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The Redshift Effect as an Electrodynamic Concept

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1108917, PP. 1-5

Subject Areas: Dynamical System, Spectroscopy, Fundamental Physics

Keywords: Redshift, Expansion of the Universe, Decrease of Speed of Light over Time, Doppler Effect

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We discuss the nature of the redshift effect by assuming that the frequency and the speed of light decrease in time while it propagates from a stationary source of light relative to a stationary observer. This concept differs in a principal way from the modern model of the redshift effect, which states that the observed increase in the wavelength of emitted light from far-away objects is due to cosmological expansion of the universe. Precisely, an increase in the distance between a light source and the observer over time leads to the Doppler effect and as a result the redshift effect. We introduce a completely different explanation of the redshift effect: that the observed shift in the frequency does not arise as a result of the Doppler effect, but rather the “aging” of light: precisely the decrease in the photon’s energy over time emitted by a stationary source to a stationary observer. In this case, as will be explained later, there is a need for an additional condition—a decrease in the speed of light as time passes. It can be assumed that if the fundamental physical constant c depends on time, other fundamental physical constants are also dependent on time.

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Man’kin, I. (2022). The Redshift Effect as an Electrodynamic Concept. Open Access Library Journal, 9, e8917. doi:


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