|The Tom Bearden
|Subject: RE: About speed of
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 21:56:02 -0500
Longitudinal EM waves can (and most often do) move at light speed c.
In space, light waves are NOT force field waves, because force fields exist only in mass. Mass is a component of force by F = d/dt(mv). When m = 0, as in massless space, then F = 0.
So as Nobelist Feynman pointed out in his 1964 three volumes of sophomore physics,
"…in dealing with force the tacit assumption is always made that the force is equal to zero unless some physical body is present… One of the most important characteristics of force is that it has a material origin…" [Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, and Matthew Sands, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, Vol. 1, 1964, p. 12-2].As Whittaker showed in 1903 and 1904 in two rigorous papers, any scalar EM potential can be decomposed into a bidirectional set of longitudinal EM waves. Any EM field can be decomposed into two such sets, with differential functions applied to "shape" the multi-longitudinal-waves comprising each set.
Hope this helps,Tom Bearden