Physics Inside-Out
A Physics of Peace
© 2013
by Loren Booda
Our world reflects upon a sphere Revealing silvered twin From whose versed image shall appear The universe within. |
Contents
Phase Reality! | |
Quantum mechanics or relativity, upon inversion of phase space through Planck's constant or spacetime through the Planck length, reveals previously unexplored cosmological symmetries |
The essential challenge before us is to create a responsible and ethical philosophy of physics, testable yet not malicious. T-duality, a basic symmetry of superstrings, relates reciprocal variables through a Generalized Uncertainty Principle. (An informal introduction to superstrings, and T-duality in particular, may be found at The Official String Theory Web Site's String Theatre: The Second Superstring Revolution.) The two "Inside-Out" essays below assert basic physics utilizing a T-duality analog, "phase-duality," to modify first the Schrödinger wavefunction and secondly general relativity's metric tensor. P-duality juxtaposes these non-Newtonian theories and correlates nonlocal events with those local. P-duality manifests a concentric, limitless center to all observers, connecting our immediate to indirect experiences. P-duality simply recognizes phase in physics as having an analogous, reciprocal component. String theory, which innovated T-duality, substitutes for "standard" quantum gravity parameters a wave compactification among intraspatial dimensions. P-duality would double the dimensions available to the accustomed quantum wavefunction by establishing an inside-out (I-O) symmetry between conventional phase space and its dynamic inverse. Bell's interconnectedness theorem concludes: "No physical theory of local hidden variables [could] reproduce all of the predictions of quantum mechanics" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell's_theorem). Inside and outside dimensions, however, reciprocate by interference. The I-O complementarity enables many quantum interpretations -- like a novel perspective on quantum field theory with its virtual particles -- and explores semiclassical aspects of modern physics. Similarly, P-duality modifies Einstein's spacetime metric tensor by means of a quantized "action-equivalent radius of curvature" and compactifies spacetime by reciprocity within the local Planck radius. Faster-than-light (non-local) actions a', of quantum mechanics, can be modeled simply with local actions a turned "inside-out" about the singular surface of radius h, the value of Planck's constant. That is, h^{2}=aa'. Antigravitational (dark energy) spacetime intervals (Δs)', of general relativity, can be modeled simply with local spacetime intervals Δs turned "inside-out" about the singular surface of radius L*, the value of the Planck length. That is, (L*)^{2}=Δs(Δs)'. |
The following two essays on duality were inspired by Edward Witten, especially from his article "Reflections on the Fate of Spacetime," which appeared in Physics Today, April 1996. P-Duality: Quantum Mechanics Inside-Out | |
by Loren Booda | |
Interchanging variable action and Planck's constant in a real quantum wavefunction obtains a spectrum of virtual states that invert standard eigennumber solutions |
Inverted dimensions occur foremost in physical theory as part of the crystallographic reciprocal lattice. Mathematically, parallel lines on a plane approach a "vanishing point" at the horizon, conformal to the perspective from an observer with isotropic lines of sight including both horizon and parallels. Here, inverse phase space contains all virtual states described by "virtual wavefunctions," φ^{-}. Such wavefunctions differ from their conventional counterparts, φ, by the interchange of their variable actions S with h (Planck's constant). I. e., φ[S, h] ↔ φ^{-}[h, S]. (Square brackets indicate a function in general unless otherwise noted.) "Conventional" (real) phase space transforms to "inverse" (virtual) phase space, and vice versa, upon such a dynamic inversion through h. A virtual wavefunction generates action eigennumber solutions reciprocal and symmetric to those of its conventional counterpart. Together they obey both the de Broglie and Einstein postulates, and can be expressed in a linear Schrödinger equation. The mathematical justifications for a quantum wavefunction are essentially identical for both "real" and "virtual." The dual wavefunctions evolve particles from their mutual interference, increasing geometrically the productivity of either wavefunction alone. The mirror symmetry of P-duality is defined: virtual quantum states are represented in reciprocal phase space through an inverse wavefunction argument as real quantum states are represented in traditional phase space through a conventional wavefunction argument. The inverse time independent free-particle wavefunction, φ^{-}[r']=B'·exp(-2πi(h/r'p')), generates action eigennumbers reciprocal to those of the conventional time independent free-particle wavefunction,
