Discovering Propellantless Propulsion (2)
Of course, discovering propellantless propulsion is based on the assumption that the physics of propellantless propulsion does exist. The now defunct Alcubierre Warp Drive and string theories, point to the need for care and empirical proof that the physics of propellantless propulsion does exist.
In part 1 of this article I had suggested that a gravitational field can be structured into three parts, the source, the field & the field effect as determined by the massless g=tau.c^2. In addition that the mass source could be replaced by the Omega function (a yet to be determined function that behaves like the mass source). Thereby, having an engine generate the Omega function would clearly be the first step to propellantless propulsion.
To prove that the physics of propellantless propulsion exists, we need to show three conditions are met. First, that gravitational acceleration is independent of its gravitating mass source, i.e. that the field structure is all that is required to accelerate an object. Second, that the omega function can be non-mass function. And third, to modify a gravitational field in a manner that departs from it natural direction.
The first condition, acceleration is independent of the gravitating mass was proved correct with g=tau.c^2. Mass does not appear in this formula. Sure there is a linkage between mass and acceleration but g=tau.c^2 breaks this linkage into its component parts. Tau is the change in the time dilation transformation divided by the distance across this change in the local spacetime of the object. Note, Einstein used the local spacetime of a falling object to prove the Principle of Equivalence.
To effect an acceleration on an object we only need to modify the spatial gradient of the time dilation —> Read More