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The Fairness of the Ballistic Theory in Radar


Semikov, S. A.


Journal Reprints


Mechanics / Electrodynamics



Date Published:

October 2010




Ballistic Theory of Ritz (BTR), GPS, Venus Radar inconsistencies, Wallace, Hatch, rheon particles, De Sitter




Engineer Journal


Translated to English with Google Translate by Thomas E. Miles


People who first learned about the Ballistic Theory of Ritz (BTR) and the ballistic principle of adding the speed of light C to the speed V of its source (Fig. 1), are usually amazed how, instead of this classical rule, it is possible to apply in calculations the ridiculous postulate of the special theory of relativity (SRT) about independence of the speed of light? Without admitting that physicists can be wrong, many begin to believe that everyday experience confirms SRT. Indeed, in our time of high technologies and precision measurements, it would seem that one cannot miss the dependence of the speed of light on the movement of the source. So, it is believed that laser rangefinders (lidars), radars (radars), whose work is based on measuring the time of movement of electromagnetic signals, would be noticeably wrong, if the movement of the source affects the speed of light. But these devices work by accurately giving out distances to objects. Therefore, it is believed that the SRT is justified, and the BTR is rejected. The global navigation system (GPS and its domestic analogue, GLONASS) is often cited as an example, the modules for the use of which are now being built not only into portable navigators, but also into mobile phones. The reliable operation of this system, based on radar and the constancy of the speed of light, allegedly refutes the ballistic theory. In fact, the location measurements not only do not contradict the BTR, they confirm this harmonious theory...

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