You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #39: Scalar electromagnetics [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
plaguepuppy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-03 02:04 PM
Response to Reply #21
39. Scalar electromagnetics
Thanks for that interesting bit of history. There are enough bits and pieces of information out there about the subject to convince me that it is real, and fits quite nicely with an expanded view of electromagnetic waves. Maxwell's original equations were written in "quaternion" form, with three spatial vector components and a fourth dimensionless (i.e. scalar) component.

That scalar component was edited out when Heaviside et al. "improved" Maxwell's equations by removing the scalar term, leaving only the modern vector version of the original quaternion form.

Try here for more technical and historical details:

As for earthquakes, scalar waves are especially well suited to triggering these because of the highly stressed nature of earthquake faults, which makes them effective transducers of scalar waves. Most of the earthquake energy is already present in the form of stress at the fault - it only takes a relatively small additional input to encourage it to break loose and move a little, relieving the strain.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC