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A "pressure" type of wave, similar to sound, in which the vibrations are along the direction of travel of the wave.
Hence, a wave composed of alternating densifications and rarefactions, where we focus upon the longitudinal component of the changes. In the past we have used the term "scalar waves" to imply longitudinal standing waves, such as in one infolded Stoney-Whittaker wavepair inside the scalar potential. . . . Link
. . . This is what I hope some of you will do and start to help unfold and unleash this hidden knowledge called scalar -- zero point energy -- stress energy and even radionics. . . .
I would like to hear from people who actually use the term “scalar wave” themselves as to what it means to them and how it differs from any other wave.
I would like to know from people who know about em field/em radiation, why the momentum of a charged particle has no impact on the speed of propagation of em radiation? What does that mean? What would have to be the establishment and nature of the em field for the direction and velocity of a charged particle which is accelerated, and at that point of acceleration for em radiation to be caused (in all directions, 3d 360? no gaps in the em radiation, a perfect sphere of em radiation extending in all directions at point of acceleration expanding outward from surrounding charged particle?) to be influenced by the details of that charged particles travel? I am just trying to visualize and understand what sort of nature this is, the em field, that an electron traveling at any speed, accelerated, will cause em radiation to expand from that point at the speed of light, does this mean the em field is like a perfect solid, because it is so sensitive to change in acceleration that energy is near immediately and equally distributed in all near infinite directions surrounding a point?
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As the topic of this thread is "scalar waves," do you have an opinion as to whether or not they exist?
When I search The Free Dictionary for "scalar wave," it redirects to "scalar field."
a field of scalars
(mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1; "the set of all rational numbers is a field"
I explain that the scalar wave is nearly the opposite of a scalar field. The expression is more than 200 years old and in mathematics exactly explained by the field equation of Laplace.
The Laplace Operator (describing the distribution of a wave in space) may be separated in 2 parts: grad div - curl curl. The second part is explaining the EM wave, a transverse wave, while the first part gives a scalar wave: The div applied on a vector is scalar! This is why scalar particles or vortices as part of the wave equation are propagating as a scalar wave. But they are propagating in the direction of a field vector and by this the wave is longitudinal and has a direction. In mathematics it is known, that the grad applied on a scalar is a vector again. This is why the scalar wave is propagating in one direction, not in a scalar way, as Karl Palsness wants the scalar wave to do. Link
I explain that the scalar wave is nearly the opposite of a scalar field.