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Pentcho Valev April 23rd 21 02:01 PM

Basic Principles of Einstein-Free Physics
Doppler effect (stationary light source, moving observer):

Two obvious facts in the above scenario:

(A) The speed and the frequency of the light pulses vary proportionally for the observer.

(B) The wavelength (distance between light pulses) remains constant.

(A) and (B), generalized over all possible scenarios, in the presence or absence of gravity, will become the basic principles of resurrected, Einstein-free physics.

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Pentcho Valev April 23rd 21 08:22 PM

Basic Principles of Einstein-Free Physics
The texts below unwittingly lay the foundation of future, Einstein-free physics. Speed and frequency of light vary proportionally, wavelength (speed/frequency) is constant, in accordance with the formula

(frequency) = (speed of light)/(wavelength)

This constancy of the wavelength of light, generalized over all possible scenarios (both in presence and in absence of gravity), will become the fundamental axiom of the new physics:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Consider a falling object. ITS SPEED INCREASES AS IT IS FALLING. Hence, if we were to associate a frequency with that object the frequency should increase accordingly as it falls to earth. Because of the equivalence between gravitational and inertial mass, WE SHOULD OBSERVE THE SAME EFFECT FOR LIGHT. So lets shine a light beam from the top of a very tall building. If we can measure the frequency shift as the light beam descends the building, we should be able to discern how gravity affects a falling light beam. This was done by Pound and Rebka in 1960. They shone a light from the top of the Jefferson tower at Harvard and measured the frequency shift. The frequency shift was tiny but in agreement with the theoretical prediction. Consider a light beam that is travelling away from a gravitational field. Its frequency should shift to lower values. This is known as the gravitational red shift of light."

Albert Einstein Institute: "You do not need general relativity to derive the correct prediction for the gravitational redshift. A combination of Newtonian gravity, a particle theory of light, and the weak equivalence principle (gravitating mass equals inertial mass) suffices. [...] The gravitational redshift was first measured on earth in 1960-65 by Pound, Rebka, and Snider at Harvard University..."

"To see why a deflection of light would be expected, consider Figure 2-17, which shows a beam of light entering an accelerating compartment. Successive positions of the compartment are shown at equal time intervals. Because the compartment is accelerating, the distance it moves in each time interval increases with time. The path of the beam of light, as observed from inside the compartment, is therefore a parabola. But according to the equivalence principle, there is no way to distinguish between an accelerating compartment and one with uniform velocity in a uniform gravitational field. We conclude, therefore, that A BEAM OF LIGHT WILL ACCELERATE IN A GRAVITATIONAL FIELD AS DO OBJECTS WITH REST MASS. For example, near the surface of Earth light will fall with acceleration 9.8 m/s^2."

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Pentcho Valev April 23rd 21 10:31 PM

Basic Principles of Einstein-Free Physics
(frequency) = (speed of light)/(wavelength)

Einstein's physics. Axiom: Constant speed of light. Consequence: Any frequency shift is caused by an inversely proportional wavelength shift. Obvious nonsense.

Einstein-free physics. Axiom: Constant wavelength of light. Consequence: Any frequency shift is caused by a proportional speed-of-light shift. At least in this case both the axiom and the consequence are obviously confirmed.

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