φ[r]=B·exp(-2πi(rp/h)), and represents virtual, rather than real states. Action eigenvalues for the conventional wavefunction are S_{N}[φ[r]]=r_{N}p_{N}=hN/2, derived through Im[φ[r]]=0, a condition of arbitrary phase. Likewise, action eigenvalues for the inverse wavefunction are S_{N-}[φ^{-}[r']]=(r'_{N-})p'_{N-}=2h/N^{-}. N and N^{-} are nonzero integers. Action eigennumbers, n_{N} and n_{N-}, are simply action eigenvalues divided by h; thus, n_{N}=N/2, and n_{N-}=2/N^{-}. Because of the n_{N}=n_{N-} reciprocal symmetry, exclusively finite action entails there be no classically singular, zero-valued spin. Action eigenvalues of magnitude less than h/2 are defined as virtual, those between or including h/2 and 2h as mixed, and those greater than 2h as real. Both wavefunctions φ[r] and φ^{-}[r'] share exclusively the action eigenvalues satisfying N/2=2/N^{-}; that is, corresponding to spins 1/2, 1 and 2 -- those of most familiar particles: fermions, photons, and gravitons, respectively. Photons, having spin one, manifest as maximally symmetric (i. e., of shared eigenvalue ground state) between real and virtual phase space. The principle of least action localizes particles near S =h, downward from real, and upward from virtual actions, into the arena of mixed (shared) states. A primordial singularity transformed into a bivalent state, whence real and virtual phase spaces maintain initially local entanglements. They generate the family of subatomic particles from their own interference, φ[r]·φ^{-}[r']=B·B'·exp(-2πi(rp/h+h/r'p'))=B·B'·exp(-2πi(n_{N}+1/n_{N-})), with action solutions based on the Fibonacci series. In this regard, n_{N} and n_{N-} compare respectively to vibration numbers and to winding numbers of T-duality in string theory.The one-dimensional time dependent virtual Schrödinger equation, (-(2πh)^{2}/2m)(∂^{2}[1/x']/(∂[φ^{-}[1/x',1/t']]^{2})) + V[1/x',1/t'](1/φ^{-}[1/x',1/t']) =i2πh(∂[1/t']/(∂φ^{-}[1/x',1/t'])) describes the mechanics of reciprocal phase space through its corresponding time dependent virtual wavefunction solution φ^{-}[1/x',1/t']=A'·exp(2πih(1/x'(p_{x})'+1/E't')) with its inverted units. For a free particle in one dimension: conventional-real ↔ inverse-virtual Wavefunctions (φ): φ=C·exp(2πixp_{x}/h) ↔ φ'=C'·exp(2πih/x'(p_{x'})') Operators (*): (p_{x})*=(-ih/2π)(∂/∂x) ↔ (1/(p_{x'})')*=(-i/2πh)(∂/∂[1/x']) (x*)δ(x-`x)=(`x)δ(x-`x) ↔ ((1/x')*)δ(1/x'-1/`x')=(1/`x')δ(1/x'-1/`x') where δ represents the Kronecker delta function Commutators: [x*, p*]=ih/2π ↔ [(1/x')*, (1/(p_{x'})')*]=i/2πh Hamiltonians: H*=((p_{x})*)^{2}/2m=-((h/2π)^{2}/2m)∂^{2}/∂x^{2} ↔ (1/H')*=(1/((p_{x'})')*)^{2}2m=-((2πh)^{-2}2m)∂^{2}/∂[1/x']^{2} Spectra: E=nhν ↔ E'=hν'/n' Photons passing "singly" through a double-slit apparatus develop an interference pattern at its screen similar to that projected there by "simultaneous" pairs of photons. Reciprocal phase space interferes with conventional phase space to realize the information as an individual photon wave-packet. The projected wave pattern is essentially the same whether one photon at a time interacts with the slits, or an astronomical number are thus randomly affected. Entangled from a common cosmological original event, these mutually nested phase spaces together enable single particles to "self interfere" coherently where N/2=2/N^{-}. In other words, quanta mediate an inverse/conventional wavefunction interference, comparable to that accustomed of two conventional wavefunctions. For instance, a radioactive atom's decay is determined through interference associating its underlying inverted eigenstates with their correlates, the real phase space states with which we are familiar. An EPR experiment, starting with a singlet "zero" spin state, needs to consider first the possible vacuum field effects in that neighborhood. These primarily determine, before decay, the half-life of the parent particle through the real/virtual phase space interference unique to it. This experiment progresses much like the double-slit situation. The paired photons emitted sustained quantum entanglement, a statistical correlation inherent to the intersecting phase histories of each. Entanglement thus entails virtual wavefunctions interfering with actual ones: reciprocally nested phase spaces maintain probabilistic causality without necessitating superluminal signaling, "hidden" variables, or myriad obsolete universes. Any zero spin field quantization would seem to violate the finitude of corresponding inverse phase space actions. Classically speaking, spin zero is not allowed in P-duality, but through quantum uncertainty, spontaneous particles can "bootstrap" potentially null regions to overcome that constraint. Thus, conventional phase space could sustain its spin continuity through complementarity, with particle pairs produced from the vacuum. Secondly, consider a six-dimensional conventional phase space manifold embedded continuously with spin vectors. It would require a topologically singular four-dimensional zero-spin space whose volume might define a spacetime horizon not meeting the zero spin exclusion. Still thirdly, six compactified dimensions coupled reciprocally at Planck constant action to six outer dimensions could satisfy, within six apparent dimensions, the criteria for phase space's seeming nonzero spin. Picture an ellipsoid in phase space given by (rM*c)^{2}+(pL*)^{2}=h^{2} where M* and L* are mass and length Planck units, r is radial displacement, p is its corresponding momentum, c the speed of light and h, Planck's constant. Let that ellipsoid represent a photonic harmonic oscillator mediating real/mixed phase space (rM*c)^{2}+(pL*)^{2}≥(h/2)^{2} without, and virtual/mixed phase space (r'M*c)^{2}+(p'L*)^{2}≤(2h)^{2} within. Both quantum locality and uncertainty are depicted by this ellipsoidal Planck scale physics. This pairing of the inner, inverted phase space with the outer, conventional phase space recovers locally all values: r≥L*/2 ↔ r'≤ 2L* and p≥M*c/2 ↔ p'≤ 2M*c. Their symmetry enables quantum measurement to include submicroscopically the entire range of macroscopic phase space. Wavefunction "collapse" now manifests Born probabilities in an accessible, physical transformation, having lost its discontinuous, immaterial character to the inverse wavefunction φ^{-}[r], a local information