reply to post by SplitInfinity
In the example of a moving flashlight, it would still move in the time it took light to travel around 8m (the length of the wave packet). It just
would be a very tiny bit of motion, impossible to measure with today’s equipment, but motion. If I move very slow compared to something that is
moving very fast, I’m still moving.
Move the detectors as far away as feasible – many times the distance of the wave packet, any vector change would be multiplied and easier to
At this point replace the flashlight with a pulsar, or a fluoro molecule spun by lasers at 6 thousand billion revs per second (no one seems sure how
fast this is but it’s more revs than a quasar and must be an appreciable fraction of LS). This should produce detectable movement.
If the device moves at 1/10000 of LS in the time it takes a full 10m wave to come out at LS I’ve moved the barrel a millimetre. We would only need a
small fraction of this speed for the movement to be detectable.
Then you have the barrel of the device pointing at A, where the photon wave packet begins to be emitted. But by the time it would take to emit the
wave the barrel moves and is pointing at B.
If the photon goes towards A. with no vector change, it couldn’t be part of the wave because the wave has not been emitted in the same direction,
the wave goes towards B. It would have to be a part photon/wave packet (not possible), then what would it do? Put out another part wavepacket for
every angle between A and B, and multiply in some way?
A light wave is emitted constantly so there could be no gap between A and B where no wave comes out.
If the wave packet is half out a device then you move it, you can’t get half wave packets, so the light wave has to move with the device until fully
extruded. The wave vector would curve so the photon would to. This shows the wave must exist physically in some type of field and or dimension –
because it moves with the device and because it moves the photons vector.
What you say about the multiple frequencies at around LS could be right, not sure but you would get all the strange relativistic stuff when you spun
light near or at or faster? than LS. I think the photon/wave might make a spiral. I wonder if the black hole in a quasar is related to the spin and
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