Analysis of em.




Analysis of Electromagnetic Theory.

Ivor Catt  21 June 2011.

Electromagnetic Theory developed from static fields and slowly changing fields. Hertz and Marconi took us further, with electromagnetic fields in space. At the same time, Heaviside developed theory based on signals guided by wires, but the glamorous wireless signalling captured the public to such an extent that Heaviside was not mentioned in any text book for more than 50 years.


Wireless is a steady state phenomenon where the medium is resonated, similar to the movement of a swing. Heaviside’s Morse pulses in an undersea cable from Newcastle to Denmark, and logic signals implying 1 or 0 in a digital computer, are a totally different environment. Curiously, the Heaviside-Digital environment is more fundamental, involving the transient, or shock.


I came into digital electronics near its beginning, in 1959. Not long after, the signal delay across a computer became longer than the delay through a logic gate, and I spent the next fifty years investigating its significance. It took me decades to realise that what I was working with exposed fundamental problems for classical electromagnetic theory. The first problem, first perceived in 1982, is now called "The Catt Question" . We see that electric charge has to travel at the speed of light, so gaining infinite mass. There was a further delay of thirty years before the second flaw appeared in 2010, where we see electric current travelling in both directions along a conductor - 1 , 2 .


In the case of "The Catt Question" , leading accredited experts contradicted each other and made fools of themselves. Following this, their bosses refused to investigate, as did the IEE . In the case of 2010, or 1 , thirty relevant professors refused to comment.


An even simpler, one page exegesis of 2010, at present confidential, will be added to this analysis presently.


If, according to classical theory, electricity has to gain infinite mass, and electric currents flow past each other in a single conductor, this should cause us to scrutinise electromagnetic theory and find out what has gone wrong.






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