equivalent to φ[r]. Correlated from the original Planck vacuum, mutually reciprocal phase spaces enable seemingly simultaneous action-at-a-distance in spacetime. A system such as Wheeler's "galactic interferometer" translates as compactified within a virtual ellipsoidal phase space proximal to the observer, describing why its observed interference effects appear instantaneous. The Schrödinger cat thought experiment employs an enclosure surrounding a radioactive source, a Geiger counter, a vial of poison and a cat. The setup has the potential to measure the decay of the source, break the vial and thus kill the cat. To an observer outside, the cat would exist as a quantum superposition of dead cat/live cat -- whereupon the box is opened, revealing the near absolute mortality or vitality of the feline. This Copenhagen interpretation posits a wavefunction collapse when this box is opened, causing an immediate mathematical projection between complex states within the cavity and the wall lattice, realizing one macroscopic result. More materially, Bragg diffraction at the container demonstrates that the cat is never completely enclosed, thus allowing information (e.g. radioactive decay, signaling or brain waves) from within the closed box to be observed on its outside. Through the entire spectrum, any enclosure exhibiting Bragg diffraction would reveal its interior states. In general, radiation escaping the container interferes incompletely with the quantum nature of its walls, determining that inner state(s) manifest either a live or a dead cat -- to an astronomical certainty. Wavefunction reciprocal actions may provide gravitational, electric or magnetic "singularities" continuity, since they can transform a real Dirac delta function into a virtual, smooth function. Upon inversion, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle -- as well as entropy -- reverse their inequalities (with action eigenvalue lower limit N=1 now the upper limit N^{-}=1) from ΔrΔp≥h/2 to Δr'Δp'≤ 2h. Conventionally, a singular interval, where Δr→ 0, complements a momentum uncertainty Δp→∞. Alternatively, inverse phase space allows Δp' finite for Δr'→ 0. This enables local virtual momentum N^{-} states to represent quasi-continuously their unbounded self-energy. Summing every momentum state of inverse phase space gives a practically infinite internal energy of compactification within the ellipsiod of uncertainty. The real phase space of a double-slit experiment maps conformally through the ellipsoid of uncertainty, revealing a "photon's eye view" which transposes actions such as those at the slits, screen or light source. The photon's ellipsoidal perspective interrelates the subluminal aspects of that experimental phase space with the superluminal virtual states, in effect turning the universe inside-out. Now the Casimir experiment incorporates cancellation or reinforcement of virtual waves with the environment (lab walls, particles in space, observer, Earth etc.) outside its plates. The virtual wavefunction of an infinite well potential has energy states with values reciprocal to those of the conventional infinite well wavefunction. Solutions of virtual wavefunctions with their inverted geometry thus juxtapose standard quantum field theory calculations. P-duality, sharing mathematical properties initially attributed to strings by T-duality, derives phase-dependent action through traditional and reciprocal wavefunction symmetries. It also guides our accustomed philosophy of modern physics towards a new realism. Before we enact the hypothetical, albeit beautiful dimensionality of string or M-theory, compactification by inversion through action h can obtain a dual universe of accessible phase space states. Not only do many principles of quantum mechanics fit this "inside-out" nature in accord with P-duality, further study reveals parallels to possible spacetime reciprocity (see the next article). Quantum interpretation oversees two complementary, aboriginally entangled and reciprocally nested phase spaces. Interpreting the philosophy of observer as participant indicates the quantum realm as dualistic yet unified. 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P-Duality: General Relativity Inside-Out | |
by Loren Booda | |
This approach to general relativity calculates a first order "action-equivalent radius of curvature," whose quantum correction (10^{13} cm for a giant spiral galaxy) alters the radial vector of the accustomed metric |
The "semiclassical metric tensor," g^{μν}[r±δr], generates intervals of quantum spacetime divergent from the Δs of conventional general relativity. This modified tensor includes a first-order correction, an action-equivalent radius of curvature δr=g^{μν}[r] Δx_{μ} (n_{N})^{1/2}L*/R_{H}, where n_{N} are real action eigennumbers (see the previous "P-Duality: Quantum Mechanics Inside-Out"), i. e. relative uncertainties, and δr is the action-equivalent radius of curvature. L*, the Planck length -- typical of Planck scale physics -- and the Hubble radius R_{H} approximate the extrema of measurable spacetime curvature. R_{H}/L*=(n_{max})^{1/2} represents the characteristic quantum number for spacetime. The absolute range of action eigennumbers is n_{max} -- on the order of the dimensionless cosmological constant, Λ. A real action S[r]=n_{N}h≥h/2 implies a radial vector correction of conventional spacetime, and a virtual action S[r']=(n_{N-})h≤ 2h implies a radial vector correction of inverse spacetime; intermediate shared actions denote mixed states, of which S[r]=S[r']=h represents a shared event horizon. The inertial correction for a giant spiral galaxy's