C, Charged Particles, Electrodynamics, Radiation and All That
|Title||C, Charged Particles, Electrodynamics, Radiation and All That|
|Author(s)||Clarence L Dulaney|
|Keywords||J.J. Thomson, limiting speed, Weberian electrodynamics|
Basically, C arises, along with all the other topics in the title from relative motion of charged particles. In 1893, J.J. Thomson showed theoretically that C should be the limiting speed of a charged particle. He attributed this to an increase of mass of the particle with speed. Weberian Electrodynamics is based on the relative motion of charged particles, and accounts for the radiation from accelerated charged particles. A. Einstein is incorrect in stating that the speed of light in free space is not affected by the speed of the source. This is shown by the "red shift" of the spectrum of stars that are moving away from the earth-bound observer.