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Gravitation and Light

Nature volume 104, page 412 (25 December 1919) | Download Citation

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IT should perhaps be stated, in connection with Mr. Cunningham's remarks (NATURE, December 18, p. 395), that my difficulty with regard to Dr. Einstein's theory must extend to the deviation of light by the sun as well as to its change of period. According to the theory, the velocity of light diminishes near the sun; on the other hand, the scale of time is increased, so that the wave-length is not altered. Now, the space being nearly flat, the path of a ray is, with such heterogeneous time, determined fundamentally by minimum number of waves, and not by minimum time; therefore, it should not be altered.

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