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Who said aether viscosity is ridiculously large ?

by ARANEV
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Bobbywhy
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Feb27-12, 09:29 PM
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ARENEV, it is always useful and helpful to post a question clearly and succinctly so that others can understand it. English appears to be not your first language, so I will make some attempt to "guess" what you are asking.

Aether does not exist, scientists believe. So, something that does not exist cannot have a viscosity.
Bobbywhy
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Feb27-12, 09:47 PM
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“Viscous Gravitational Aether and the Cosmological Constant Problem”
Authors:Xiao-Mei Kuang, Yi Ling
(Submitted on 18 Jul 2009 (v1), last revised 29 Oct 2009 (this version, v2))

http://arXiv.org > gr-qc > arXiv:0907.3180


Also, this “viscous aether” was discussed right here on PF more than five years ago:
http://www.physforum.com/index.php?s...ic=16150&st=15
ARANEV
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Feb27-12, 10:15 PM
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To Bobbywhy: Most appreciative thanks !


Anyone else !?


[ I'm still out to get (hold of) the person and formula mentioned initially ! ]
Chronos
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Feb28-12, 12:50 AM
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The rigid aether thing goes all the way back to Maxwell, who was looking for a mechanical explanation. That obivously did not work.
salvestrom
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Feb28-12, 01:26 AM
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You guys are making a really big meal out of this. The thread title was pretty clear. He wants to know if anyone can recall the name, and possibly additional details, of who said aether viscosity was ridiculously large.
ARANEV
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Feb28-12, 02:23 AM
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To Chronos: Aristoteles' laws of movement also go a long way back.

To Salvestrom: A great chunk of thanks !
[Although it seems (almost) crel to spoil their apetites ! ]
ARANEV
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Feb28-12, 06:10 PM
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Anybody else have a lead ?

( Don't let any ...... inhibit You ! )
Chronos
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Feb28-12, 07:45 PM
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This was the best I could do -

"When Dr. Heinrich Hertz undertook his experiments from 1887 to 1889 his object was to demonstrate a theory postulating a medium filling all space, called the ether which was structureless, of inconceivable tenuity and yet solid and possessed of rigidity incomparably greater than that of the hardest steel."

Nikola Tesla, New Yord Herald Tribune September 22, 1929

Sir Oliver Lodge published the book 'Ether and Reality" in 1925, but, there is no online version.
ARANEV
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Feb28-12, 07:56 PM
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To Chronos: The statement (approximately) cited initially, was made at most 3 years ago.
I expected, that by the wording it would be understood as recent.


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