Physics of Optics and Time
Md. Minhaj Ahmed
Dr. Md Minhaj Ahmed, Physics, Hi-Point College of Engg and Tech, Hyderabad, India.
Manuscript received on December 01, 2016. | Revised Version Manuscript Received on December 24, 2016. | Manuscript published on December 20, 2016. | PP: 1-10 | Volume-1 Issue-11, January 2016
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Abstract: A brief proposition on the nature of light waves and how it affects the measurement of observers. Imagine a stationary observer who is at a distance D, away from a stationary source of light that emits a light signal at a constant period t, and let’s assume that both parties are provided with a clock. If the source of light emits a light signal that travels away to the observer for a period of time t, both parties will agree that there is no change in the wavelength of the light wave emitted. More also, both parties will agree that their respective clocks records same time t, for the period of the light signal. Now consider a similar instance where the source of light travels some meters during the same time t, as the period of the emitted light wave, the wavelength of the light wave recorded by a device attached to the source of the light will be different from the wavelength recorded by the stationary observer. Also, the clock attached to the moving source of light will disagree with the clock of the stationary observer over the period t, of motion of emitted light wave. The conclusion from the above instance is that: 1. There is No change in the measurement of the clocks of both parties when there is No change in the property of the light wave emitted.2. There is a change in the measurement of the clocks of both parties when there is a change in the property of the light wave emitted. It is clear that the motion of the light source creates a change in the physical property of the light wave. As I proceed in this article, I will show that the simple act of creating a change in the physical properties (wavelength) of the waves, automatically creates a difference in the measurements of observers of different frames. This change in the physical property of the light waves can make physical measurements of different frames to appear relative in nature depending on the magnitude of the disturbance produced in the waves of light
Keywords: Optics, Law of Reflection, Refraction, Superposition, Diffraction, Dispersion, Polarization