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Emission, propagation, and reflection of light as mechanical phenomena in inertial frames-Rev1


Dambi, Filip


Research Papers


Mechanics / Electrodynamics



Date Published:

October 25, 2021




Kinematics of Balls; Elastic Collision Ball-Wall; Geometrical Optics; Speed of Light; Emission of Light; Propagation of Light; Reflection of Light.


The kinematics of balls with mass in the inertial frames is like that in the frame at absolute rest. Practical examples of balls with mass studied at the limit when their mass is zero indicate that the kinematics of massless balls is like that of balls with mass. Light as a wave or particle is a mass-less entity. Therefore, it is natural to apply the kinematics behavior of the massless balls to light in its interactions with matter during the phenomena of emission and reflection. Thus, the kinematics of light depends on its kinetics of electromagnetic nature and by its mechanical interactions of emission and reflection with the matter. Light behaves in the inertial frames like in the frame at absolute rest, and the speed of light is the constant in the inertial frames in which the source and mirror are at rest. The terrestrial experiments with light cannot prove the motion of Earth. This study explains the result of the experiment performed at CERN, Geneva, in 1964. Including the massless balls within Newtonian mechanics, the emission, propagation, and reflection of light can be considered mechanical phenomena.


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