An after-thought to the speed of light articles published by me in Galilean Electrodynamics from July/August 2016.

Frank Pio Russo - February 6, 2017. (Revised February 7, 2018).

My 2 articles namely "Meshing the 3 speeds of light" and "The miracle of the speed of light", stated that the average 'expanded' one second length along the orbit for an arm of 299,792,458 m would become an expanded 309,232,453.6 m thus slowing the speed to 299,792,458 m/sec  from  the normal 304,475,873.2 m/sec over the 2 subintervals.

This actually needs some explaining because some might have understood the 309,232,453.6 as an actual real speed, rather than simply an 'inflated' average... you see where the speed is actually 255,203,267 m/sec, the distance covered is 363,261,640.2 m; and where the speed is 363,261,640.2 m/sec the actual distance covered is 255,203,267 m - hence the inflated high speed only really appears as such due to the effect of the motion of the apparatus: it is not an actual travelled speed! In the first case the apparatus motion forward slows the speed down, and in the second case the apparatus motion away from the direction of the beam tends to speed it up "relatively" speaking!

The point that was there also intimated, was that the inflated perpendicular length derived from the static 304,475,873.2 m, would give exactly the same result! This is actually quite simple to prove! All one has to do is divide the 309,232,453.6 by the actual one second length of 304,475,873.2 m and get 1.015622192 seconds... this in turn is multiplied by the Vabsolute of the earth of 53,198,115.45, to give the inflated base of the particular triangle under question. From there it's a simple matter of using Pythagoras' theorem to work out the hypotenuse using the other two sides namely 54,029,186.62 m and 304,475,873.2 m...

Finally, I would just like to say that a very wise Doctor of physics called Eric Murray, once told me sometimes in the late 1980's, that so long as you can get the 2 speeds the same, then you've got the problem licked!

Frank Pio Russo.

 

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