Plagiarism

There is some worrying plagiarism on the www at

http://members.aol.com/overunity4/nothing/nothing.htm

Sections of it are copied from my oct80 book "Electromagnetic Theory vol 2" without proper crediting, although my name is mentioned once. They are mixed up with other stuff not by me.

The sections which are mine are more or less;

"The nature of space"; "General description of energy transfer", and "The fallacy of displacement current". This last is in my Wireless World dec78 article.

Please would the author of that web address clarify which parts are mine and which are not. There are some important matters there, which are not mentioned anywhere else except in my little known oct80 book. However, they have been mixed up with other material.

Ivor Catt 31july00

This is an example of the plagiarism;

Continuing our discussion of space and the values of c, Zo, , we take as given 
that real space sustains non-zero finite impedance and velocity as follows: 
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where:  and are characteristics of a unit volume 
As yet we have not arrived at volume, which implies real space. At this point in our 
discussion we have merely described c and Zo . Therefore, we can only define  and  in terms 
of them. Algebraically it can be shown that: 
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Although we have said that the fundamental characteristics of space are c and Zo , perhaps 
it is better to say that they are t and Zo , where t is the time delay through a finite segment of 
space replacing c, the velocity through that segment. It is profitable to move away from the idea 
of constant velocity c travelling through space which leads one to conceptualization of a segment 
of space which traversed in 1 nanosecond (nsec) is 1 foot long. If one starts with a conceptual 
frame in which space is in terms of t, a segment of space can easily be though of as 1 nsec wide, 
and the energy entering it appears leaving it 1 nsec later. Subsidiary concepts of length and 
velocity can then be deduced as needed. We could alternately say that space was (a) 1 foot wide 
with a propagation velocity of 1 foot/nsec, or (b) 2 feet wide with a velocity of 2 feet/nsec. 
Fundamental to the proposed world view is the reality that no experiment could help us decide 
between (a) and (b). The essence of space is time, not distance, and only one propagation 
velocity () is possible through a segment of space. Thus, time through a segment is 
intimately related to the length of the segment. Propagation which is not at the speed of light 
cannot exist according to this world view. 

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Now see my oct80 book "Electromagnetic Theory vol 2, pub. C.A.M. Publishing, England, which was plagiarised above.

Space must have finite impedance and sustain finite velocity.
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u, E are of course the characteristics of unit volume. But we have not yet arrived at volume, which implies distance (space) at this point in the argument. All we have so far is c and Z. Therefore, u and E must be defined in terms of them. It turns out (by algebra) that
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Although we have said that the fundamental characteristics of space are c and Z, perhaps we should say instead that they are Z and t, t being the time delay through a segment of space AB and replacing c, the velocity through that segment.
We should try to get away from the idea of constant velocity through space c, which leads to the idea that a segment of space which is traversed in 1 nsec is 1 foot long.