### Propagation of Spherical Electromagnetic Waves in Different Inertial Frames; an Alternative to the Lorentz Transformation

**Authors:** Teimuraz Bregadze

**Comments:** recovered from sciprint.org

The application of the Lorentz transformation, which assumes planar character of electromagnetic
waves, to the points of the front of a spherical electromagnetic wave gives a distorted picture of the
physical reality. The expressions of Doppler effect and aberration, as well as the transformation law of
the wave fronts for spherical electromagnetic waves, essentially different from those for planar
electromagnetic waves, are obtained. Some consequences are discussed. Particularly, the necessity of
introduction of the “natural” units of length (changing in the same way as the lengths of
electromagnetic waves) for measuring distances from moving points to the fronts of electromagnetic
waves, as well as of the “real” distance covered by a moving point relative to a stationary point
containing the number of electromagnetic waves which is equal to the difference in the numbers of
waves contained between the front of an electromagnetic wave and the stationary and moving points
respectively. A revised equation for the addition of velocities is also obtained.

**Category:** Relativity and Cosmology