Professor Walter H G Lewin
In his lecture, at 3 minutes into the lecture, Lewin shows the illegal current spreading out across the capacitor plate. At 11 minutes 20, the illegal sideways current has disappeared.
If any professor mentions this current, he loses his job. "Modern Physics" is dogma, not science. Lewin mentioned it, but glossed it over. He was later disgraced for other reasons.
Ivor Catt 23 December 20167
Dear Professor Walter H G Lewin,
In your MIT lecture 18 at http://videolectures.net/mit802s02_lewin_lec18/ [at 5 minutes into it] you drew lines showing electric current spreading out over the capacitor plate. That is, you mentioned that electric current flows across the capacitor plate, at right angles to the main flow. However, this was just in passing, and you did not discuss the magnetic field which must result in the horizontal direction, using Ampere's Law, or its effect on the use of Kirchhoff's First Law at the entry point into the capacitor - see Wikipedia; "At any point in an electrical circuit that does not represent a capacitor plate, the sum of currents flowing towards that point is equal to the sum of currents flowing away from that point.".
This lateral flow of electric current had been overlooked for over a century, until I pointed it out in 1978 at http://www.ivorcatt.org/icrwiworld78dec1.htm
. Please comment on the implications of this current as discussed by me in 1978. I also treat it at http://www.ivorcatt.com/411.htm
In your lecture, you drew parallel lines indicating that the electric field in the capacitor is uniform. http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/3615.htm
http://www.ivorcatt.org/icz014.htm . Please comment on my comments here.
Ivor Catt.14 May 2009 21:05
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Kirchhoff's current rule does not apply for a given point on the capacitor
plates. At one point in time charges can be flowing to a point and at another
point in time charge can be flowing away from that point.
I'm afraid not.
Ivor Catt. 14 May 2009 21.52
28 May 2009
Dear Professor Lewin,
. Please comment on my comments here.
Dear Professor Lewin,
I look forward to your reply to my second email, dated 28 May 2009
Ivor Catt 9 June 2009
4 January 2010. Still no reply. But on the www it says that he replies to all his emails. His Wikipedia entry says; “Lewin personally responded to hundreds of e-mail requests that he received per year from UWTV viewers”. – Ivor Catt.