parameters (Borne, NASA) is |δr|=10^{13}cm, since |Δx_{μ}|=10^{23}cm, (n_{N})^{1/2}=(10^{75}erg-sec/10^{-27}erg-sec)^{1/2}=10^{51} and L*/R_{H}=10^{-61}. The n_{N-} establish virtual states' "P-duality" formulation for the semiclassical metric tensor, where δr'=g^{μν}[r'] Δx_{μ} (n_{N-})^{1/2}R_{H}/L*, These geometrodynamic states of virtual action associate primarily with look-back, macrocosmic curvature - including an inverted image in reversed time nearing the big bang. Such inverse spacetime approaching R_{H} manifests physics much as conventional spacetime approaching L*, only modified by curvatures proportional to their radii. Increasing action involves quantum resonances for both spacetime curvature outward from L* and inverse spacetime inward from R_{H}. Conventional spacetime reciprocated through L* effectively obeys the naked singularity "dress code" by shielding an otherwise discernable center beneath the Planck horizon. (A concerted effort, Cambridge Relativity, from a world-class university, describes the ins and outs of curved and singular spacetime with a plethora of informative visuals and basic concepts detailed.) An infinite material universe eventually replicates any constituent body a near-infinite number of times. Likewise, an observer incorporates almost countless outside physical entities as virtual in reciprocal spacetime. The n_{N} and n_{N-} comprise eigennumbers, solutions to the time independent free-particle wavefunction of arbitrary phase,
Im[φ[r]]=B·sin(-2πn[r])=B·sin(-2πrp/h)=B·sin(-2πS[r]/S*)=0, Im[φ^{-}[r']]=B'·sin(-2πn^{-}[r'])=B'·sin(-2πh/r'p')=B'·sin(-2πS*/S[r'])=0, and the n_{N-} ↔ 1/n_{N} for nonzero n_{N-} and n_{N}. g^{μν}[r±δr] fluctuates discretely in real space from g^{μν}[0] to g^{μν}[2r], whereas the vectors x_{μ} and x_{ν} vary continuously. The metric g^{μν}[0] refers to counteracting radial spacetime vectors (as on an asymptotically "naked" and extreme charged nonrotating black hole). That of g^{μν}[2r] refers to maximally reinforcing radial spacetime vectors (as toward the equator of an uncharged extreme Kerr geometry). Through the Higgs mechanism's spontaneous symmetry breaking, particles decay from the false vacuum into our true vacuum with the acquisition of mass. Real (true) and virtual (false) spacetimes can justify the dilution of the vacuum energy ~10^{122} fold from the predicted Planck density to the empirical critical universal density. The linear black hole mass density, c^{2}/G=10^{28}g/cm, moderates spacetime geometry from the foaming Planck region through the outwardly accelerating dark energy. Spacetime bounded by concentric event horizons can repeat reciprocally. Such transforms as [L*, R_{H}] ↔ [R_{H}, L*] alter geometrodynamic sign and magnitude over four spacetime dimensions. There three compactified (embedded) dimensions of L* ≥ r ≥ (L*)^{2}/R_{H} themselves directly embed two further compactified dimensions of (L*)^{2}/R_{H} ≥ r ≥ (L*)^{3}/(R_{H})^{2} which directly embed even further one dimension of (L*)^{3}/(R_{H})^{2} ≥ r ≥ (L*)^{4}/(R_{H})^{3}, itself projected onto a gravitational singularity. Four+three+two+one+zero=ten dimensions of holographic space(time) have greater symmetry than those of current string theory, with its four spacetime dimensions and six compactified dimensions. Sequence of measurement, more exacting than objectivity alone, provides a fundamental physical standard for assessing change in quantum cosmology. Quantum mechanics retains its space/time dichotomy and relativity its spacetime unity, with sequencing inherent to the dynamical changes in both. There are two states of change: measurement, and statistical continuity between measurements. Action eigenvalues represent the possible sequential permutations -- Planck steps, (n_{N})^{1/2}L*/R_{H} -- that observation's action follows. Null (0) [unit (±h)] eigenvalues define successive compatible [complementary] measurements. Each quantum number orders time-independently overall, obeying a random walk statistic. It is indeed possible for retrograde, sequential action. A partial history of Planck steps lost to statistics represents the underdetermination within quantum mechanics. The dual metrics (modified by the action-equivalent radii of curvature) symmetrize isotropically onto the Planck and Hubble surfaces, correlating their conventional and inverse spacetimes. The solutions to cosmological constant, isotropy, flatness, magnetic monopole, horizon and dark flow problems -- tentatively addressed by the inflationary model -- may otherwise arise from the bivalent spacetimes, aboriginally radiating apart from a common, correspondent and singular geometrodynamic shell. Submicroscopic, reciprocal and virtual geodesics represent interiorly those which are macroscopic, proportional and real exteriorly. Inversion, like inflation, entangles the submicroscopic with the macroscopic. Quantum cosmology could reflect inwardly those phenomena which dark mass-energy would claim outwardly. (A beautiful account, The Cosmological Constant by Sean M. Carroll, explores thoroughly and generously the ramifications of Λ, Einstein's curious prescience.) |
Matters of Gravity | |
by Loren Booda | |
Speculations on curved spacetime |
