33. Rupert Sheldrake, 42. Dr. Nikola Tesla: Selected Patent Wrappers,
compiled by John T. Ratzlaff, multiple volumes. 1980. Available
from The Tesla Book Company, 1580 Magnolia, Millbrae, CA 94030.
Tesla's correspondence with the U.S. Patent Office, when patiently
trying to obtain patents. He spent a great deal of time trying to
convince the Patent Office that his inventions would indeed work.
Some of them required 12 years to obtain, and then were "watered
down" in the process.43. Thomas Commerford Martin, The Inventions, Researches and Writings
of Nikola Tesla, Originally published in 1894 by The Electrical
Engineer, New York; republished in 1977 by Omni Publications,
Hawthorne, CA 90250.44. Ernest Nagel and James R. Newman, Godel's Proof, New
York University Press, 1958.45. Yakov P. Terletskii, Paradoxes.in the Theory of Relativity,
With a Foreword by Banesh Hoffman, translated from the Russian, Plenum
Press, New York, 1968. Of particular interest is the discussion on
particles with imaginary masses, moving faster than the speed of light,
contained in pp. 104-107. Such particles can in principle be experimentally
detected. In fact, it would appear that the well known exchange of
virtual particles between two other particles, such that each turns into
the other, is such a case. (Note that protons and neutrons in the
nuclei of atoms do precisely this.)46. Robert M. Besancon, Ed., The Encyclopedia of Physics,
Second
Edition, Van Nostran Reinhold, New York, 1974. Particularly see
the discussion on the electron, pp. 272-274. Note this discussion
predates Stanford University's experiments yielding fractional charge,
though it does point out that several physicists had also reported
measuring fractional charges on the electron. See also the discussions
of ionization, Michelson-Morley experiment, the photon, and propagation
of electromagnetic waves.47. Robert Eisberg and Robert Resnick, Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and
Particles, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1974.48. R. K. Bullough and P. J. Caudrey, eds., Solitons,
Springer-Verlag,
New York, 1980.49. James Dale Barry, Ball Lightning and Bead Lightning, Plenum Press,
New York, 1980. Note particularly p.196, for a short discussion
on flashless discharges. An extensive bibliography is also included.50. Harley D. Rutledge, Project Identification, The First Scientific
Field
Study of UFO Phenomena, Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1981.51. John J. Reitz, Frederick J. Milford, and Robert W. Christy, Foundations
of Electromagnetic Theory, Third Edition, Addison-Wesley, Reading,
MA, 1979.52. The entire series of handbooks by William Corliss, dealing with anomalies and unusual natural phenomena of all kinds. Corliss is a national treasure, and his handbooks are absolutely indispensable. See particularly his Handbook of Unusual Natural Phenomena, The Sourcebook
Project, Box 107, Glen Arm, MD 21057, 1977 and his Lightning,
Auroras, Nocturnal Lights, and Related Luminous Phenomena, 1982.53. Bernard d'Espagnat, Conceptual Foundations of Quantum
Mechanics, W. A. Benjamin, Menlo Park, CA, 1971.54. D.W.G. Ballentyne and D.R. Lovett, A Dictionary of Named
Effects and Laws in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, Fourth
Edition, Chapman and Hall, New York, 1980. Check this neat little book
to discover some very odd effects in materials.55. David Bohm, The Special Theory of Relativity, W. A.
Benjamin, New York, 1965.56. Albert Einstein, Relativity: The Special and the
General Theory, Crown Publishers, New York, 1961. See
particularly the discussion of relativity and the problem of space, in
Appendix V.57. Edwin F. Taylor and John Archibald Wheeler, Spacetime
Physics, W. H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1966. Note
particularly the discussion on observers and frames in the first two
dozen pages. On p.19, note that the notion of a frame requires an
infinite observer distributed through each and every "point"
that was clock-synchronized in a frame. Since all observers are
localized, a better idea is to realize that all the "external"
modeling just represents the relative changes inside the physical
detection system of the observer himself/herself. All
detection/observation is totally inside the physical observer.58. Paul Edwards, Ed. in Chief, The Encyclopedia of
Philosophy, Vols. 1-8, Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, 1967.59. Michael A. Persinger and Gyslaine F. Lafreniere, Space-Time Transients and Unusual Events, Nelson-Hall,
Chicago, IL, 1977.60. John David Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, Second
Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1975.61. James Clerk Maxwell, A Treatise On Electricity &
Magnetism,
Vols. 1 & 2, Third Edition, Dover Publications, New York,
1954. An
unabridged, slightly altered, republication of the third edition,
originally published by the Clarendon Press in 1891.62. Jack S. Greenberg and Walter Greiner, "Search for the sparking of the vacuum," Physics Today, August 1982, pp.
24-32. A beautiful summary article on the present concept of the vacuum,
from the standpoint of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. I
specifically urge anyone interested in tapping the vacuum energy to read this article.63. Max Jammer, Space -- Time -- Matter, Fourth Edition, translated
from the German by Henry L. Brose, Dover Publications, New York,
1922.67. Jammer, Max, Concepts of Space: The History of Theories
of space in Physics, Second Edition, Foreword by Albert Einstein, Harvard
Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA, 1969. |