A Classical Theory of Everything: Parts 1 & 2

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Scientific Paper
Title A Classical Theory of Everything: Parts 1 & 2
Author(s) Dara Lam
Keywords Michelson-Morley, Doppler effect, ether-drift
Published 2005
Journal None


Primarily because of the inability of the Physicists to explain the results of the Michelson Morley Experiment (MMEx) in the beginning of Twentieth century, the Special Theory of Relativity was accepted. It was then assumed that Light could travel in space as a wave-form, without the presence of any medium like Ether, and it would do so at the same constant velocity for all the observers traveling uniformly relative to each other in space. Both these presumptions appeared to be unreasonable by ordinary commonsense. It is however possible to explain the results of MMEx using the old classical Wave-Theory of light. When a mirror that is moving in the medium of space reflects light, the reflected frequency in the medium differs from the incident frequency in the medium, due to the Doppler effect. Further the reflected angle from moving mirror in the medium is also different from the incident angle in the medium, which in case of a static mirror are same. An observer who is static in the medium sees these changes, whereas an observer moving with the mirror will find that the incident and reflected frequencies and the angles remain the same. The two arms at right angles in the Interferometer of the MMEx are adjusted to be exactly the same length, but when it is moving in the medium, the two split light beams travel different path lengths, depending on the velocity of the equipment in the medium. The same velocity also causes Doppler changes in the frequencies. As a result though the two path lengths traveled by two light beams are different, the number of wavelengths covered in each path are exactly equal, at any velocity. So interference does not occur at all. This is fully calculated and explained in the Part 2 of the Article. An experiment to verify the existence of Ether in similar manner as MMEx is proposed; see Para 2.8.