Wikipedia suppresses the truth
Censorship by Wikipedia. Wikipedia Censorship
Suppression by Wikipedia. Wikipedia Suppression
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Contrast this with what happens with the Google search for “self resonant frequency”. There are 300,000 hits, or 100,000 for “self resonant frequency” + capacitor
In both cases, Wikipedia and also my web page http://www.ivorcatt.com/2603.htm figure in the first four hits.
Wikipedia nonchalantly discusses self resonant frequency, but my page says it doesn’t exist. All attempts by me to add a hyperlink from the Wikipedia page to my own are rapidly removed. The reasons given were that my page is “inflammatory”, “self serving” etc. However, the record of my attempts have now largely been removed.
26 January 2014. Now the Wikipedia page for “self resonant frequency” has been removed. This means that Wikipedia will no longer give any information about the self resonant frequency of an inductor, which does exist. Thus, to evade the problem that nearly everyione has been foolish all these years talking about the self resonant frequency of a capacitor, the is now no information in Wikipedia about the self resonant frequency of an inductor. However, Wikipedia does allow pages on thigs which do not exist, for instance witches.
In the “discussion” section of the Wikipedia entry, we can still see something by me;
1 Self Resonant Frequency
Today, the Wikipedia page on "self resonant frequency" is hit no. 1 out of 300,000 on Google. My pages are hits no. 2 ( http://www.ivorcatt.com/2603.htm ) , 5 and 13. Every time I add a sentence to the Wikipedia page, it is immediately removed. The record of these removals is [actually, was] in the "history" section of the Wikipedia page. Ivor Catt —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 16:10, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
In the “edit this page” section we see;
== A capacitor has no internal series inductance. ==
Today, the Wikipedia page on "self resonant frequency" is hit no. 1 out of 300,000 on Google. My pages are hits no. 2 ( http://www.ivorcatt.com/2603.htm ) , 5 and 13.
Every time I add a sentence to the Wikipedia page, it is immediately removed. The record of these removals is in the "history" section of the Wikipedia page.
Ivor Catt <span style="font-size: smaller;" class="autosigned">—Preceding [[Wikipedia:Signatures|unsigned]] comment added by [[Special:Contributions/22.214.171.124|126.96.36.199]] ([[User talk:188.8.131.52|talk]]) 16:10, 13 September 2009 (UTC)</span><!-- Template:UnsignedIP --> <!--Autosigned by SineBot-->
Until recently, there was a record of my attempt to add a sentence to Wikipedia, and their immediate removal. Now that record has been removed.
December 2012. Now the Wikipedia web page “self resonant frequency” has all been removed!
2 Displacement Current
Exactly the same pattern is repeated in the case of a Google search for “displacement current”.
Today, 16 February 2010, Wikipedia is hit no. 1. My major article is no. 2, and a lesser article of mine is hit no. 6. My article points to an obvious oversight in the traditional approach taken by Wikipedia. Any attempt to flag this up, by adding a note to Wikipedia, is promptly removed. Hidden in Wikipedia’s “Discussion” section is mention of Catt’s views.
The smoking gun. In Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Displacement_current we read; “Assuming a parallel plate capacitor with uniform electric field, and neglecting fringing effects around the edges of the plates, differentiation provides ....” But the adjacent diagram shows a current flowing. These two ideas are incompatible.
Energy does not enter a capacitor via electric current, but in a direction parallel to the capacitor plates, as shown in Figure 4 and 5 of http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/1_1.htm . If energy, or electric current, is entering a capacitor, the field in the capacitor cannot be uniform. Also see Bleaney, Fewkes and Yarwood. This misapprehension is entrenched.
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31 January 2010.
There are 130 Google hits for “ivor catt” + “self resonant frequency”
“Some interesting observations are made by Ivor Catt , where it is maintained that the vast majority of capacitor claims are false. His information on bypass caps (in particular) goes against all 'conventional logic', yet the simulation described above validates his theory. A couple of his more notable quotes are ...
Ivor is considered eccentric to many in the electrical/electronics fields (some may say that is an excessively generous description), but his data cannot be dismissed out of hand. Particularly when a simulation shows that a capacitor, even with series inductance, can supply the instantaneous demands of a switching circuit. This is despite that fact that the switching occurs at a frequency that is well above the 'self resonant' frequency of the capacitor.
Another of Ivor's contentious claims is that a capacitor is a transmission line. Based on the tests conducted (see ESL & ESR below), there is much to commend this model, even though it has been scoffed at by many who (in my opinion) should have been thinking more clearly.
23 March 2010
No mention of www.ivorcatt.com/2603.htm , hits 2 and 3, is allowed in the Wikipedia hit no. 1
Results 1 - 10 of about 408,000 for "self resonant frequency". (0.29 seconds)
A capacitor or inductor
behaves ideally only when its working frequency is well below the self-resonant
frequency. As its working frequency increases, ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-resonant_frequency - Cached - Similar
The so-called self
resonant frequency results from the inclusion of a capacitor's legs as
part of the component. The formula for self resonant frequency is ...
Google as well?
Google suppresses hits for “sir michael pepper”, but fails to suppress them for “pepper frs”.
The first hit for Catt on “Sir Michael Pepper” is now no. 77. The earlier hits have been removed.
As to “pepper frs”, most of the first 20 hits (October 2011) are still Catt on Pepper. That is, Google has not removed them. http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/2603d.htm . Will Google “tidy up” by removing them?
It gets murkier. What’s this? “Block all ivorcatt.com results” !!! (www.ivorcatt.com/2603.htm is no. 1 hit out of half a million or so for “self resonant frequency” + capacitor
30 Jun 2002 – I suggest you do a Google search for “capacitor self resonant frequency” to read today's culprits. IC 2011. Summary. Self-resonant frequency of ...
It appears that if you get too upset by Catt, Wikipedia will let you block all his www pages!