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11 Maxwell’s aether

Monday, June 7th, 2010

While there are a great many problems in modern physics, it is only useful to highlight them if we are to attempt to do better, and this is our task over the next few chapters. We will find Maxwell’s work on electromagnetism a useful place to start. We have already exposed the problems in his analysis, and we will attempt to clarify these further and then be exceptionally bold in daring to suggest some minor ‘corrections’ to his reasoning, with major implications.

In the wake of Maxwell’s failure, there were attempts to incorporate his rotational arguments into a solid or jelly-like aether. These failed, and so we will hope to do better by looking at it from the other perspective, that of a fluidic medium. (more…)