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Pentcho Valev

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Posted: Nov 2, 2011 3:31 AM
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The Pound-Rebka experiment fraud:
"The Pound-Rebka experiment is a well known experiment to test Albert
Einstein's theory of general relativity. It was proposed by Robert
Pound and his graduate student Glen A. Rebka Jr. in 1959, and was the
last of the classical tests of general relativity to be verified (in
the same year). It is a gravitational redshift experiment, which
measures the redshift of light moving in a gravitational field, or,
equivalently, a test of the general relativity prediction that clocks
should run at different rates at different places in a gravitational
field. It is considered to be the experiment that ushered in an era of
precision tests of general relativity. (...) When the photon travels
through a gravitational field, its frequency and therefore its energy
will change due to the gravitational redshift."
David Morin (p. 4): "This GR time-dilation effect was first measured
at Harvard by Pound and Rebka in 1960. They sent gamma rays up a 20m
tower and measured the redshift (that is, the decrease in frequency)
at the top. This was a notable feat indeed, considering that they were
able to measure a frequency shift of gh/c^2 (which is only a few parts
in 10^15) to within 1% accuracy."

QUESTION: If, in a gravitational field, the speed of light varies
exactly as the speed of cannonballs does, in accordance with Newton's
emission theory of light, would Pound and Rebka have measured the same
"frequency shift of gh/c^2"? It is easy to show that the answer is an
unambiguous yes (Einsteinians occasionally admit that). How then can
the Pound-Rebka experiment be "the experiment that ushered in an era
of precision tests of general relativity"?

Pentcho Valev

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