The "Hubble acceleration," a_{H}=c^{2}/R_{H}=cH_{0}=6 x 10^{-8} cm/s^{2}, demarcates a critical radial dynamic for galaxies' outlying halos and larger bodies. There the influence of so-called dark matter begins and spacetime expands (quantum mechanical acceleration can be considerably less). Following the rotation curve for a given galaxy, one notices the departure from conventional luminous matter motion at approximately the rotational velocity v with radius r so that a_{H}=v^{2}/r. This asserts that a radial universal expansion parameter -- i. e. the Hubble acceleration -- also affects rotational dynamics. The concept of "dark matter" might arise in large part from a quantizing of a_{H}, the lower limit to classical acceleration. If so, this would indicate a characteristic of baryonic matter's inertia to disprove an "ultraviolet catastrophe" (analogous to that of the blackbody). The effects of "dark matter" on large-scale galactic structures, limited by compliance with quantized acceleration correspondence, may agree with the ratio between the speed of light squared and the Hubble horizon radius. A unified theory of physics has been evasive by considering only a continuum of unification. In other words, we have paired spacetime events with quantum measurements -- that they are inclusively connected. Quantum measurements, however, may correspond discretely to points in spacetime, versus a cosmological continuum. Wavefunction "collapse" could occur, say, at such singularities unique to the intersections of geodesics at locally maximal probabilities. A partial connectiveness between spacetime and quanta could be fundamental to accommodating the unification of physics. At somewhat extragalactic distances, matter flows (co-moves) with the expanding spacetime, but experiences disparity in relative motion with dark energy. If so, there should be a measurable interaction between far field, static vacuum-matter motion and dark energy field, kinetic vacuum-matter motion. Hubble acceleration, reacting from the force of dark energy, could manifest a quasi-frictional explanation for their relative dynamics. M* is the characteristic mass of quantum gravity. This Planck mass demarcates exclusively quantum dimensions from those of black hole masses. Symmetry between these regions implies a duality for the two classes of entities. The Planck particle, with its mass M*, itself shares and interrelates properties of black holes and quanta. Since inverting the mass scale around M* compares black holes and quanta one-to-one, a black hole could be a real quantum "inside-out" - in terms of that scale - and vice versa: (M_{black hole}·M_{quantum})^{1/2}=M_{Planck}, where M is mass. The averaged electric n-pole moment of the observable universe acts upon an electron's charge with the same force as the averaged observable universe mass upon an electron mass. In other words, where n=10^{81}: (keq_{n-pole}/Gm_{e}M_{Universe})~1. Bands' vibrations can be counted by their number of twists in spacetime. For instance, an untwisted band has "vibration" energy zero Planck units. A typical one-twist Moebius band has vibration energy one Planck unit. Two twists yield vibration energy two Planck units, etc. The width of the band is dualistic to its number of twists, as winding numbers are to vibration numbers in string theory. A string does not differentiate between number of twists, and therefore represents a special case of bands. Zero Planck length width, characteristic of strings and classically forbidden due to its divergent energy, yields its virtual self for less than a corresponding Planck time. A one Planck length width sustains a "winding" number of energy one Planck unit. A two Planck length width sustains a winding number of energy one-half Planck unit, etc. Is there a measurable difference between the gravity within a universe surrounded by a shell of matter and that which is not? Bell correlation between horizons: Do polarization cross-sections from opposite microwave background n-poles disobey the Bell inequality? Quantum cryptography can, in principle, be broken by comparing a seemingly random string of qubits to its gravitational signature. Is it possible for two photons to co-orbit stably, solely by attraction between their mutual energies (photonium)? Is a universe, or black hole -- which can collapse to a singularity itself -- composed soley of singularities? Was the big bang singularity "local" or "global"? There may be a period for which a supernova has an interior of coalescing black holes which Hawking-radiate free quarks. Does any spacetime region enclose a comparatively minimum energy density? Consider, a problem in quantum geometrodynamics: the evolution of a zero curvature geodesic manifold in a massless, uniform vacuum potential. Rather than be constructed with the familiar "compactified" dimensions on the Planck scale, superstring extradimensions of fractal values could exist interstitially to those integral-valued. Fractal space, like compactified space, can represent the resonances underlying physics. Say the big bang event originated from the linear imaginary timeline interval (i∞, iT*], which was inverted within the interval [iT*, 0] and -- as continuous time through the spacetime singularity -- to real timeline inversion within the interval [0, T*] onto the linear timeline interval [T*, ∞). "Looking" back in time to the edge of our universe, one effectively sees a world turned inside-out. Relative to our position, the singular space that made up the first moment of the cosmos is now inflated across the sky at a horizon of at least 10^{56} cm. The universe that we experience outward is one of seeming finite density towards the inverted big bang. Physicists learn that to look out is to look back, but not the obvious, that the retrospective big bang is there magnified overall. The ultimate spacetime horizon delineates a perspective on the eventual inversion of the universe, and reveals itself as the initial singularity surrounding us. While looking outward involves looking back in time, looking