# Thomas E Phipps

Thomas E. Phipps | |
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Born | January 26, 1925 |

Died | July 11, 2016 |

Residence | Urbana, IL, United States |

Nationality | USA |

Known for | Hertzian Electrodynamics, IAAD, Mach\'s Principle, Relativity, Time |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Physicist |

Thomas E. Phipps, Jr., born in Champaign, Illinois. Educated at Harvard, AB, 1944; Ph.D., 1950 in Nuclear Physics. Worked during World War II in P. M. Morse's Operations Research Group in the Navy Department, subsequently returning to Harvard to do an experimental thesis on Molecular Beam NMR under Norman Ramsey. His career included a total of twelve years in the Pentagon ? ten in systems analysis for the Navy and two in research management for the Department of Defense ? as well as similar employments at Navy laboratories in California and Maryland. In 1980 he retired to form a small private physics laboratory in collaboration with his father, an emeritus professor of physical chemistry at the University of Illinois, in which they performed experiments in electromagnetism. In 1986 he wrote a book, *Heretical Verities: Mathematical Themes in Physical Description*. After his father's death in 1990, he has continued both experimental and theoretical investigations into basic physics.

**Articles (Mainstream):**

- "Radiofrequency Spectrum of H
_{2}in a Magnetic Field,"*Phys. Rev.*79, 883 (1950) (with H. G. Kolsky, N. F. Ramsey, H. B. Silsbee). - "Radiofrequency Spectrum of D
_{2}in a Magnetic Field,"*Phys. Rev.*80, 483 (1950) (with H. G. Kolsky, N. F. Ramsey, H. B. Silsbee). - "The Deuteron Quadrupole Moment and the Radiofrequency Spectra of H
_{2}and D_{2}in Low Magnetic Fields,"*Phys. Rev.*81, 1061 (1951) (with H. G. Kolsky, N. F. Ramsey, H. B. Silsbee). - "Nuclear Radiofrequency Spectra of H2 and D2 in High and Low Magnetic Fields, "
*Phys. Rev.*87, 395 (1952) (with H. G. Kolsky, N. F. Ramsey, H. B. Silsbee). - "Generalization of Quantum Mechanics,"
*Phys. Rev.*118, 1653 (1960). - "Application of Numerical Methods to the Theory of the Periodic Deviations in the Schottky Effect,"
*Phys. Rev.*128, 524 (1962) (with Geneva G. Belford, Aron Kuppermann). - "Effusion. II. Angular Number Distributions of Gaseous Cadmium from a Right-Circular Cylindrical Orifice into Vacuum,"
*J. Chem. Phys.*49, 1603 (1968) (with P. G. Wahlbeck). - "Effusion. III. Angular Number Distributions of Gaseous CsCl from Right-Circular Cylindrical Orifices into Vacuum,"
*J. Chem. Phys.*49, 1609 (1968) (with J. Q. Adams, P. G. Wahlbeck). - "Effusion. V. Angular Number Distributions of Gaseous CsCl from a Conical Orifice into Vacuum,"
*J. Chem. Phys.*51, 920 (1969) (with J. Q. Adams, P. G. Wahlbeck). - "A Continued Fraction Representation of Eigenvalues,"
*SIAM Rev.*10, 223 (1968). - "A Continued Fraction Representation of Eigenvalues,"
*SIAM Rev.*13, 390 (1971). - "A Double-Sum Identity,"
*SIAM Rev.*13, 389 (1971). - "Kinematics of a 'Rigid' Rotor,"
*Lett. Nuovo Cimento*, V9, pp. 467-470 (1974). - "Comment on Marinov's Light Velocity Experiment,"
*Physics Letters*, 55(2), 83-84 (Feb 1978). - "Ice Age in Physics,"
*Phys. Today*36, 15 (1983).

## Abstracts

- 2013 - "The Relativity of Simultaneity is a Mistake"
- 2011 - "When and Where is a Current Electrically Neutral?" (Read in full)
- 2011 - "A Misapprehension Concerning Electric Current Neutrality" (Read in full)
- 2010 - "Collective Time" (Read in full)
- 2010 - "Force in Hertzian Electrodynamics"
- 2010 - "The VLBI System's Unfinished Business"
- 2009 - "Covariance vs. Invariance"
- 2009 - "Back to Newtonian Time?" (Read in full)
- 2008 - "Book Review: Old Physics for New: A Worldview Alternative to Einstein's Relativity Theory" (Read in full)
- 2008 - "Covariance Versus Invariance: Remarks on Arunasalam's Papers "
- 2008 - "Fibonacci and Continued Fractions " (Read in full)
- 2008 - "Properties of Geodesics: Resolving an Apparent Conflict of Global Positioning System Evidence with General Relativity "
- 2008 - "[[Universal Invariance: A Novel View of Relativistic Physics

]]" (Read in full)

