleration. Since almost everyone has experienced acceleration in an automobile, Max will first perform an experiment in an automobile with an accelerometer attached to it, to demonstrate the nature of acceleration. In the first drawing (car at upper right), Max is motionless. In the second drawing, Max has stepped on the gas petal and the car is accelerating forward at a rate of 5m/s2. In the third drawing, Max has eased off the gas so that he is moving at a constant 60mph, and his accelerometer again registers zero acceleration. In the fourth drawing, Max has put on the brake, and the car is decelerating to a stop at the rate of 5m/s2. Thus, an accelerometer measures change in motion, but not motion itself. There is no way that an observer could use an accelerometer to differentiate between acceleration and deceleration without using the earth or perhaps the universe itself as a reference frame. An accelerometer tells the observer both the direction and the magnitude of a body’s change in motion, but there is no way to determine if this change in motion was a deceleration toward absolute rest or an acceleration away from it.

In the experiment depicted below, Max is performing the most basic yet most misunderstood experiment of physics. Max has rotated two accelerometers to a vertical position and has placed them on opposite sides of Earth. In this configuration, both accelerometers register the same acceleration of 9.83m/s2 but in opposite directions. This experiment clearly shows that the surface of the earth is accelerating away from its center at the constant rate of approximately 9.83m/s2. Assuming that all acceleration produces change in motion, this experiment leads us to the seemingly unlikely, but nevertheless experimentally accurate, conclusion that the earth is constantly increasing in size. Thus, it becomes clear that “gravity” is actually a simple, mechanical process of expansion caused by the constant upward/outward motion of every particle of mass in the universe, which leads us to a fundamental conclusion of Absolute Motion Theory: Gravitational Expansion. Gravitational Expansion is the universally synchronistic property of matter that causes each body of matter (proton, electron, neutron, photon, neutrino, etc.) to increase its linear dimensions at a continuous and uniform rate. This universal expansion of matter not only transforms a body’s spatial dimensions, but in a complementary process, the absolute values of both its mass and time are also changed as the body expands gravitationally. As the matter of the earth expands, it occupies more and more space, and objects on its surface are pressed against it by their own inertial resistance to this change in motion. And, as will be discussed in the following section, objects that are dropped from a point above the earth do not fall to the earth; rather, the earth races up to meet them.

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