inward similarly recalls energies whose resonances reach back to the cosmological origin. The quantum mechanical interactions of today emulate the synthesis of elementary particles in that early universe. Observers relate universal dynamics soon after the big bang with those in their own subatomic neighborhood; these differ primarily in associated spacetime curvatures. As particle accelerators explore shorter and shorter wavelengths, they not only reveal processes of QCD, GUT and Planck regions evolving locally, but affirm likewise their correlation to the mechanics nearer the big bang. Microverse approaching local singularity maps onto macroverse reaching toward its event horizon. The boundary of our cosmos was, at least once, zero-dimensional according to general relativity. The vacuum of present spacetime embodies a dynamic archetype of primordial expansion. Immediate to us, a virtual big bang is born anew every moment. Regarding the "black hole information paradox," a black hole's "singularity" is apparently a composite of Planck structures. Information about the "singularity" would manifest at the black hole horizon as the only variables we may know about a black hole (from the "No Hair" theorem): mass, spin, and charge (and derivations thereof). The extreme symmetry of the Schwarzschild black hole transfers coherently (much like an "isotropic laser") such information that is allowed about the singularity. This Bekensteinian data manifests interior structure at the black hole surface as No Hair quantities or their gradients, including those of temperature. This suggests that two dimensional mass, spin and charge project holographically into three dimensional information and vice versa. Are there any physical bodies besides a Schwarzchild black hole whose entropy is directly calculable from their Bekensteinian quantum geometries, i.e. what of a Schwarzchild black hole were extremely charged, with singularity gravitational attraction exactly offset by surface electromagnetic repulsion? Let two equivalent Schwarzschild black hole singularities separate by twice their conventional horizon radius. When so "contiguous," their gravitational field weakens by opposite attraction at the point of greatest symmetry (Lagrange point). Convergent black holes, then, create paradoxically a significant region of sublight escape velocity. Photons which impinge upon (the critical impact parameter of) such an individual black hole to become trapped would not necessarily when extrapolated to the two hole situation. A gravitational black hole abhors a "naked" mass singularity, but allows it the observable property of charge, with correspondent electromagnetic field. Similarly, the horizon radius r for "electronic black holes" (where m_{e}c^{2}=e^{2}/4πε_{0}r, r=2.81 x 10^{-13} cm) limits what we may eventually know about the electromagnetic structure of a charged particle. An electronic black hole (E.B.H.), typical near the scale of a proton, has a particular charge whose electrical potential magnitude equals its associated rest mass-energy. E.B.H.'s are entities so gravitationally bound against electric repulsion at a given radius as to be reproduced by the energy of attempted E-M measurement. As with strong force quark color confinement, charge singularity (i. e., E.B.H.) observation itself denies direct ("naked") E-M information. Hawking radiation propagates from a black hole's event horizon. Lightlike geodesics in ordinary spacetime might also demarcate Hawking pair production, with the density of real particle production greater within their curvature, and lesser without. An arbitrary region of elliptically symmetric spacetime actually creates such a density gradient of particles whose Hawking probabilities would arise from ordinary geodesic curvatures. Paradoxically, black holes have the upper universal limit for luminosity at their least mass-energy, but the lower universal limit for luminosity at their greatest mass-energy. A cosmic isotropy duality hypothesis states: construct a closed surface in spacetime. Mass-energy without and mass-energy within move overall to preserve their common isotropic projection upon the shell, including position and apparent spin. This Gaussian law interrelates observer and object, applies to inverse-square radiation (that is, not finite-ranged) and generalizes to any spacetime 2-D manifold. The uncertainty of the radiation impinging upon the shell applies to quantum change in entropy across the varying manifold. This evolving layer could correspond to a black hole surface area. A photon is... ...the unit of information ...the standard of measurement ...the equivalent of mass ...the definition of spacetime ...the quantum of uncertainty ...the mediator of charge ...the carrier of light. *A state-of-the-art review in PDF, The Cosmic Triangle: Revealing the State of the Universe, by likewise distinguished authors, deserves exceptional note here for those wondering how mass, expansion, and curvature combine critically to determine the fate of our cosmos.* |
Relativity's Complex Probability | |
by Loren Booda | |
Complex spacetime relates to complex probability, the nonconjugated wavefunction squared |
1. The Hilbert space observer state vector is orthogonal to that of the object. 2. Relativity mediates observer-object action. 3. The object state vector minus the observer state vector yields the complex relative state vector. 4. The complex relative state vector corresponds to a complex squared nonconjugated wavefunction, i. e., complex probability. 5. The complex squared conjugated wavefunction determines normalization of observer-object relativity. (John Archibald Wheeler, but not Stephen Hawking, argued against using the imaginary number i as a relativistic reality.) |
