Relativity and Cosmology

   

Conjecture on the Redshift

Authors: Richard A. Peters

A field of space, termed the temporal-inertial (TI) field, is reintroduced. This field of particles permeates space and is subject to gravity. The acceleration of particles of the TI field in response to gravity acts at all scales including those of galaxies, stars, planets, lesser massive bodies, even atoms. On a large scale, motion of the TI field moves with the same velocity as each galaxy. The TI field supports the propagation of light which propagates at the velocity c relative to the field. As photons travel through space, descend into a region of a strong gravitational field or move from a strong gravitational field into a weaker one, the photons retain the frequency at which they were emitted. The apparent redshift or blueshift of these photons is introduced by the measurements themselves. In these transactions photon frequency is immutable. Photon wavelength, however, is not. Changes in photon wavelength are caused by the change in velocity, relative to the emitter, of the local TI field that supports propagation of the photons. It is argued that photons are not directly subject to gravity. If a light source is in a frame of space (TI field) that is receding from earth its light will be redshifted as the light speeds up to the velocity c relative to the frame of space (TI field) occupied by earth. If a light source is in a frame of space that is approaching earth its light will be blueshifted as the light slows to the velocity c relative to the frame of space occupied by earth. It is argued that the cosmological redshift is not caused by the stretching of light waves as they traverse an expanding space, but by the increase in the velocity of photons caused by that expansion of space as the photons move from their emitters in the local TI field toward the receivers in the local receding TI field on earth.

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