All theories that invoke the aether as a physical phenomenon centre around the fact that vacuum space has a number of properties that are hard to explain without the existence of a medium. If vacuum space is a void, how is it possible for objects to attract or repel each other through magnetism, gravity and the electric force? How can light have wave-like properties if there’s no medium?
Vacuum space can produce photons and neutrinos. Given a sufficiently strong electric field, vacuum space becomes a conductor. In addition to photons and neutrinos, we get electrons and positrons. Far from being a void, vacuum space appears to be the source of all things and all forces.
The theory presented in this book models the aether as a mix of low energy photons and neutrinos. We come to the early conclusion that aether and space are interchangeable concepts. We also find a way to unite relativity and quantum physics.
Each chapter builds on every previous chapter. However, the impatient reader may nevertheless want to jump around and home in on particular phenomena of interest. If so, here’s where various topics are discussed and explained in terms of the theory presented in this book:
- Fundamentals: distance, time, dimensions, space, particle quanta, quantum entanglement
- Four stable particles: electron, proton, neutrino, photon, free neutron decay, energy, nuclear strong force, nuclear weak force
- The aether: composition of the aether, reference frames, pilot waves, double slit experiment, energies and vibrations, the speed of light
- Optics: reflection, polarization, refraction, diffraction
- Inertial matter: electron-positron pair production, life cycle of protons, minimum sizes and uncertainties
- Kinetics: energy transfers, time and inertia, kinetic energy, potential energy, pilot waves as memory, the arrow of time, Newton’s cradle, angular acceleration, free-falling objects, speed limit of inertial matter, relative motion and light
- Electron orbits: resonant electron orbits, energy transfers, chemical bonds
- The electric force: force communicated by the aether, Coulomb’s law, electric conditions in and around the atomic nucleus
- Gravity: gravity as an imbalance in the electric force, gravity and capacitance, gravity and light, the Mercury anomaly
- Magnetism: electric currents, Ampère’s right-hand grip rule, the structured photon, ferro-fluids, the Faraday effect, magnetic force, twist of currents
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