Black Hole Internal Supersymmetry | |
by Loren Booda | |
Statistics of quanta in black holes relies on a supersymmetry there between fermions and bosons |
Conventional black hole physics has sole extensive measurable quantities charge, mass, and angular momentum (the "No Hair" theorem). From these, the Hawking temperature, T, can be found. The statistical distribution n[B. H.] is a function of T, and predicts the occupation of the hole's internal quantum states with unobservable quanta: n[B. H.]=n[F. D.]+n[B. E.]=csch(ε/κT) where it is assumed that T is much greater than the T_{F} for this black hole. The quantum within that normally designates Fermi-Dirac or Bose-Einstein statistics by its half- or whole-integer spin values has "lost its hair". Note: Black hole equilibrium above requires the constraints put forth by Stephen Hawking in his seminal paper, Black Holes and Thermodynamics (Phys Rev D, 15 Jan 1976, p. 191-197). |
Macromechanics | |
by Loren Booda | |
Cosmological redshift data may indicate discrete resonances of a "spherical box" universe Bessel function |
Imagine the observable universe to be Minkowskian and modelled with a "spherical box" potential of event horizon radius R_{H}. The solution for the special relativistic wavefunction in this case is from a spherical Bessel function of order zero. The significant, second harmonic of this function inscribes a "null" shell of radius .5R_{H}. That solution predicts a minimum for quasar sightings near redshift z=.732, if the universe were indeed Minkowskian. Chaotic motion would rarefy classical objects at this radius, and the wavefunction there would equal zero, attenuating quanta. Such equilibrium could have established and maintained large scale structures since the nebulous early universe. Research the Sloan Digital Sky Survey for dilution of populations near redshift z=.732. |
Tunneling from beyond the Event Horizon | |
by Loren Booda | |
Blueshifted images from outside the cosmological event horizon may tunnel information across classically forbidden spacetime |
Alan Guth, in his original paper, Inflationary universe: A possible solution to the horizon and flatness problems (Phys Rev D, 15 Jan 1981, p. 347-355), discusses the magnitude of inflation to be at least 10^{83} volumes greater than that of our observable universe. Thus we may physically realize continuous spacetime a linear factor more than 5 x 10^{27} beyond the Hubble radius, R_{H}=1.4 x 10^{28} cm. We can actually experience tunneling from this external spacetime where its velocity relative to us is less than the speed of light. The universe's event horizon is defined by the radius where spacetime's recessional velocity from the observer equals light speed. What if, beyond this horizon, there exists a region of space whose peculiar velocity (that deviating from the global velocity-distance relationship) toward us causes a blueshift relative to the horizon? Its velocity relative to us might be subluminal, tunneling information to us from outside our classically observable universe. By virtue of its relativistic potential, this tunneling allows us to see through a classically forbidden zone. There may be extensive, radically peculiar regions of such spacetime that from our perspective might create fluctuations in background radiation, or gravitational lensing. Consider Planck black holes to be at first seeded and later collapsed around the GUT era, inflation-bound with superluminality then returning to the original expansion. There could be multiple concentric event horizons (cycles) alternating outward over many multiples of c. The initial horizon is defined by where the conventional-time cosmos first expands away from the observer at the speed of light. Beyond that a mirror tachyonic spacetime (c<v<2c) reverses the direction of time, as does the third region of spacetime (2c<v<3c) over that of the second, establishing "forward" time once more. This continues for n cycles, where n>10^{55}/10^{28}, the ratio between the ultimate inflationary and primarily localized universe radii. Regions of alternating expansion and compression would have manifested relative to each other. The potential for forming microscopic black holes developed within those limits. These holes were characterized by the time period of inflation (~10^{-35} seconds), whose radial growth factor (mentioned above) perhaps exceeded 10^{28}. Inflation's spacetime superluminality conveyed initial Planck wavelengths on to further attenuation as lower-energy resonances. These "geons" (Wheeler's stable, charged microminiature black holes) would in turn generate more familiar particles. Inflation is also accessible here and now in the high energy (10^{-24} cm) region, approximately the GUT scale. Consider communications of that wavelength, first at light speed relative to broadcasters/receivers. By adjusting the signal phase, tunneling into this higher inflationary harmonic subatomically might achieve relatively "faster-than-light" communication around the equivalent frequency 10^{35} sec^{-1}. |
Symmetry and the Superuniverse | |
by Loren Booda | |
Cosmological parametric dualities suggest statistically the existence of maximally symmetric superuniverses |
By considering the asymmetry of our observable universe, a maximally symmetric "superuniverse" may be realized. J_{max}=the maximum known angular momentum of any structure in the observed universe. =10^{75} erg-sec for a giant spiral galaxy (Borne, NASA). =σ σ=10^{102}=the minimum number of angular momentum quanta equivalent to J_{max}. Angular momentum can be right or left handed. Units of For large N, N=σ^{2}=10^{204}, where N is the Gaussian
