Letters http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x84h.pdf
(Also by letter)
Professor
GianLuca Oppo,
Univserity of Strathclyde,
16
Richmond St, Glasgow G1 1XQ
“The genius of James Clerk Maxwell, the man who made equations speak”. – Professor GianLuca Oppo, Strathclyde.
Please, Professor Oppo, tell us what Maxwell’s
Equations tell us about a signal travelling down a USB cable from your computer
to your printer (or how a battery lights a lamp).
Does the negative charge appearing on the surface of the bottom
conductor come from the battery, or up from inside the conductor? http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/cattq.htm
 Ivor Catt, 15 April 2018
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/oppo3.htm
Periodically I will add to this www
page.
The original will be at http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/oppo1.htm
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x81hmax.htm
For the information
of the staff of the University of Strathclyde.
“Here is an
incontrovertible fact: We're at the
international forefront of modern physics. We're making major contributions
to fundamental science, and we're having an exceptional impact on industry. Based on
the REF 2014 GPA
Scores, Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as number one in the UK for
physics research. Please encourage Professor Oppo to keep Strathclyde ahead by commenting on cattq. Then came Professor Oppo’s lecture; “The genius of James Clerk Maxwell, the
man who made equations speak”. http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/Oppo_complete.pdf I had asked Oppo to read and comment on my first two articles on
Maxwell’s Equations before his lecture. http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x18j73.pdf ; http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x18j184.pdf . In the event three people had
attacked him for threatening me with legal action. http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x831van.htm
. This encouraged him to write what I call six pages, http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/Oppo_complete.pdf
, after his lecture. (The second longest suicide note in history.) In his six pages, he made the
mistake of writing (p5); “There is no ‘Catt’s anomaly’, just scientifically poor mathematical
and physical statements.” But “The Catt Question”, http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/cattq.htm
, misnamed by Oppo, has nothing to do with
Maxwell’s Equations. Clearly Oppo had only read the
misleading articles with that title, “Catt’s anomaly”. Now, as “number one in the UK for physics research”, it is necessary for Oppo to comment on
“The Catt Question”. Today there are contradictory answers to “The Catt
Question”, or cattq. It is necessary for those who
are “number one in the UK for physics research”, Strathclyde, to put the matter straight. Historically, there were two
contradictory “answers” to cattq, southerner and
westerner. This anomaly led to the book “The Catt Anomaly” http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/28anom.htm
, telling us that accredited experts contradicted each other on fundamentals.
Twenty years later this anomaly was retitled “The Catt Question”. This asked
for clarification of classical electromagnetism, and did not assert that
there was something fundamentally wrong. There was no comment by any
accredited expert for 30 years http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x6611.htm
. Then, in a “publish or perish” exercise to get past peer review, three
Italian professors in Florence recently misnamed it “Catt’s anomaly”, and
said cattq asserted that there was something wrong
with theory. http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x54c.pdf
, ignoring their own advice; http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x6611.htm
. What is wrong is, not classical
theory, but that it is stated in contradictory ways, southerner and
westerner. http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x6761.htm “The Catt Question was first
broached in 1981, a third of a century ago. http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x18j86.pdf
pp95,96. It is important that this fundamental
feature of classical electromagnetism be resolved by number one in the UK for physics research. Since Professor Oppo introduced “The Catt
Question” – “There is no Catt’s anomaly”, you will agree
that it would be very wrong for him to make no comment on it. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ The above, “number one in the UK for physics research”, makes Strathclyde well worth my time. For 30 years, no “expert” in
the world has made written comment on the first two of my articles on
Maxwell’s Equations. Then came Professor Oppo’s lecture; “The genius of James Clerk Maxwell, the
man who made equations speak”. http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/Oppo_complete.pdf My comments. http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x81poppo.htm
; http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x81hmax.htm





Dear Mr. Catt,
thank you for your message.
During the lecture I will not discuss the mathematical details of Maxwell’s
equations or their form since this is an event for the general public.
The lecture is about the legacy of the whole of Maxwell’s work and its
relevance to twentieth century technology that, I am sure we all agree,
is huge.
Best regards,
gianluca oppo
On 17 Nov 2017, at 18:38, Ivor Catt <said there was something wrong with
theory<mailto:ivorcatt@gmail.com>>
wrote:
Dear Professor GianLuca Oppo,
"The Genius of James Clerk Maxwell, the man who made equations
speak."
I look forward to attending your lecture (above) at the Italian Institute,
London, on 1 December.
I would particularly value your comments to me before that date on my two
articles about Maxwell's Equations.
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x18j73.pdf
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x18j184.pdf
Also, you could of course immediately tell me whether you deal primarily with
Maxwell's quaternions, or the HeavisideMaxwell differential equations.
Ivor Catt
01727 864257
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x18j197.pdf
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x311.htm
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/cattq.htm
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x311.htm
—
gianluca oppo
1796 Freeland Chair of Natural Philosophy
Coordinator of the CNQO group and Optics division
SUPA and Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, G4 0NG, Scotland, E.U.
Tel : +44(0)1415483761
Email: g.l.oppo@strath.ac.uk<mailto:g.l.oppo@strath.ac.uk>
Here is an incontrovertible fact:
Based on the REF 2014 GPA Scores, Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as
number one in the UK for physics research.
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12.4.2018

