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The Pound-Rebka Experiment: An Analysis of the Gravitational Effect on the Frequency of Light

Author:

Faraj, A. A.

Category:

Research Papers

Sub-Category:

Gravity

Language:

English

Date Published:

October 23, 2017

Downloads:

99

Keywords:

Gravitational redshift; weight of light; acceleration; constant speed of light; Einstein's elevator; ballistic speed of light; Pound-Rebka Experiment; gamma rays; equivalence principle; particle beams; uniform gravitational fields.

Abstract:

The main objective, in the present investigation, is to calculate the theoretical predictions concerning the effects of gravitational fields, on rising and falling electromagnetic radiation, in accordance with the assumption of constant speed of light, on the basis of which the speed of light is independent of the speed of the light source, as well as in accordance with the assumption of ballistic speed of light, on the basis of which the speed of light is dependent upon the speed of the light source, respectively; and to finally compare the numerical results of the computed predictions to the reported result of the Pound-Rebka Experiment.

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