October 21, 2023
physics, speed of light, Monte Carlo, regression, analysis.
For decades, the temporal constancy of the speed of light, c, has been a subject of controversy and debate. Proponents for what is called c variance (in this paper “c variance” means change in c – not the statistical meaning) have been greatly resisted by mainstream science. The purpose of the current paper is to raise the subject again and promote an environment that is conducive to reaching a fair assessment of the vast historic data, such as that uncovered by Setterfield  in the 1980’s. By applying Monte Carlo analysis techniques to selected data, I was able to develop a set of possible functions with which to model variation of c over time. As to the cause and atomic effect of variations in c, the reader is referred to a paper highlighting previous work I have done in this area .