Declining Speed and Frequency in Waves Crossing the Cosmic Space
Year: 2012 Pages: 3
Upon the basic assumption that the universe's physical space consists in an undetectable continuous and incompressible fluid, it is found that the propagation, through such a medium, of transverse waves - like gravitational standing waves or electromagnetic waves - entails loss in the wave frequency and propagation speed as the distance from the waves' source increases. It is a conclusion that derives from the hypothesis that the fluid cosmic space (which is here dubbed "the plenum" and thought of as destitute of mass) is kept cohesive by its own kinetic viscosity , in place of an impossible dynamic viscosity. Thus, the hypothesis leads to question the postulated constancy of the speed of light.