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Volume 16: Pages 213-235, 2003
Spacedynamics: The Origin of the Inertial Dynamics Within Gravitational Fields
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Instituto de Física, C.P. 15051, 91501‐970 Porto Alegre — RS, Brazil
It is acknowledged that light and all the elementary particles move as real matter‐waves in a quantum‐fluid‐like perfect medium of propagation called quantum space (QS). This QS is a primordial substance, the physical basis of particles and fields and the stuff of the quantum vacuum, and so the locally ultimate reference for the motions of matter. On moving itself, this QS carries with it all the local inertial reference. Hence motions of matter in the (resting) QS or of the local QS through resting matter are equivalent. In particular, a differential velocity field of the QS generates an inertial (gravitational) field. The peculiar kinematical behavior (the gravitational acceleration) of the force‐free particles within gravitational fields is thought to essentially reflect the local velocity field of the QS. Given this, the velocity field of the QS that correctly generates this peculiar inertial dynamics is determined. It turns out that this “spacedynamics” is closely consistent with the local main astronomical motions throughout the universe, making it clear that the orbital and cosmic motions of the planets and stars cannot give rise to relevant anisotropies for the velocity of light. The actually observed isotropy of light is thus a legitimate outcome of the real kinematical circumstance of our planet with respect to the local QS. The Earth‐globe, however, rotates much more slowly than the QS in the local velocity field generating the gravitational field of Earth. This is why we experience a gravitational (inertial) pull, and it gives rise to a very small, genuine, and constant anisotropy of nearly 7.5 km/s for the velocity of light in all Earth‐based labs. In particular, this experimentally subtle and peculiar anisotropy effect has been found systematically by the appropriate anisotropy experiments, but discarded as spurious. Several other effects, implied by this velocity field, are also observable and all corroborate the hypothesis of spacedynamics.
Keywords: gravitational physics, fundamental physics, space physics
Received: July 3, 2002; Published online: December 15, 2008