During my initial venture into electrostatics (see: Electrostatics), I discovered that electrostatic relationships were just the reciprocal of normal current-voltage relationships, where a quantity of space (s) was factored out. After going through some of Eric Dollard's papers from 1985, I realized that the missing "s" quantity are the dielectric lines of flux, ψ, which have units of space, mainly because they are trying to treat electrostatics as a bunch of charged particles.
In the RS, charge is a 1D rotational vibration, a back-and-forth rotational motion. In a scalar sense, this produces a series of longitudinal pulses being emitted from the source, like the rings formed by water when a rock is dropped in a pond. (see: Force and Force Fields for graphics.) An electrostatic field emanates just like a splash in a pond, where the pulse waves are "rocking the boat" of anything in the way.
In this image (from Wikipedia on Electrostatics), you can see that the objects being affected by a dielectric field are doing nothing more than transferring that longitudinal pulse from the side near the source, to the opposing side. The "+" is where the rock got dropped.
The "negative charge" is simply the electrical version of being pulled inward by the wave, just like the water on the shore is pulled out to sea before a big wave comes crashing in.
The "positive charge" is the object pulling on the space behind it, in response to being pulled on the other side, so it looks like it has the same "polarity."
Objects in an electrostatic field will often retain that "charge separation" because they picked up some of that rotational vibration from being shaken around. Not being a point source (as the + charge indicated), they are still sliding back-and-forth along the original wave axis, pushing and pulling, until something comes along (a ground) and dampens that motion.
What the dielectric "lines of force" indicate is the direction of wave propagation, the route these waves are traveling, just like they chart waves from the ocean approaching the shores:
In this diagram, the "charge" is a hurricane initiating the waves from a rotating point source. Note that the arrows on the ocean chart indicate the direction off travel of the longitudinal wavefronts. If you "connect a dot" with the arrows, you get the "lines of force."
Yes, this is a reciprocal perspective from the original concept of Faraday tubes, but I think it might be easier to understand than a bunch of springy tubes in an aether.
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