Even More on Censorship
Ivor Catt 5 July 2007
This is ongoing research, and I need to do more work on it. This is a preliminary report. It covers two aspects of the present crisis. I learned more on both during my trip to a College Reunion last Tuesday. I spent some time In Cambridge University Library, and more time in Trinity College library, where I gained the following.
"Presented to Trinity College, Cambridge library by Professor K F Sander, Ph. D., T.C.C., October 1986;
"Transmission and propagation of electromagnetic waves, 2nd edn., by K F Sander, Professor of Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, and G. A. L. Reed, Lecturer in Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol. pub. Cambridge Univ. Press 1978/1986.
Mr. X (name somewhere in my files) came from a Company near Gatwick to the seminar given by Catt et al. Later he migrated from industry to academia, and became Dr. X. Some-time later he became responsible for inviting luminaries to come as Guest Speaker to his University on Wednesday afternoons. He invited me. He later told me that his Professor, Professor K F Sander, told him; "That's embarrassing, because I denied Catt his further degree [on the basis of published work]." I duly went to Britsol, see Note 1 below.
Indeed, when I put up my £30 or so and asked for a further degree (on the basis of achievement and publications), I was interviewed by a man from my own faculty, the Cambridge Faculty of Engineering, Cambridge, plus an "outsider", a Professor from far away Bristol, Professor K F Sander.
Only last Tuesday, 30 years later, I discovered that he was not an outsider at all. Only then did I stumble on his book, which obviously sank without trace, except for the copy he presented to his own College, Trinity College, Cambridge, where he gained his first degree and his Ph. D. The denial of a further degree to me was an inside job!
The reason for Sander's embarrassment is that all in academia have no grasp of the insights gained by us in hi technology industry pioneering high speed logic interconnections. No wonder Dr X had to migrate again, out of academia, into something like CERN. He had really rocked the Trinity/Cambridge Eng/Bristol radio-based (sinusoidal, resonant, steady state) theory by threatening to impose the digital experience; the advances in electromagnetism after 1960.
Note 1. When I arrived in Bristol, the University's big lecture room was packed. Dr. X told me that Sander was in the front row!! He did not approach me. My approach to electromagnetism is "via the transmission of electromagnetic waves" .
The real embarrassment is that the 1986 second edition of his book "Transmission and propagation of electromagnetic waves" takes no advantage whatsoever of my 1979 Macmillan book "Digital Hardware Design" or my IEEE papers, or any of the other material which he should have read when deciding whether to grant me a further degree.
Our seminars, which Dr (then Mr.) X had attended date from 1977 to 1987., and the course notes where later assembled into the Macmillan book . It is many years later that Dr. X transferred from industry near Gatwick to academia in Bristol, and only some years later that he had the power to invite me to lecture. Presumably the problem is that I lectured to all of Sander's students on electromagnetism, the subject of his book. He did not ask any questions. As my 1979 book says on p3, "There is no need to allow ourselves to be surrounded by a fog of complex inappropriate mathematics, .... ", which accurately describes Sander's book
It is not that Sander felt insulted. The truth is that all of those controlling academia worldwide, all learned journals, all popular journals, are incapable of seeing, or grasping, electromagnetic theory except through the grossly distorting lens of complex mathematics , most of it totally inappropriate .
The second item pursued by me in Trinity on Tuesday was the following;
John David Jackson, "Classical Electrodynamics", 3rd Ed., pub. Wiley 1999.
Transverse electromagnetic (TEM) waves, 358
absence of in hollow wave guides, 358
p358 bristles with omega. Then; "Before considering the kinds of field that can exist inside a hollow cylinder, we take note of a degenerate or special type of solution, called transverse electromagnetic (TEM) wave. [The word “degenerate” is not in the version of the book at http://www.fulviofrisone.com/attachments/article/475/Jackson%20J%20D%20Classical%20Electrodynamics%20(Wiley,%201962)(T)(656S).pdf . Did he later get rid of any trace of digital electronics? – Ivor Catt, 29.5.2021]
This solution has only field components transverse to the direction of propagation. .... .... This means E(TEM) is a solution of an electrostatic problem in two dimensions. There are three main consequences. The first is that axial wave number is .... The second consequence is that the magnetic field is B(TEM) = +/- sr rt (permebility x permittivity) z^ x E(TEM)for waves propagating as e +/-ikz .... .... The final consequence is that the TEM mode cannot exist in a single, hollow, cylindrical conductor of infinite conductivity .... .... An important property of the TEM mode is the absence of a cutoff frequency. The wave number (8.27) is real for all omegas .... ...."
Written by Jackson in 1962 preface;
"Classical electromagnetic theory, together with classical and quantum mechanics, forms the core of present-day theoretical training for undergraduate and graduate physicists. A thorough grounding in these subjects is a requirement for more advanced specialized training ....
pxii .... The special theory of relativity had its origins in classical electrodynamics. And even after almost 60 years, classical electrodynamics still impresses and delights as a beautiful example of the covariance of physical laws under Lorenz transformations ...." - JDJ 1962
Jackson p27; Gauss's Law clearly stated.