Classical Physics

1105 Submissions

[5] viXra:1105.0034 [pdf] replaced on 2014-02-11 08:37:48

Matter and Mass

Authors: Nainan K. Varghese
Comments: 7 Pages. Published in General Science Journal

Matter is the only substance that can provide objective existence in space and physical reality to an entity. All real entities are made of matter. Due to lack of a reference, we have no measuring scale to determine matter-contents of real objects. Instead one attribute of matter, mass, represents matter-contents of material objects. Mass, used for this purpose, is itself is often bifurcated into inertial mass, gravitational mass, etc. Inertial mass is measure of inertia, a property attributed to 3D matter-bodies. Gravitational mass is derived from magnitude of gravitational attraction, experienced by a macro body. However, importance accorded to mass (in place of matter-content of an object) caused matter to be regarded as an unnecessary entity even for existence of material bodies and encouraged developments of exotic theories and mysterious particles. Devising a logical measurement scale can help restore glory to matter, rightly due to it, as the only substance that can provide existence to all real objects.
Category: Classical Physics

[4] viXra:1105.0030 [pdf] replaced on 25 May 2011

A Laboratory Experiment for Testing Space-Time Isotropy

Authors: S. Sarg Sargoytchev, B. M. Quine
Comments: 12 pages

We describe a simple experiment to validate the principle of light isotropy. The method is based on measurement of the ratio between refractive indices of two different optical media by using a collimated beam. The method exploits the speed-of-light dependence of light propagating at an angle across optical interfaces. The experiment provides a means to test for light anisotropy with respect to a preferred reference frame, for example, determined from measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy. Presently, the operational management of the GPS system applies corrections indicating the existence of a universal clock. Other researchers have identified evidence of altitude dependence for the speed-of-light and other speed variation effects. These phenomena do not fully comply with the definition of the inertial frame according to Special Relativity. Previous tests of the speed of light may be categorized into one-way or two-way dependency tests. Two-way tests, such as Michelson and Morley's original experiment average a round trip velocity and, consequently, can only provide limited bounds for some anisotropic effects. One-way tests, such as the experiment described here, measuring the speed of light in a single direction may be designed with significantly increased sensitivity to time-dependent variations in light propagation. They may also be designed to be resilient to clock and wavelength variation errors. Our preliminary results indicate a time-dependent variation of the speed of light that is not correlated with CMB anisotropy but is consistent with anisotropy reported by other investigators. The identification of an absolute or preferred reference frame would provide new experimental evidence that may constrain theories that seek to unify gravity with the other fundamental forces or improve the standard model.
Category: Classical Physics

[3] viXra:1105.0015 [pdf] submitted on 11 May 2011

On Time :Trying to go Beyond Endless Confusions ... Comment on the Paper Arxiv:0903.3489

Authors: Elemér E Rosinger
Comments: 8 pages.

It is mentioned that in physics, much like in everyday life, we are vitally interested in certain abstract concepts, such as, geometry, number, time, or for that matter, monetary value. And contrary to usual views, we can never ever really know what such abstract concepts are. Instead, all that we may know are specific models of such concepts. This state of affairs has direct relevance upon the long ongoing disputes related to time in physics. In particular, the paper indicates the exaggeration in claims according to which \time as an independent concept has no place in physics".
Category: Classical Physics

[2] viXra:1105.0014 [pdf] submitted on 11 May 2011

Theoretical and Experimental Research on Field Propulsion Using the Developments of the BSM-Supergravitation Unified Theory

Authors: Stoyan Sarg
Comments: 4 pages, Included in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Natural Philosophy Alliance, v. 7, 485-488, 23-26 June, 2010 at California State University, Long Beach, California

The Basic Structures of Matter - Supergravitation Unified Theory (BSM-SG) is based on an alternative space concept. The developed models provide a vision for the possible material structure of the elementary particles and the superfine structure of the physical vacuum called the Cosmic Lattice (CL). The properties of the CL elementary node and its interaction with the elementary particles give clues to the connection between gravity and inertia on one side and the electric and magnetic fields on the other. Mass appears to be not equivalent to matter but its measurable parameter, so it could be changed by proper modulation of the parameters of the physical vacuum. BSM-SG predicts an unique gravito-inertial effect which was verified by experiments and was called Stimulated Anomalous Reaction of Gravity (SARG). It is activated by a Heterodyne Resonance Method invoking Quantum Mechanical interactions between oscillating ion-electron pairs and the space-time continuum.
Category: Classical Physics

[1] viXra:1105.0004 [pdf] replaced on 20 May 2011

Estimation of the Required Height of Seawall for Protection from Tsunami

Authors: Sergey V. Ershkov
Comments: 6 pages.

Here is presented an estimating range of heights of tsunami which is assumed to attack the coast after earthquake or something else. The height of tsunami is proved to be not less than 20 meters. For the reason above, required height of seawall for protection from Tsunami should be not less than 25 meters. If tsunami overcome some suddenly rising the line of coast's profile, such a giant wave is proved to decrease a velocity, as well as suddenly increase height. It so called gradient catastrophe in regard to the proper components of tsunami velocity (shock wave).
Category: Classical Physics