9sep02 This page will be modified at a later date. Ivor Catt
9sep02 Both Bill Miller and Christopher
Cowan ( Maddogclc@netscape.net ) have approached me about the book on the www
Electromagnetism 1 http://www.ivorcatt.com/em.htm
. Nigel Cook wrote 4pp on these
ideas into the August 2002 edition of "Electronics World". A number of
considerations arise from these events. 1 If Mike Gibson regards the
present version of the work (two turn choke graphs) he did and sent to me a
few days ago on the two turn choke as available for the public, please would
he forward its www address to all those addressed in this email using
"Reply to All". 2 Is the current address for
Mike's work permanent? This is an important consideration if Eugen, the
webmaster for http://www.ivorcatt.com/em.htm on
www.ivorcatt.com is to hyperlink
from the www version of the book Electromagnetism 1 to Mike's two turn choke
graphs work. 3 I tried the Mike Gibson two turn
choke graphs work a few days ago, and told him that there were no animations.
He replied that he did not think animation was necessary. I agree with him. I
had just confused his very important two turn choke graphs work with a
totally separate matter, which was the animations I programmed into an Acorn
Master computer a decade or two ago. 4 I want Eugen to link the
animations I programmed into an Acorn Master computer a decade or two ago
to the www book Electromagnetism 1. The critical path in this is John
Foggitt john@veggie.demon.co.uk .
He knows two ways in which to transfer those animations (which animate
the early items in the Electromagnetism 1 book http://www.ivorcatt.com/em.htm ,
for instance Figures 5, 6, 7, 8) from the Acorn Master into a PC. This
requires cooperation between John Foggitt and Eugen. Eugen will do the work,
but he needs input from John. It is of the utmost importance
that, now that billmillerkt4ye@worldnet.att.net ; Maddogclc@netscape.net and others are studying the book Electromagnetism 1 on the
www, they have access to those animations. A picture is worth a
thousand words. A moving picture is worth a million words. 25 years ago I said that
electromagnetism is not a book subject. I said that it should be taught using
moving cartoons, now called animations. Those animations exist. I spent six
man months programming them on an Acorn Master, and they are excellent. John
Foggitt was very helpful in getting a black and white version into my Cambridge
lecture. Those who saw the degraded black and white version of them in the
Cambridge lecture were enormously impressed http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/07091.htm
http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/stoppress.htm
. 5 Those like Bill Miller who put
time into the book Electromagnetism 1 are being shortchanged if they are
denied the animations. This is an extremely difficult subject at the gestalt
level, and sight of the animations will shorten the time it takes for them to
gain an underlying grasp of the subject by many of years. I have told
Eugen that I will pay his train fare for him to go up to Milton Keynes and
get with John Figgitt, which is the necessary next step. We now have to come to terms
with the realisation that there is negligible grasp of the fundamentals of
electromagnetism in both academia and in the heads of those who
currently write and publish text books on electromagnetism (including Carver
Mead). Further, they will obstruct all attempts to articulate the subject
onto academia, a good example being their boycott of my Cambridge
lecture http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/stoppress.htm
. The only future for electromagnetic theory is via me and my helpers, John
Foggitt, Eugen, Mike Gibson and the rest. The next step requires John
Foggitt john@veggie.demon.co.uk
. Proof that the Establishment has
run away can be gained by doing two searches on Google, one for "TEM
Wave" and another for "Transverse Electromagnetic Wave".
Failure by any accrredited acadmic to comment into the situation there
demonstrated shows that every single academic and text book writer in the
world is irresponsible. Further, I will not accept that my full
mastery of the subject has caused them to run away. They would have run away
from their responsibilities had I not existed, as I have meticulously
proved http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/wbbanbk1.htm
. Further, they would have blocked the proper teaching of the subject anyway http://www.ivorcatt.com/em_test04.htm
. We are seeing the tip of the iceberg, the iceberg being the end of the
Enlightenment. 6 Those reading Electromagnetism
1 http://www.ivorcatt.com/em.htm
need a warning. My work was more or less totally
suppressed worldwide for 30 years. Around 1980 I wrote my
definitive books on electromagnetic theory. These were high cost to
manufacture, and high price. http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/BKLIST.htm With the advent of the PC, I
went through the same exercise again, leading to Electromagnetism 1, which is
cheap, and is now at http://www.ivorcatt.com/em.htm
. Electromagnetism 1 is a hybrid.
