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Problems from a bookI have a book which I think has the wrong answers to 2 problems. The eclipses from Algol (an eclipsing binary star) come further apart in time when the Earth is moving away from Algol and closer together in time when the Earth is moving towards Algol, thereby proving that the speed of light is variable and that Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity is wrong. #2 20130928 20:34:35
Re: Problems from a bookHi;
That is what I am getting also. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20130928 22:33:16
Re: Problems from a bookhi Fruityloop, Last edited by bob bundy (20130928 22:36:48) You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #4 20131010 14:35:52
Re: Problems from a book
Yeah, I don't understand the solution in the book. They have the following equations... The eclipses from Algol (an eclipsing binary star) come further apart in time when the Earth is moving away from Algol and closer together in time when the Earth is moving towards Algol, thereby proving that the speed of light is variable and that Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity is wrong. #5 20131010 14:49:11
Re: Problems from a bookHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #6 20131010 19:46:39
Re: Problems from a bookhi, Let's measure the work to be done in 'shipments' = 1 Let A's rate of working be A; similarly B and C. Adding What is the book doing? Let's see ..... Since we know 8 is a time in days That looks like complete nonsense to me. Sometimes books have misprints, but this is too far removed from correct mathematics to be that as far as I can see. Coupled with what I've already said about the other question my recommendation is this: Get another book! Bob You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #7 20131010 21:27:00
Re: Problems from a bookHi;
I am afraid I must agree. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 