|Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002
In the field of antigravity, it is experiment that must show the way. Actually, I put just about everything I know on the subject in the book. I formed my own theory back in 1971 while in graduate school, and got a chance to have it tested some years later. At least that one test experiment worked beautifully. Of course, a single experiment is not sufficient to prove everything! But it did show the effect almost exactly as predicted, and it was indeed a substantial effect.
In my view, the trick is not to "adjust" the Dirac electron theory by making the nonobserved negative energy electron a positron. Rigorously, the positron (with positive mass and positive energy fields) does not exist until after its interaction with matter so that it has been observed as a 3-spatial positron. Prior to such interaction and observation, it is a 4-spatial negative energy electron with negative energy fields. If one LEAVES it in that unobserved condition, then one is using the time-portion of the negative energy 4-electron. That is very important, because time is very highly condensed energy, by the factor c-squared. Negative time is also highly condensed negative energy. Hence one can get practical antigravity electromagnetically, I reasoned back in 1971, if one leaves the 4-electron alone without interaction, leaving it right there in local spacetime. In that case, so I reasoned, it will have a very powerful effect in the antigravity sense, some c-squared times as much effect as one will get out of an observed 3-positron stripped of its time component.
So in my view the trick is to adjust the engineering to engineering in 4-space, not 3-space. One gets a c-squared gain from doing that.
Glad you are enjoying the book!
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 00:15:50 -0500