At present, the introductions are missing. The student of Electromagnetism 1
particularly needs to read my introduction. I shall be very grateful
if the relevant webmaster Eugen adds it to the book www version. It is
on the back cover of my 1994 book. The student will then be told
that my approach, like that of my mentor Heaviside, is based on the TEM Wave. The student has not been told
the next fact. Whereas the early parts of the book are designed to help the
student, the later parts, e.g. The L-C Oscillator Circuit http://www.ivorcatt.com/4_5.htm
and the two turn choke http://www.ivorcatt.com/4_6.htm
are primarily credentials. Whereas to a first order, all institutions and
publishing houses totally blocked publication of any of my work, there are
exceptions, and these are two exceptions. Recent discussion with Nigel Cook,
who struggled with them when working through the book Electromagnetism
1 http://www.ivorcatt.com/em.htm
, led him to agree with me that had they been clear, they would have been
rejected for publication. The key message had to be camouflaged in order to
secure publication in the top prestige journal, ProcIEEE, in june83 and
june87. (The key camouflaged message is the Catt, or Contrapuntal, model
for the charged capacitor. No referee in the world would have recommended
publication of any material premised on that model. This is because that
model undermines the notion of Displacement Current, which is pivotal to
classical electromagnetic theory. http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/z001.htm
. In my research into censorship, I have centred on the phrase "A
capacitor is a transmission line." I have shown that every referee in
the world will recommend rejection of any proffered article which contains
that sentence, unless the referee does not know that the article contains
that information. Thus, it can be published, but only if camouflaged away
from the referee. Unfortunately, it will then be camouflaged from the reader
of the published article. I challenge the reader here to attempt to publish
material which contains that sentence. He will fail.) 7 The L-C Oscillator Circuit
http://www.ivorcatt.com/4_5.htm and the two turn choke http://www.ivorcatt.com/4_6.htm need a great deal of further explanatory writing.
Those chapters are the core, but it does not end there. It is possible for the student
(once the hyperlink is made by Eugen and Mike) to hyperlink across to Mike
Gibson's work, where he will see that using this approach, the expected
results ensue. Thus, if we put a sine wave into a one turn transformer, a
sine wave will come out. Having that graphic proof, the student may feel able
to gloss over the extremely difficult maths. Which leads me to item 8, below. 8 The role of mathematics.
Electromagnetic Theory is the subject where (except for Quantum junk) the
greatest use has been made of mathematics to disorientate and put down the
student, to prevent his realisation that his lecturer (and text book
writer) does not grasp the subject. My primary message is that e-m is a
physical, not a mathematical, subject, to be learned from animations
primarily and secondarily from diagrams and graphs. This raises the question,
why does my book contain as much as, or more, mathematics than any other
book. The answer is complex. It one denigrates mathematics, it is useful to
show, as have my team, greater mastery of mathematics than those we
denigrate. None of my sophisticated mathematics, or that of my
associates, has ever been challenged, except for one detail in my 1966
IEE article on The Glitch. This puts me in a strong position to say that
mathematics is not central to the subject of e-m theory. Mathematics has been used to
structure e-m into a subject which can be taught, and more importantly,
examined in. However, when we clear away the nonsensical dross which has
masqueraded as the maths underlying the subject, we find that the real maths,
for instance that in the L-C Oscillator Circuit http://www.ivorcatt.com/4_5.htm
and the two turn choke http://www.ivorcatt.com/4_6.htm ,
is extremely arduous. Thus, the student needs to consider whether he should
struggle through such arcane material, or merely take the plotted results by
Mike Gibson (hyperlink please, Mike and Eugen?) as indicating that the model
used and the maths used are correct. In this context, I would point out that
my primary objective is not to create a subject which can be conveniently
examined in. That will hopefully come later. (However, if academia continue
to block the subject, presumably there will be no examination in the real
subject. http://www.ivorcatt.com/em_test04.htm
) 9 Two of those addressed by me
here, Maddogclc@netscape.net; ,
billmillerkt4ye@worldnet.att.net , are active in antenna theory. I need to say
something briefly to them. In http://www.ivorcatt.com/2804.htm
http://www.ivorcatt.com/2810.htm
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Ekkehard_Friebe/Catt-85a.htm
http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/wbdanbk8.htm
I show that Maxwell's Equations contain no information about electromagnetism
beyond the two constants, 377 and 300,000. Thus, they contain no information about
the result when two fields collide. My demonstration that Maxwell's Equations
are hollow has never been refuted. The mathematical and physical grasp
required to go through my argument ( http://www.ivorcatt.com/2804.htm
) is of a very high order. During that kind of work, I found that, far
from being rigorous with their mathematics, peple like Minkowski and James
Jeans were extremely sloppy. Thus, those who proclaim the primacy of
mathematics, which includes Einstein, are incompetent in its use. Rather than
use it seriously and rogorously, they use mathematics as a talisman.
Designers of antennae, who have been put down during their education, attempt
to gain advantage by playing with Maxwell's Equations, but in the end revert
to pragmatism. However, their failure to gain help from the equations niggles
them. They need to be reassured by my cartoon http://www.ivorcatt.com/em_test04.htm
. Maxwell had the Rolling Wave , but he did not have The Heaviside
Signal http://www.ivorcatt.com/2604.htm
. Thus, followers of Maxwell's Equations are committed to the Rolling Wave,
which now crashes into problems discussed in http://www.ivorcatt.com/2613.htm ,
where the relative phases of the E and H fields are analysed competently
for the first time. That is, maths is not just used as a talisman. Actually,
the argument for the primacy of maths in e-m theory requires confusion about
the relative phase of E and H, see http://www.ivorcatt.com/2613.htm http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/z033.htm
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