Basic Education

FOR POSTING: UFT347 Sections 1 and 2 and Notes

June 1, 2016

This is an original and general theory of all observed precessions, which are shown to be due to a Lorentz force equation with a precession frequency equal to half the magnitude of the gravitomagnetic field. The gravitoelectric field is defined in Eq. (32). The Lorentz force equation is Eq.(36), which introduces corrections to the principal of equivalence, the Newtonian Eq. (38). It is shown that the gravitomagnetic orbital forces produce precession, and occur in addition to the well known centripetal and Coriolis forces.”

It is rather odd that someone who claims to have overthrown Einstein does not understand basic physics. The Coriolis force is fictitious: when the ballet-dancer speeds up as she pulls her arms in, it is the Coriolis force which actually increases the angular velocity. Let’s say that you got that right, if in a rather over-egged fashion. But the other common fictitious force (there are many unnamed ones) is called ‘centrifugal’. Centripetal forces are real; they are simply the forces pulling something to a centre. Familiar examples are gravitational attraction, and the tension in a sling before releasing the projectile.  The centrifugal force is a fictitious force which is invoked (by observers in a rotating  frame of reference) in order to satisfy Newton’s third law re the centripetal force.  So why did you imply that a centripetal force is a fictitious one?

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5 Responses to “Basic Education”

  1. Harry Hab Says:

    I think he just confused “fugal” and “petal” – he’s not that great with words. Not too hot on hyphens either.

    • crackpotwatch Says:

      It would be nice to think so; he appears to suffer from dyslexia, apart from anything else. But he never makes corrections; especially if WE point out the error. Just keep an eye on that post, and see whether it gets corrected. We guess not. BTW, how’s the weather in Warwick?

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