11:35 PM (13 hours ago) 



Dear Mr.
Catt,
Thankyou for posting to your website my exposé [1] of numerous errors committed by Professor GianLuca
Oppo [2], 1796 Freeland Chair of Natural Philosophy,
Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, in his 'criticisms' of your
two papers on Maxwell's equations [3,4]. Oppo's misconceptions as to Maxwell's equations are the
rule amidst academics and textbook writers. Consequently they do not understand
Maxwell, or you, but profess expertise and authority in electromagnetic theory
nevertheless. It's rather comical, as Oliver Heaviside would say. It's no
wonder that academics and textbook writers are spending $100,000,000.00 of
Milner's thoughtless money, using radio telescopes all around the world, trying
to contact aliens! [5]^{*}.
I note
that the Glasgow Professor has sought refuge in silence, in the wake of his
incredible document [2]. No doubt his entire faculty will do the same, being as
they are, academics and textbook writers, thanks to whom, at large, physical
science has become a circus freak show. It is a serious matter of public
interest that must be revealed to people, who have the right to know where
their tax money is beging squandered in no small
measure, on and by academics and textbook writers pretending to science.
Yours faithfully,
Steve Crothers
(Australia)
^{*}The same that fly saucers and UFO's, and kidnap people for experiment
and vivisection; since they all come from outer space.
[1]
Crothers, S.J., Professor GianLuca Oppo ats Mr. Ivor Catt, http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x832cro.pdf
[2] Oppo, G.L., Reply to Mr. Ivor Catt : On the
Correctness, Relevance and Importance of Maxwell's Equations, http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/Oppo_complete.pdf
[3] Catt, I., Maxwell's equations
revisited, Wireless World, March 1980, p.77, http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x18j73.pdf
[4] Catt, I., The hidden message in
Maxwell's equations, Electronics & Wireless World, November
1985, p. 184, http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x18j184.pdf
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x6611.htm
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On 10 Jan 2018 3:20 pm, "Ivor Catt" <ivorcatt@gmail.com>
wrote:
The trouble started in 1873, and continued to deepen ever since then.
Errors and misunderstanding have buiilt up since 1873
to the present quagmire discussed by Crothers.
Maxwell said "Hence our theory agrees with the undulatory
theory in assuming the existence of a medium which is capable of becoming a
receptacle of two forms of energy".J C Maxwell,
"A ~Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism" vol.2 art.782 p432,
1873/189.
In 2017, academia and text books still do not know about digital
computers, which today comprise 95% of all electronics. Einstein died shortly
before the introduction of the Sampling Oscilloscope, which clearly shows a
pulse travelling at the speed of light guided by two conductors. Thus, to his
death, he could reasonably say; http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x0102em.htm ; Einstein teaches 'The Rolling
Wave'.  Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld, 'The Evolution of Physics', pub. CUP
1938, p154; '" .... What kind of changes are now spreading in the case of
an electromagnetic wave? Just the changes of an electromagnetic field! Every
change of an electric field produces a magnetic field; every change of this
magnetic field produces an electric field; every change of ...., and so
on."
Feynman lived longer, and should have known better; "How can this
bundle of electric and magnetic fields maintain itself? The answer is: by the
combined effects of the Faraday law, [curlE =
dB/dt], and the new term of Maxwell, [c^2curlB
= dE/dt]. They cannot
help maintaining themselves. Suppose the magnetic field were to disappear.
There would be a changing magnetic field which would produce an electric field.
If this electric field tries to go away, the changing electric field would
create a magnetic field back again. So, by a perpetual interplay BY THE
SWISHING BACK AND FORTH FROM ONE FIELD TO THE OTHER they must go on forever.
It is impossible for them to disappear*".
For seventy years we have been able to see a pulse travelling from your
computer to your printer via a USB cable. The signal does not undulate. It is a
steady zero or steady ExH. Changing E and H do not
cause each other. (Even if we send a sine wave, the E and H are in phase, so
cannot cause each other. To cause each other, they would have to be out of
phase. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%22transverse+electromagnetic+wave%22&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiEzdmOmc3YAhUYOsAKHX8WBpoQsAQIgAE&biw=1600&bih=769 }
The first person to analyse Maxwell's Equations, or rather the
HeavisideMaxwell equations, for more than a century was myself.
(Oppo does not analyse them. He merely celebrates
them, encrusting them with more and more mathematics.) I found that the
equations do not in fact say that changing E causes H and changing H causes E.
They are a peculiar way of saying that the ratio of E to H is constant. The
ration equals 377.
On the issue of whether changing E causes H and changing H causes E, the
great Heaviside equivocated. He was the greatest, but not perfect.
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/2604.htm
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/8cg.htm
Ivor Catt
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x827mafia.htm