Guide to the Index




Guide to the Index

[14.12.12 Now see a better index .]

[Written some years ago.]

The problem over presenting my electromagnetic theory is that there will be a number of very different readers, or students. The other problem is that my work in electromagnetic theory has been fraught with political problems, of battling with censors.When under pressure, the censors can be expected to attack, and so for many years I have tailored my writing so as to minimise the damage from attack Of course, many important classes of readers only want my electromagnetic theory, not the politics between me and the Science Establishment. A further problem is that my ultimate theory, "Theory C", is so revolutionsry, and therefore so frightening or incredible, that I try to avoid it from warning off potential allies in my less revolutionary work, like for instance the Contrapuntal, or Catt, model for a charged capacitor.

What I need to do is to outline a schedule of reading for each type of reader. This will take a long time, and so this web page will increase with time.

Newcomer to my Theory

First try hard to grasp "The TEM Wave", or "Transverse Electromagnetic Wave", on which my theories rest. Start with a beam of monochromatic light. If you observe monochromatic light, it is reasonably true to say that as it comes towards you, you receive a sinusoidally altering energy, which varies periodically between high energy and zero energy. Further, each batch of energy is of the opposite polarity to its predecessor and to its follower. Each batch is half the length of one wavelength. It has two lateral dimensions, called the E (electric) field and the H (magnetic) field. The amplitude of these fields gives the magnitude of the amount of energy arriving in each half cycle, which is indicated by the product of E and H.

Contrary to the general view, the electric field and the magnetic field of such a travelling sine wave are in fixed ratio, and the one does not morph into the other. Rather, they coexist, with a defined amplitude ratio between them, travelling unchanged at the speed of light.

The frequency of light is very high indeed, and the wavelength very small, so it is difficult to study. However, the logic signal from one logic gate to the next is the same as light, but is not subject to very rapid fluctuation like light. My theories start with a TEM Wave which is the same as light except that I specialise in a wave which is guided by two conductors, the easiest guiding conductors to visualise being the inner and outer conductors of a coaxial cable, where the "light" signal is kept within them. It is a step, or pulse, not a sine wave. It is the signal which travels from one high speed logic gate to the next. If the first logic gate changes from outputting a zero to a one, this may be represented by a voltage step from 0v to +5v, with a steady voltage before and after the step.

A curious feature of the TEM Wave is that it is not understood by college lecturers, or even by text book writers. In particular, it is not grasped by Sir Michael Pepper , knighted for services to physics, or by Nobel Prizewinner Brian Josephson of the Josephson Junction . They are locked into an incorrect version of the TEM Wave, called by me "The Rolling Wave" which is the version of most academics. The true version of the TEM Wave is "The Heaviside Signal" , an unchanging slab of energy which travels forward at the speed of light, keeping all its characteristics unchanged. It is represented in Figures 2, 4 and 5 in my book.

Reader skilled in the Art

Go to "Electromagnetism 1" , which rapidly moves to consideration from first principles of the TEM Wave guided by two conductors, Figures 4 and 5 of "Battery and Resistor. Initial State."

Analysis of conventional theory

"Maxwell's Equations Revisited"

"The Hidden Message in Maxwell's Equations"

"The history of Maxwell's Equations"

A difficulty in Electromagnetic Theory

The TEM Wave; A Lost Concept ; 2


Letter to those responsible for Electromagnetic Theory

Power versus Scholarship in Cambridge

The Diagonal

Censorship. Discussion

Thw historian's view of Theory C

The Crime of Galileo

The Defence of Classical Electromagnetism

New Scientist

Portrait of a Drivelmaster

McEwan's Snow Job

The Conquest of Truth

In Praise of Academics

The Defence of Classical Electromagnetism

The Wave

Ivor Catt and the Science Establishment

This is discussed up to 2001 in the "Animation" and the book "The Catt Anomaly" , now called "The Catt Question". Later developments involve Lord Rees , President of The Royal Society.