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Reframing Michelson-Morley

By: Thomas Lee Abshier, ND

o When light is projected into space, it travels through the ether, from Dipole to Dipole Particle at the characteristic speed of light for that medium, regardless of the speed of the generating platform.  

o But, in addition to this component of the light velocity vector, the platform will add its own velocity vector to the wave.  

o In other words, a photon generated and projected to transit across the ether wind will have two components of velocity.  

§ A component that travels at the speed of light of the local ether

§ A component that travels in the direction of the momentum of the generating platform.  

o Note: if the momentum of the platform is in the direction of the ether, then the photon will have more or less energy depending only on its velocity with respect to the ether frame.  It will appear to have more or less energy depending on the relative velocity of the target frame.  If the target is approaching, then the photon will appear to be more energetic than it would have appeared in the ether frame, and vice versa.

o A blue shift occurs between a photon transmitter-receiver pair which has an approaching velocity between them, and a red shift with a receding velocity.

o A resting velocity (zero, no movement, relative stationary) will produce no red or blue shift.  This result holds regardless of whether the transmitter-receiver pair are transiting through the ether wind, are on another frame and communicating across or with the ether wind, or at rest in that frame.

o A light beam aimed at a mirror will have the same transit time to and from the mirror regardless of the direction it is projected (across, against, with, or stationary to the ether wind).  

o The MMX has elements of angular momentum in its configuration.  The light is moving perpendicular to the ether wind, which reminds us to a degree of tangential motion.  

o The question we might ask, is whether this angular motion has any fundamental rule-impacting basis?  In response we might note that all angular momentum configurations have at their base a system with two particles in relationship to each other.  But, the angular relationship has no fundamental structural significance unless the two entities exert force upon each other.  In the case of the photon traveling across the ether wind, there is no force exerted on the photon other than the reflection off the mirror.  The reflecting mirror was traveling at the same velocity through the ether as the half silvered mirror.  Thus, the absorption and reemission of the photon provided no additional tangential moment to the velocity of the photon.  Had the reflecting mirror been moving at a different speed, as may be more relevant in our wingtip to wingtip airplane example, the computation would have been more complex to determine the firing angle which would have resulted in a return to source.  Since the mirror absorbs, and reemits the photon, it will necessarily add its own tangential velocity to the photon.  The details of its incident angle and relative velocity will determine the angle and timing that will produce the desired return location of the photon.  

§ (Note: as far as I know this experiment has not been done, and would be a test of the accuracy of the “tangential speed of light theory.”)   

o The tangential velocity of the photon does not violate the local speed of light requirement, it merely reflects the energy/momentum/velocity of the originating mass.  

o When two particles exchange and perceive photons, they do not experience a different frequency/energy photon if they are at rest with each other, but if there is a velocity between them, they will experience a red (less energy/receding), or a bluer photon (more energy/approaching).  

o In the case of a blue shift, the additional energy perceived by the receiver was supplied by the velocity of the transmitter or receiver, depending on who was actually moving with respect to the absolute frame.  The receiver will always declare that the transmitter is moving forward or away, because the receiver perceives himself as stationary.  But, in actuality the commerce of energy is negotiated on the trading floor of the ether frame.

§ The most common example of a red and blue shift is in astronomy.  A star with an approaching velocity will add its velocity energy to the energy of the orbital shell drop, thus releasing a photon which has a higher frequency, causing it to appear more blue.  

§ The same situation could be examined from the frame of the observer, assuming that he is traveling toward the stationary source.   In this case the added energy of the observer’s frame adds energy to the incoming photon and causes it to appear more blue.

§ In actuality, the ether frame (The Absolute Rest Frame) is the foundational structural level that carries the photon.  The direction of motion of the emitter frame in relation to the ether frame causes the photon to be released with a greater or lesser energy than would be produced by an emitter at rest in the ether frame.  Going into the wind, an emitter produces a photon with greater energy, and emitting a photon in the direction of the trailing edge produces a photon of lesser energy.  

§ But, this effect is invisible since the target material, the photon detector, will necessarily be in an exactly complementary orientation to the ether wind so as to negate the energy signature imprinted on the photon when it was emitted.  For example: a detector traveling into the ether wind will necessarily receive a photon emitted from the trailing edge of an emitter.  As a result, no experiment done inside this system can reveal the fact that the direction of emission influences the energy of the emitted photon.

§ Because of the complementary addition and subtraction of the same amount of energy to the photon, an emitter-detector pair will always record the same energy photon when at rest; and the relative velocity between the two will likewise follow the same rules of predictability.

§ Thus, the direction the ether wind blows is irrelevant to the scientist in the laboratory frame as it does not affect the results of the experiment.  Thus, the apparent validity of the Theory of Relativity.