- 2007 - "Twin Paradoxes" (Read in full)
- 2006 - "Inertial Modulation: A New Tool for Probing the Law of Electromagnetic Force ? Part II"
- 2006 - "Inertial Modulation: A New Tool for Probing the Law of Electromagnetic Force ? Part III, Tuning Fork Experiment"
- 2005 - "Electrodynamics: Rebirth of an Experimental Science?"
- 2005 - "Experiments Verifying Amp?re Longitudinal Forces Via "Force Modulation" Methods"
- 2005 - "Inertial Modulation: A New Tool for Probing the Law of Electromagnetic Force ? Part I"
- 2005 - "Prospects for the Point Electron"
- 2005 - "Testing Relativity Theory for One-way Light Propagation" (Read in full)
- 2004 - "Total Time Derivatives, Again"
- 2003 - "Book Review: Selected Topics in Scientific Physics" (Read in full)
- 2003 - "Failures of Relativity Theory to Describe Starlight"
- 2002 - "Microphysics Needs an Invariant Electrodynamics"
- 2001 - "Divergence: What to Do Till the Mathematician Comes"
- 2001 - "An Experimental Confirmation of Longitudinal Electrodynamic Forces"
- 2000 - "Axis Calibration and the Invariants of Kinematics "
- 1999 - "Report on VACE Experiments"
- 1998 - "An Alternative Approach to Quantum Projection"
- 1998 - "Book Review: Einstein's Theory of Relativity versus Classical Mechanics" (Read in full)
- 1998 - "In Memory: Chalmers W. Sherwin" (Read in full)
- 1998 - "Physical Significance of the Vector Potential"
- 1997 - "The Bunkification of Physics Today"
- 1997 - "Hertz? Equations of Electrodynamics"
- 1997 - "Inertial Modulation of Electrodynamic Force"
- 1997 - "VACE Experiments"
- 1996 - "Absolute Simultaneity With and Without Light Signals"
- 1996 - "Problems of Quantum Mechanics" (Read in full)
- 1995 - "Bayesian Entropy and Inference "
- 1995 - "A Do-It-Yourself Refutation of Modern Physics" ([ http://conference.worldnpa.org/index.php?turn_page=46&module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=9&MMN_position=9%3A5 Read in full])
- 1995 - "An Essay in Science Criticism" (Read in full)
- 1994 - "Neo-Hertzian Wave Equation and Aberration"
- 1994 - "Stellar and Planetary Aberration"
- 1993 - "Ampere Tension and Newton's Laws" (Read in full)
- 1993 - "On Hertz's Invariant Form of Maxwell's Equations" (Read in full)
- 1993 - "On Infinite Process Convergence, Part II: Brown's Series 1 + 1!x + 2!x2 + ?"
- 1993 - "On Infinite Process Convergence, Part III: Introduction to Continued Fractions"
- 1993 - "On Infinite Process Convergence, Part I: Speeding Series Convergence"
- 1993 - "Logical Insufficiency of the "Two Postulates" of Special Relativity"
- 1992 - "Derivation of a Modernized Weber Force Law"
- 1992 - "Lorentz Contraction of the Coulomb Field: An Experimental Proposal" (Read in full)
- 1992 - "Potier's Principle: A Trap for Unwary Etherists and Others"
- 1992 - "Religion Versus Science?"
- 1991 - "Stellar Aberration from the Standpoint of the Radiation Convection Hypothesis"
- 1990 - "The Demise of Spacetime Symmetry Or When the Baby Kissing Had to Stop"
- 1990 - "Toward Modernization of Weber's Force Law" (Read in full)
- 1990 - "New Evidence for Amp?re Longitudinal Forces"
- 1990 - "[[To Seek the Truth in the Face of Authority: The Work of

R. A. Waldron]]" (Read in full)

- 1990 - "Weber-type Laws of Action-at-a-Distance in Modern Physics" (Read in full)
- 1989 - "Consistency Test of an Alternative Kinematics"
- 1989 - "Physics: A Gradualist Science"
- 1989 - "Relativity and Aberration"
- 1989 - "Steady-State Cosmology: Once More Unto the Breach?"
- 1989 - "Superluminal Velocities: Evidence for a New Kinematics?"
- 1988 - "Getting Wind of the Ether"
- 1988 - "Heretical Verities: Mathematical Themes in Physical Description"
- 1988 - "Measurement Theory via Hidden Variables Not Subject to Bell's Theorem"
- 1988 - "Reassessment of Neo-Hertzian Electromagnetism"
- 1987 - "Comment on Mercury's Perihelion"
- 1987 - "Response to 'Comment on Mercury's Precession According to Special Relativity"
- 1987 - "Testability of Electrodynamic Force Laws"
- 1986 - "Mercury's Precession According to Special Relativity"
- 1984 - "Mathematical Themes in Physical Description"
- 1983 - "Astronomical Counterevidence to Relativity"
- 1983 - "Covariance vs. Invariance"
- 1983 - "First-Order Modification of Maxwell's Equations"
- 1983 - "First-Order Modification of Maxwell's Equations"
- 1979 - "Letter to the Editor"
- 1978 - "Comment on Marinov's Light Velocity Experiment" (Read in full)
- 1978 - "Should Mach?s Principle Be Taken Seriously?"
- 1976 - "The Beta Structure Hypothesis"
- 1971 - "Brewster Angle and the Einstein Velocity Addition Theorem"
- 1960 - "Generalization of Quantum Mechanics"