The Speed of Gravity

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ow fast does gravity propagate? In the foregoing discussion of gravitation it may be inferred that the velocity of transmission through the positional field is the same as in the isotropic field (light speed "c"). However, due to problems resulting from rotation of a particle (it's attendant, extended p-field field winding up ad infinitum), I postulated further on that rotation was transmitted at 1039 c.

Having read Tom Van Flandern's well-orchestrated tome on the speed of gravity, I think another revision is required to allow all transmissions in the p-field to occur at 1039 c. This will solve all the problems therein posed and actually make the basic theory here presented "tighter", i.e. if only rotation, handedness type information is transmitted at such horrific velocities one might rightly ask why not all info including gravitational field changes?

One problem posed by Mr. Van Flandern (which I am familiar with since my early teens), he calls the rubber sheet problem. This is best understood using the rubber sheet model of the gravitational field shown often on TV wherein a ball is placed on the deformed sheet and proceeds to roll down into the "hole".

Question: What makes the ball roll down the incline? What is the causal factor involved in moving the ball in response to a static field?
My solution is, of course, known to the reader here. The center of the p-field is constantly moving around in response to the appearance of new fields (1052 per unit time). And this jumping around is also the source of the nuclear interaction, etc. etc.

It must be understood however, that the p-field itself still must propagate outward away from it's center at unit velocity (c) through the isotropic field. This must be so because the isotropic field exists to position points in a uniform way (one per unit cube) and the advance of the p-field through the isotropic grid acts as the "counter". Recall that the core principal here posits the whole of existence as no more than (at base) a simple integer count.

We can now view the transmission velocity in the p-field medium as identical to the "reaction velocity" which is changing so as to maintain a transit time across the radius of the positional field (which currently extends outward to the Hubble limit ... 1026 unit lengths) which is equal to the transit time at "c" across the confinement (currently 10-13 units).

Thus, at the beginning of time, it took 1 unit of time to cross the Hubble radius (then 1 unit length) at reaction velocity and one unit of time to cross the confinement (also 1 unit length) at light speed. And this relationship is maintained.
This alteration makes the theory presented here "cleaner" in that it is more consistent. However, it also introduces other problems. Namely, if the positional field propagates at light speed out there at the Hubble radius but transmits at 1039 c within the p-field ... and at the same time self-interacts with its own field ... then there must be some sort of potential built up in the p-field when its center is pulled to another place in the isotropic field other than where it started out.

In other words, when the p-field moves it gets bent slightly. And by self-interacting it should have a tendency to go back to wherever it came from. And ... this tendency to snap back like rubber to where it came from must be overcome by gravitation from one instant to the next.

There is a switch going on here then. Initially, the isotropic field is bent out of shape in the manner given in "Tension in the Isotropic Field". That tension goes into the positional fields as a function of clumping due to gravitation which relieves the isotropic tension.


P.S. It was Mr. Van Flandern who recommended that I look to the internet for an audience for my views (1993). I have not regretted that advice.



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