For purchase of this item, please read the instructions
Volume 14: Pages 229-247, 2001
A Proper Cause of Gravitation—Ether Wave Losses
Charlotteager 170, DK‐2640 Hedehusene, Denmark
An absolute ether theory based on the Euclidean geometry has earlier been presented, from which the Lorentz transformations appear, and from that theory we are also led to a proper cause of gravitation. Particles are here assumed to be spherical waves of the ether and, provided some tiny wave losses occur and these losses represent “something” that disappears from the local scene, then gravitation appears. In the first run, the speed of the ether waves is lower outward from a gravitational body than inward, while the round‐trip value, which is a measurable magnitude, becomes that given by the so‐called Schwarzschild solution. From this we can show how particles being spherical waves outside the body, are accelerated toward the body. We can also show how particles oscillate more slowly, giving redshifl, and photons are deflected, and also that the precession of the elliptical orbits of the planets can be found directly from this theory. (Here we have only investigated the circular limit.) The theory seems to be in accordance with the Schwarzschild solution, but shows how the general theory of relativity has limited validity. Under extreme mass conditions gravitation is no longer proportional to the classical mass of a body and the denominator in the Schwarzschild solution (1 − 2GM/(rc2)) can never be negative or zero. Among other things this affects our understanding of cosmology and black holes. While Euclidean geometry is the basis, curved space‐time represents our measurements.
Keywords: gravitation, general relativity, curved space‐time, Euclidean geometry, ether, redshift, light bending, perihelion drift, black holes, cosmology
Received: July 21, 2000; Published online: December 15, 2008