1. Did you know that the true nature of
light has never been determined? Thomas Young, along with Arago and
Fresnel,showed that a light beam, separated by a calcite prism, produces
no interference fringes, only uniform illumination.Therefore the light waves
must be transverse, with the planes of vibration at right angles
to each other. This was discovered in 1817, yet even today light is thought
to propagate as a longitudinal wave. Antenna radiation is also transverse,
and the true shape of the wavefront of an electromagnetic wave is described
on the waves page.
2. Max Planck's famousquantum
radiation theory was based on Rayleigh's radiation equation
and the assertion that tiny, discrete random energy exchanges occur between
atoms, which he assumed to be "oscillators". The energy change
(photon) is equal to the quantity hf, where f is
the frequency and h is Planck's constant. He claimed that
the energy lost radiates in the form of an electromagnetic wave.
Einstein, in a later experiment of the "photoelectric effect"
in which electrons are liberated from a metal surface, concluded that light
radiates in the form of particles that he called "photons".
The exact shape of a photon is yet to be measured, but it behaves sometimes
as a particle and sometimes as a wave. Today's physicists simply say that
light has "dual wave-particle" properties, without giving any reason for
the effect. To truly understand electromagnetic radiation, see "The
Secret of Gravity" page.
3. The secret of gravity has never before
been solved. Dr. Vlasak, an electronic engineer with many years of experience,
claims that gravity is an electromagnetic effect produced by Coulomb
forces . He argues that the universe is believed to be about 80%
hydrogen, and the hydrogen atom consists of but two electrical particles:
an electron and a proton. The electron revolves around the proton in a path,
similar to the electrons in a conductor. Although the two charges are said
to "cancel" because they are equal and opposite, the Coulomb force fields
surrounding the atom are not quite symmetrical, producing an infinitesimal
attractive force (gravitational force) between two atoms. When the
two approach one another, a negative force begins to counteract the positive
force, thus eventually reaching a stable state. He has written three books
on this subject (see Books).