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Radio Waves – Part I


Dinu, Ionel


Research Papers


Mechanics / Electrodynamics



Date Published:

May 14, 2013






This article is about radio waves. In it, the author tries to show that the present understanding of the nature of radio waves is erroneous because it is based on a false method of theoretical investigation that leads to ideas unsupported by experimental facts. The production of radio waves is unquestionably due to large currents surging back and forth along a metallic conductor, called antenna. These electric currents give rise to magnetic fields in the space around the antenna. In the overwhelming majority of cases the currents oscillating in the antenna are produced by other electric currents. The author has no knowledge of any instance in which the currents in the antenna, or the radio waves themselves, are produced by varying voltages. These facts describe the circumstances in which radio waves are produced, but do not say anything specifically about how these waves are generated from these original causes and what is that which is waving when radio waves are said to travel through space. Present day physics tries to answer the above questions by making some wild guesses. To the ‘what is waving’ question the answer it gives is ‘changing electric and magnetic fields that propagate on their own in space away from the antenna’. To make the whole view consistent, the question ‘how are these waves generated’ is answered ‘these fields induce (create) each other’ and travel on their own as waves. ...

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