Emission theory


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(Physics) the theory of Newton, regarding light as consisting of emitted particles or corpuscles. See Corpuscular theory, under Corpuscular.

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the expected second-order effect was an artifact from the fact that the emission theory of light (essentially corpuscular in its nature) was applied to model the propagation of light in a continuous medium.
The emission theory of light assumed that the "particles" of light were supposed to move in a resting continuum with velocity c.
The arguments about the nature of reflections in the transverse arm of the interferometer are similarly based on the emission theory.
The only work known to the present author is [12] where the emission theory and wave theory of Doppler effect are compared and shown to coincide within the first order in v/c but no conclusions about the actual applicability of the above corpuscular-based formula are made.
The flawed arguments of the emission theory of light introduced an error of O([v.
Material is grouped in sections on neutron star formation and evolution, supernova remnants, galactic distribution of pulsars, pulsar wind nebulae and their environments, magnetars and isolated neutron stars, strange stars, observations of pulsed emission, pulsar electrodynamics and emission theory, optical X-ray and gamma-ray observations, and radio pulsar timing.
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