The Light Ray and the Sun
In my earlier post I presented an alternative to Einstein’s statement that gravitational potential divided by gives dc/c. My alternative states that – instead gives , with equal to potential of gravity and with c2 as the two-way speed of light, thereby introducing an ether wind, v, blowing in radial direction. It seems to me that Einstein, as usual, got the right answer by wrong arguments. However, this seems to be true only in radial direction.
Mainstream is wrong
The equation above gives a value for light speed on our planet that is -0.2m/s in relation to the value in free space. This small difference can be neglected, but not inside our planetary system. A space station leaving our planet will see a change (due to gravitational potential from our sun) increased to about . This means -3.8m/s. Logic demands this, but it is easier to accept this for an ether model by a vector than for the assumption of a scalar potential.
This looks like an error done by mainstream physicists. However, this error is not easy to see since light speed, and indicated range are both changed, and the space ship has used the rockets. Between 20 and 70AU communication has worked but not rockets and therefore we have a possibility to observe a small change of 1.6Hz in the carrier frequency of . This was demonstrated by this author in 2013 in an article called The Pioneer Anomaly and the Ether Wind. This effect, in radial direction is the same for the ether model as for Einstein’s model.
Einstein was wrong
The fact that small gravity effect from our planet can hide a larger effect from our sun appears to be more reasonable in light of the ether model than due to the etherless model.
Another method to discriminate between the two models is to regard the effect of light bending near our sun. The effect due to Einstein’s model has been studied by Akinbo Ojo in an article called The Velocity of Light in Flat Space-time. He has demonstrated that light is first decelerated and later accelerated. The effect due to the ether model has been studied by this author in an article from 2011 called Illusions and Reality in Relativity. This article concludes that light is first accelerated and later decelerated. Therefore, the two articles give effects of opposite sign. Since the ether model is in agreement to observations we therefore have a very certain indication that the ether model is the correct model. Einstein was wrong on this point.
In comparison between the two models we conclude:
The bending of light near our sun demonstrates clearly that the ether model is the correct model.
A satellite in circular orbit demonstrates that tangential motion can compensate radial ether wind of the same magnitude.
The Pioneer anomaly cannot help us in relation to the comparison between the two models, but indicates that the approximation of c can be larger than 0.2m/s.
The article by Akinbo Ojo is available here.