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What we call the speed of LIGHT is determined by the “Response of the electromagnetic media” i.e. the speed the "Wave" can propagate through the magnetic media.
I have no idea what you mean by magnetic media. There used to be a belief in something called Aether which was believed to be a media for propagation, but proof that Einstein's theory is correct pretty much dispelled the notion of the propagation media, it doesn't match observational results whether you call it Aether or something else like a "magnetic media".
LIGHT is electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength that is visible to the human eye (in a range from about 380 or 400 nanometres to about 760 or 780 nm). In physics, the term light sometimes refers to electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength, whether visible or not.
Five primary properties of light are intensity, frequency or wavelength, polarization, phase and orbital angular momentum.
Light, which exists in tiny "packets" called photons, exhibits properties of both waves and particles. This property is referred to as the wave–particle duality. The study of light, known as optics, is an important research area in modern physics.
Electromagnetic radiation (often abbreviated E-M radiation or EMR) is a phenomenon that takes the form of self-propagating waves in a vacuum or in matter. It comprises electric and magnetic field components, which oscillate in phase perpendicular to each other and perpendicular to the direction of energy propagation. Electromagnetic radiation is classified into several types according to the frequency of its wave; these types include (in order of increasing frequency and decreasing wavelength): radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and gamma rays. A small and somewhat variable window of frequencies is sensed by the eyes of various organisms; this is what is called the visible spectrum. The photon is the quantum of the electromagnetic interaction and the basic "unit" of light and all other forms of electromagnetic radiation and is also the force carrier for the electromagnetic force.
EM radiation carries energy and momentum that may be imparted to matter with which it interacts.
Radio frequency (RF) is a rate of oscillation in the range of about 30 kHz to 300 GHz, which corresponds to the frequency of electrical signals normally used to produce and detect radio waves. RF usually refers to electrical rather than mechanical oscillations, although mechanical RF systems do exist (see mechanical filter and RF MEMS).
Infrared (IR) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength between 0.7 and 300 micrometres, which equates to a frequency range between approximately 1 and 430 THz.
IR wavelengths are longer than that of visible light, but shorter than that of terahertz radiation microwaves. Bright sunlight provides an irradiance of just over 1 kilowatt per square meter at sea level. Of this energy, 527 watts is infrared radiation, 445 watts is visible light, and 32 watts is ultraviolet radiation.
Hi The Matrix Traveller and thanks for the clarification. Glad to know it's not aether but I have to ask why you use the word magnetic instead of electromagnetic?
Originally posted by The Matrix Traveller
As you can see I am referring to Magnetic fields only, and Not what the human species calls/called the “Aether…
You really can't refer to "magnetic fields only" when discussing light, because electric fields are required also and that's the reason we call it electromagnetic radiation. Check out the JAVA applet at the beginning of this thread to show why you can't have one without the other, when you're discussing light:
I think you're misquoting Wikipedia, but if I'm wrong, provide the link and the exact quote.
Originally posted by DaRAGE
Once we let go of that rock, it should be falling at a speed faster than the speed of light "Its value is exactly 299,792,458 metres per second (approximately 186,282 miles per second)" - taken from wikipedia..
Originally posted by Bordon81
If nothing can travel faster than the speed of light including *information* then the photon cloning methods I have read about should not work.