The Ray and the Beam
My ideas about the important distinction between ray and beam appears to have got very low acceptance. One commentator stated that he ignored this distinction as not important. Perhaps he did not understand my points. Maybe I was not clear enough. So, I try again.
The wave motion c is an oscillation (time dependent) and the ether wind v(r) is constant (time independent) local condition. This difference is important and we must remember this, although we sometimes can apply addition to these two concepts. The wave vector c represents a process (behavior) that is moving and the ether wind v(r) is a local and constant condition. The ether wind due to the rotation of our planet is also one million times smaller than light speed, although, in some figures, it is represented as equal to light speed.
When we place a mirror in space it has no effect at all on the ether wind, but implies strong boundary conditions on the light waves. This fact is relevant for a MMX type interferometer or other kinds of cavities. This is also relevant for reflectors or refractors in telescopes. Therefor, in a cavity light finds the way between mirrors that consumes the least amount of time, so that standing waves always have wave fronts parallel to mirrors. Another way to see this is to regard the fact that a motion of test equipment, falling inside the plane of the mirrors, causes no reason for light to change behavior. In a telescope plane wave fronts are transformed into a point for detection, and the system therefore detects wave front orientations based on phase detection. Ether wind inside the wave fronts can therefore not be detected and are not relevant. In these kinds of coherent systems transverse ether wind is irrelevant and relevant model for light motion becomes c(1+v.cosA/c). A is angle between c and v. We have no information about motion inside the wave fronts. Apparent motion is the ray direction.
Information needed for detecting transverse motion can sometimes be added by modulating light intensity into a narrow beam so that we can detect beam direction based on amplitude. In this case we can see the real direction of light and in this case relevant model for light motion is the vector sum c+v(r).
Not regarding this distinction means that we, in most optical experiments, have used the beam direction (c+v) instead of ray direction (c). We have not discovered why stellar aberration cannot detect an ether wind, not that there is no effect of ether wind in transverse arm in MMX, not that the light clock does not support time dilation. So the Lorentz factor must be abolished and effect in MMX longitudinal (Lorentz factor squared) arm can be compensated by 2-way speed of light and cannot even detect the 2-way effect of the rotation of our planet. However, this motion has been detected as a 1-way effect in the GPS system, by the Sagnac correction.
We do not need the Lorentz transform and not elastic properties in space and in time. The GPS system proves spherical symmetry in the ether wind and a falling ether can also explain gravity, as explained by this author in Galilean Electrodynamics 1999. A falling ether can also explain the Poineer anomaly and the fly-day anomalies.
At least one CNPS member has pronounced support for my ideas, namely Professor Hartwig Thim in Linz.
Regards from _______________ John-Erik