Mechanics / Electrodynamics
Ritz effect, Newton's corpuscular theory of light, MMX, aberration of starlight, Fizeau, Sagnac, Comstock, Gutnik and Freundlich, Barr effect, light pressure force, Fox
REPORT: At the XVII conference on radiophysics, UNN
Translated to English with Google Translate by Thomas E. Miles
The ballistic theory, put forward by Walter Ritz in 1908, goes back to Newton's corpuscular theory of light and asserts that relative to the source, light is emitted at the standard speed c, and relative to the system in which the source moves with speed V, the speed of light is equal to the vector sum c+V. This theory explained the aberration of starlight, the experiments of Michelson, Fizeau and Sagnac. Late experiments, including the analysis of binary stars [1, 2], do not contradict it.