Posts Tagged ‘pressure of radiation’

22 Attraction

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Noise is also potentially the key to gravitational effects. We are all familiar with our inability to fly or float in the air. The clearest indication that wave noise might be the mechanism for all gravitational effects comes, not from the effect of gravity on matter, but on light. Light bends as it passes the Sun, and this is a gravitational effect and well studied. It is another indication that calling light ‘electromagnetic’ may be inappropriate.

This is a mathematically simple phenomenon and sometimes referred to as gravitational refraction. It is well known to be equivalent to a rather non-relativistic suggestion, that the speed of light is dependent on its gravitational environment, with light moving slower in a stronger gravitational field. (more…)