When I search The Free Dictionary for "scalar wave," it redirects to "scalar field."
That tells me that the establishment does not recognize the term "scalar wave."
Yet the term is used in alternative science.
I was working on the thread ”Prof. Konstantin Meyl's Unified Theory,”
involves scalar waves, when the thought occurred to me that a unified theory which uses the term "scalar waves" will be poorly understood if that
term is not well understood.
But the question is: What does
Even Tom Bearden's website does not have a separate entry in its glossary for "scalar wave." It is, however, mentioned under "longitudinal wave"
in relation to a "longitudinal standing wave":
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
In an article associated with Tesla Tech first published in 1989, “Scalar Wave
by scalar wave researcher Warren York, I don’t think it’s clear what a scalar wave is. The article doesn’t really talk about
scalar waves. Instead, I see just “scalar”:
. . . 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. . . .
“scalar observations,”scalar detection,” “scalar properties,” “scalar energy,” with “interference patterns” in parentheses;
“scalar indicator,” “scalar detector,” “scalar coil,” “scalar fields,” “scalar pulse,” or "plasma scalar detector.”
Everything but "scalar wave."
Is it better called a “standing wave”?
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