Chapter 5, Part B: Propagation Geometry and Propagation Character: Two Issues or One Issue?

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Scientific Paper
Title Chapter 5, Part B: Propagation Geometry and Propagation Character: Two Issues or One Issue?
Author(s) Jeff Alford
Keywords Propagation, Geometry
Published 2008
Journal General Science Journal
No. of pages 6

Abstract

There are two questions dealing with light: 1) what does it travel isotropic to? (answers: ballistic theory; ether theory) and 2) what is its character? (answers: corpuscle; wave). Currently the scientific community automatically links the ballistic theory with the corpuscular hypothesis and the ether theory the wave hypothesis. These associations stem from analogy to mechanical situations. This paper considers the justification of relying on mechanical situations to carry over associations to the electrodynamic context. This paper presumes the reader has already read my papers on ?A Brief Overview of SRT? and ?Light Isotropy: Theory and Experiment?.