Gravity and light
note: The online version is free access and download.
Applied Physics Research www.ccsenet.org/apr Vol. 7, No. 4, August 2015 issue.
under Further Experiments Demonstrating the Effect of Light on Gravitation
Louis Rancourt, Philip J. Tattersall
Why can light interact with gravity? to understand the process, we have to consider both what is light and what is gravity.
What is light? The accepted explanation is that light is an electro magnetic wave and is a photon. These two explanations are not complete because they could not have predicted that light could interact with gravity. If one wants to understand those two theories, many site on Internet explains them in a passable way.
There is another approach to better understand what is light. Since light travels also in vacuum, it cannot be a wave deformation of a medium as is the case of sound wave. Sound travels but only the deformation goes from one place to the other. The air molecules vibrate and transfer the sound but they do not travel from the source of sound to the site hearing that sound.
Light has a frequency like sound and has speed like sound but is not a wave like sound. Something is traveling from the source to the recipient. Is it photons? The photon theory does not explain the frequency of light. Moreover, there is no detector that can deduce one single photon even if some scientists say they can send photons one at a time. All detectors of light need more than one ‘wave front’ to be excited and detect light. ( There is a good article on Internet on that subject)
Is it possible to make light? Yes, easily. But light is not only the portion that is visible to our eyes. Visible light is just one small portion of the whole light spectrum.
Radios and cell phones function using light at different frequency, in the kilohertz or megahertz or higher Electricity in towers is sent at a low frequency of 60 Hertz only. Light emitted by the power lines has a frequency of 60 hertz.
Any object that has an imbalances in the number of protons and electrons is said to have an electric charge. A comb rubbed in hair will have a surplus of electrons because the plastic of the comb attracts free moving electrons more than the hair themselves. If one has a sensitive detector located at 3 meters from a moving comb, the detector will give a signal at the same frequency as a moving comb. If a cardboard is placed in direct line between the detector and the comb, the signal stops. Why? Something is leaving the comb and going in all directions. When it hits the cardboard, it is stopped. What is moving in all directions at the speed of light? Why is it moving at the speed of light?. Because it is what makes light. The frequency of that light is the same frequency of the vibrating comb. If it was possible to vibrate a comb at 400 000 000 000 000 Hertz, one would see visible light.
Light is something leaving a charged object in all directions and going in strait line at a speed of about 300 000 000 meters/sec. Since it is not possible to catch only one of these tiny thing, nobody yet is sure of what that is made of or what are its properties. By looking at the effect of millions of them, we can have a vague idea of these tiny things.
Question: if the comb is sending these in all directions for hours, the comb will ‘melt’ and disappear. No. Space around the comb is full of these travelling in all directions. When some leave the comb, others are grabbed and become part of the comb. Even if it looses millions of these, there are so many in the comb that the percentage lost would not be noticeable to our present instruments.
Space between objects seems to be empty. We know that there are lots of air molecules moving between objects even if we do not see them. We feel them when there is a gust of wind. Between those air molecules, the space is not empty. It is full of light of different frequencies and the cell phone can synchronize on some of them and can talk to you.
Some of these tiny things moving in all directions very fast have frequency; some do not have frequency. If the charged comb is held steady, what is leaving the comb is continuous, without any frequency. It resembles a whiff a perfume that is moving in a room and filling the room completely, without frequency.
These tiny things can be forced to become matter. It is done in laboratories by using a high frequency going through a thin sheet of heavy metal. When light hits the metal, some of it is transformed into an electron and a positron. The positron is similar to the electron but has an opposite charge. If the light used has a higher frequency, a proton is formed and an antiproton. Light has been changed into hydrogen atom. Some radioactive atoms can transform some of its particle into light. ( There are good pictures of bubble chambers showing that effect).
That is a visible proof that the constituent of light and of atoms are the same but they are organized in a different way. Another good example are the different atoms with different properties but they are made of only 3 basic units: electrons, protons and neutrons. Our body is just a big bunch of electrons, protons and neutrons organized in systems we call muscle, blood, etc..
If all matter and light and what is called electric field is made of the same stuff, organized in systems or in frequency, if space is full of these, there is a continual exchange between the systems and what is moving in space in all directions. That exchange is going on all the time. One effect of these emissions is called gravity. If an object received more from one side compared to the other side, the system is rebuilt in a way so that the object seems to be pushed away.
Since what makes light is the same as what all systems ( atoms) emit, it is normal that a strong laminar beam of light will interact with that and an object will move one way our the other depending where there is more impinging on the object.
These explanations are simple and do not go against any known scientific facts. The mathematics of these is not simple because the amount of interactions in a single electrons is so high that no computer can handle the calculations. One scientist even wrote that there is probably something like 1060 of these in one electron. That is a number with 60 zeros at the end. wow.
I have some hints of how this works and might write about it latter.