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Discourses & Mathematical Illustrations Pertaining to the Extinction Shif t Principle Under the Electrodynamics of Galilean Transformations [Paperback]

Edward Henry, Jr. Dowdye
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August 2001
The book titled "Discourses & Mathematical Illustrations pertaining to the Extinction Shift Principle under the Electrodynamics of Galilean Transformations" in a published treatise on a replacement for the Theory of Relativity. The book summarizes manuscripts that illustrate the solutions to physics problems that made Relativity famous, obtaining the exact mathematical equivalence to Relativity but without any use of Relativity whatsoever.

The "pure" classical solutions of all the famous problems, both pertaining to electromagnetism and gravitation, has been treated in this book. A completely overlooked alternative using only Galilean transformations in Euclidean Space Geometry under Principal Axioms of the Extinction Shift Principle was demonstrated with step by step mathematical illustrations. Problems such as the text book examples pertaining to the invariance of the wave equations demonstrates how current orthodox treatments have consistently, incorrectly applied Galilean Transformations and thereby incorrectly concluded that the Wave Equations were not invariant under Galilean Transformations. The not measurable, undisturbed phenomenon of the primary wave and the electrodynamics of the re-emission thereof, until now, has never been correctly treated and applied.

In this book, the invariance of the "wave equation", the velocity dependent "effective" mass as opposed to relativistic mass, the transverse relative time shift as opposed to Time Dilation, the planet Mercury perihelion drift and the PSR1913+16 Perihelion Drift, gravitational redshift, solar light bending, etc., getting the precise mathematical equivalence to Relativity, but without any use of Relativity whatsoever, was demonstrated. As single set of Principal Axioms governing the application of Galilean Transformations in Euclidean Space were successfully used for the very first time, in both the Electromagnetism and Gravitation, in the mathematical illustrations pertaining to the Extinction Shift Principle. The procedures that lead to the pure classical solutions were explainable using basic, elementary mathematics and intuitive reasoning, requiring essentially 100 pages.


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"...a dogged and courageous effort to develop an alternative to relativistic treatment using a Galilean interpretation of Gravitation..." -- Benjamin Peery, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics and Astronomy Howard University, Washington, DC.

"Dowdye develops an alternative model to the relativistic physics of fractional light velocities: a stimulating look at classical physics." -- William C. Peterson, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics North Carolina A & T State University.

"Dowdye offers an interesting alternative hypothesis and framework for understanding redshifts based exclusively on Galilean transformations..." -- Mitch Struble, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Pennsylvania.

"This work provides a most interesting alternative to the usual relativistic treatment of macroscopic phenomena." -- John A. Okolowski, PhD, Professor of Engineering at Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania {Note to Amazon: This Review is to be added to the three other reviews}

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The author was born in Washington, DC and has B.S. degrees in Mathematics, Electronics Technology with further studies in Physics from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. He has the degree of Diplom-Atomphysik (Atomic Physics) from Physikalisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg, Germany. Supported by the German Academic Exchange {Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Bonn-Bad Godesberg}, he did his research in experimental atomic physics, specifically in the area of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance where he used techniques of optical pumping {Kernresonanzmessung durch optisches Pumpen} with further studies in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Heidelberg. He worked in Government and Aerospace for a number of years and later returned to academia. While working as an instructor of Physics, he was awarded a grant from the Preparing Future Faculty Program at Howard University, in Washington, DC, where he obtained the Ph.D. in Laser Spectroscopy Physics at the Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory, supported by the Center for the Study of Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Atmospheres.

The author has an extensive background in the physical sciences and communication systems engineering, dealing with the propagation of electromagnetic radiation, high data rate satellite uplink and cross link relay communication systems. He is a devoted role model and mentor for future scientists.


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Dowdye addresses an important but often overlooked topic in physics, i.e.emission theory. He develops a new classical emission theory based on the extinction effect observed in light moving through media. Dowdye applies his emission theory plus the Galilean transformation of velocities to electromagnetism and gravity. He is able to obtain the principal results of special relativity for electromagnetism and of general relativity for gravitation. Since Ewald (1912) and Oseen (1915) discovered the extinction effect, scientists have known that special relativity was no longer consistent with the Fizeau and Michelson-Morley experiments with light moving through a medium. These experiments were used as the basis for initially accepting relativity theory. Dowdye is to be commended for not buckling under to political correctness but rather developing a proper classical emission theory based on reality instead of an idealized point-particle universe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A completely new approach! Aug. 2 2001
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General and Special Relativity and its associated mathematics have proven most useful in interpreting many observable phenomena in modern physics. Dowdye's Extinction Shift Theory shows that the same phenomena can be explained in much simpler terms solely by using Galilean Transformations. If his theory is proven valid by experiment, we will have a completly new approach to explain many results in modern physics. For those of us who are steeped in relativitic thinking, the Extinction Shift Principle may be difficult to accept, but, if true, accept it we must!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Naturally Thought-Provoking and Controversial! June 14 2001
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Dr. Edward Dowdye's book takes a controversial approach to solving physics problems associated with various fields and radiation using the "extinction shift principle" in conjunction with the Galilean transformation. The approach has its critics, since it flies in the face of now conventional and accepted wisdom. Be that as it may, the treatise is definitely thought-provoking!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dowdye Presents Alternative to Special & General Relativity Dec 17 2002
By Charles W. Lucas Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Dowdye addresses an important but often overlooked topic in physics, i.e.emission theory. He develops a new classical emission theory based on the extinction effect observed in light moving through media. Dowdye applies his emission theory plus the Galilean transformation of velocities to electromagnetism and gravity. He is able to obtain the principal results of special relativity for electromagnetism and of general relativity for gravitation. Since Ewald (1912) and Oseen (1915) discovered the extinction effect, scientists have known that special relativity was no longer consistent with the Fizeau and Michelson-Morley experiments with light moving through a medium. These experiments were used as the basis for initially accepting relativity theory. Dowdye is to be commended for not buckling under to political correctness but rather developing a proper classical emission theory based on reality instead of an idealized point-particle universe.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A completely new approach! Aug. 2 2001
By Professor Frank Senftle - Published on Amazon.com
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General and Special Relativity and its associated mathematics have proven most useful in interpreting many observable phenomena in modern physics. Dowdye's Extinction Shift Theory shows that the same phenomena can be explained in much simpler terms solely by using Galilean Transformations. If his theory is proven valid by experiment, we will have a completly new approach to explain many results in modern physics. For those of us who are steeped in relativitic thinking, the Extinction Shift Principle may be difficult to accept, but, if true, accept it we must!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Naturally Thought-Provoking and Controversial! June 14 2001
By Prabhakar Misra - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Dr. Edward Dowdye's book takes a controversial approach to solving physics problems associated with various fields and radiation using the "extinction shift principle" in conjunction with the Galilean transformation. The approach has its critics, since it flies in the face of now conventional and accepted wisdom. Be that as it may, the treatise is definitely thought-provoking!
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