Refraction Redux

Discussion in 'Alternative Theories' started by el es, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. el es Registered Senior Member

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    Third Model

    Unity Hypotenuse Model

    Given an angle of incidence, the path of the ray in free space can be used as the hypotenuse and set to 1. A right angle triangle can then be constructed in free space. This triangle in free space can then be transformed into a triangle in a refractive medium keeping the hypotenuse of 1 invariant.

    Knowing the refractive index of the material, then the value of x is X/R.I.

    The value of t is determined by x^2 + t^2 = 1

    This model or template is not about length contraction or time dilation.

    For a given unit of time, a photon in free space will have a greater displacement in space than in a refractive medium. For a given distance, it will take a photon in a refractive medium a longer time than in free space.

    As a worldline.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/832/29j2.jpg/

    Pythagorean treatment

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/827/8ggf.jpg/
     

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