Tuesday, 26 July 2016
The Paradox of Light, why is the Speed of Light Constant?
in a vacuum and is independent of the motion of the source or the
observer. This is very odd; you would expect the speed of light to be
relative to the motion of the light source and the observer.
is as though their own motions come to naught like a jogger running on
an imaginary treadmill. Throughout the whole universe only the speed of
light appears to be absolute in this way!
energy exchange or continuous creation formed by the spontaneous
absorption and emission of light with an uncertain future unfolding
photon by photon relative to the atoms of the periodic table.
This is difficult to comprehend, but if we take a person observing electromagnetic waves in the form of starlight. They are able to look back in time in all directions at the beauty of the stars from the centre of their own reference frame. The further out into deep space they look the further back in time they can see. Therefore, the nearer they look at something the shorter the time period and there must be a limit where there is no time relative to the atoms of the periodic table. In this theory that limit is represented mathematically by Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle with quantum physics representing the mechanics of ‘time’ as a physical process. With classical physics representing processes over a period of time as in Newton’s differential equations.
Video explaining why the speed of light is a constant independent of the motion of the source or the observer.