Classical Physics

1001 Submissions

[3] viXra:1001.0035 [pdf] submitted on 25 Jan 2010

The Temperature of Radiation

Authors: Constantinos Ragazas
Comments: 2 pages

Temperature as is formally defined in Thermodynamics just does not apply to radiation. Yet, as a physical property it seems that radiation should have temperature. In this short note we define the temperature of radiation and make plausible arguments that this definition is equivalent to Kelvin temperature as defined in Thermodynamics.
Category: Classical Physics

[2] viXra:1001.0028 [pdf] submitted on 21 Jan 2010

Laser Ablation Requirements for Practical Acceleration to the Asteroid Belt, and Beyond. a Concepts in the Works Study

Authors: Andrew Beckwith
Comments: 5 pages, no figures. For evaluation of the new journal IJAI, as an elaboration of material presented by the author in Scottsville, Az, in November 9 2009, at biennial meeting.

The rocket equation and the low exhaust velocity of chemical fuels are at the root of the high cost of most NASA approved current inter planetary travel platforms. Laser boosting of space crafts are a way about this problem If sails are used for travel to the asteroid belt and beyond with incident laser beams providing acceleration, prior to interstellar power, the problem of how to keep a constant laser power flux to the accelerating space craft necessitates a re thinking of where to place lasers, i.e. the Lagrange points of the Earth-Moon system, as well as batteries of lasers in the Lagrange points, for continual application of power for applying sail drives . The conclusion, as outlined by the author, is that major development of stable large scale lasers, far in excess of performances obtained for the MIRACL 3um laser are essential for any practical development work taking place.
Category: Classical Physics

[1] viXra:1001.0017 [pdf] submitted on 12 Jan 2010

Gravitation and Electromagnetism

Authors: Antoine Acke
Comments: 42 Pages.

We propose an explanation of gravitation and electromagnetism by introducing information as a new physical quantity. By defining it mathematically, the everyday meaning of the term "information" is narrowed to a physical concept that has a specific sense. We start from the idea that a material object manifests itself in space by emitting mass and energy less entities without geometrical dimensions, that rush away with the speed of light carrying information about the position and the velocity of the emitter. We call these entities "informatons" and show how they constitute the gravitational field of an object, and - if it is electrically charged - its electromagnetic field. We investigate the analogy gravitation-electromagnetism and the consequences for radiation and waves.
Category: Classical Physics