total units of J_{super(avg)}=N Similar symmetry arguments apply to positive/negative charge and matter/antimatter dualities. |
by Loren Booda
If man can prove that science is knowledge, That wisdom reigns absolute in his college, The professor, who utters a vague "Cogito..." Is unsure of himself but desires to know. Know of the limit of science he loves, Know the unbounded, which his heart proves, Know of uncertainty, shadows in fear, To embrace his beliefs with the truth he holds dear. |
The "Booda Theorem" | |
by Loren Booda | |
Cubic polynomials relate to their characteristic slopes |
Prove: For a cubic polynomial with local maximum and minimum, the slope of the line connecting them is 2/3 of the slope at the inflection point. The third-degree coefficient can be considered arbitrary, since it determines solely the overall scale of the function. p[x]=x^{3}+bx^{2}+cx+d p'[x]=3x^{2}+2bx+c p''[x]=6x+2b Inflection point: p''[x]=0 6x+2b=0 x=-b/3 Slope of inflection point: p'[-b/3]=3(-b/3)^{2}+2b(-b/3)+c=b^{2}/3-2b^{2}/3+c=-b^{2}/3+c Relative maximum and minimum of For cubic polynomials with a local maximum and minimum, b^{2}>3c: x, x=(-b±(b^{2}-3c)^{1/2})/3 for those extrema. The slope between them is: δy/δx, and δy=x^{3}+bx^{2}+cx+d-(x^{3}+bx^{2}+cx+d)=x^{3}-x^{3}+b(x^{2}-x^{2})+c(x-x)=(x-x)(x^{2}+xx+x^{2}+bx+bx+c) , δx=(x-x), so δy/δx=x^{2}+xx+x^{2}+bx+bx+c . Substituting in the above quadratic solutions for x,x: x^{2}=b^{2}/9-2b(b^{2}-3c)^{1/2}/3+(b^{2}-3c)/9 and x^{2}=b^{2}/9+2b(b^{2}-3c)^{1/2}/3+(b^{2}-3c)/9 , x^{2}+x^{2}=(4b^{2}-6c)/9 and xx=(b^{2}-(b^{2}-3c))/9=3c/9 and b(x+x)=b(-2b/3)=-6b^{2}/9 . The slope between maximum and minimum is: x^{2}+x^{2}+xx+bx+bx+c=(4b^{2}-6c)/9+3c/9-6b^{2}/9+9c/9=2/3(-b^{2}/3+c) Q.E.D. This theorem (suggested by Dewey Allen, then of Arlington, Virginia, under the tutelage of Wilbur Mountain) was first proved by the author when 16 years old. |
It is not enough to think logically; one must recognize the logic in thought - L. B.
Fine-Structure Constant Cosmology | |
by Loren Booda | |
The fine-structure constant reveals itself numerically as a measure of inflation between quantum and cosmos |
The reciprocal fine-structure constant, 1/α, is dimensionless and equal to
My conjecture, 1/α=log_{2}(R_{H}/r_{proton}) or, 2^{1/α}=R_{H}/r_{proton} gives R_{H}=1.4 ± 0.1 x 10^{28} cm (the Hubble constant equivalent of 70 ± 1 km sec^{-1} Mpc^{-1}, in very close agreement with supernovae data), for a commonly accepted value of r_{proton}=0.85 ± 0.05 x 10^{-13} cm, the RMS proton radius. The Hubble radius yields a cosmological black hole radius minimum of R_{H}, while the proton is sometimes referred to as an "electronic black hole." Of all the problems in "Big Numbers," few have a relation so simple yet exact. The exponential relation between the fine-structure constant and the universal horizon radius/proton radius ratio might indicate a measure of inflation. |
Neurophysiological Uncertainty | |
by Loren Booda | |
An analog to quantum uncertainty develops for nervous electrical discharges |
The classical electrical activity of a nerve cell suggests that nervous impulses (spikes) are to the nervous system what electrons are to a physical system: "quanta" ruled by a principle of uncertainty. Analogous to Planck's constant, h, a "neurophysiological uncertainty," U_{ψ}, arises from the basic parameters of nervous activity. To find U_{ψ}, one calculates the minimum product of energy and time for the neuronal action potential across the synapse. This spike lasts 1 millisecond, with an average potential change of 40 millivolts. Assuming the minimum one electron involved, we have:
U_{ψ}=.001[s]· .04[V]· 1[e]· 1.6 x 10^{-19}[J/eV] = 6.4 x 10^{-24}[J-s] = 10^{10}h. The factor 10^{10} approximately equals the number of active neurons in the human brain. The neuron appears to be an electron integrator and a brain differentiator; namely, the action of the neuron is to that of the brain as the action of the electron is to that of the neuron. Together, observer uncertainty U_{ψ} and object uncertainty h have evolved into a correspondence principle. The neurophysiological quantum number defines as N_{ψ}=U_{ψ}/h=10^{10}. The action potential is described in the solution to the differential equation derived by the neurophysiologists A. L. Hodgkin and A. F. Huxley. Replace the potential V[x,t] in the quantum mechanical Schrödinger equation
i to solve the probability wavefunction ψ[x,t]. ψ[x,t] describes the various states that electrons occupy in synapses. |
Configuration Complementarity | |
by Loren Booda | |
Observer and object as quantum complements affect physical objectivity and uncertainty |
1. Complementarity is the compare and contrast of the physical world. In his book "At Home in the Universe," John Archibald Wheeler paraphrased Bohr's definition of complementarity (page 18): "The use of certain concepts in the description of nature automatically excludes the use of other concepts, which however, in another connection are equally necessary for the description of this phenomenon." Quantum measurement yields an object state whose complement traditionally remains in complex Hilbert space. Of the many quantum interpretations, none seems to suggest that the process of complementarity may unfold exclusively in the relatively real, accessible phase space of an "observer-object." Here the observer provides herself as the locus for the complement to the quantum object. A compatible measurement retains the observer-object status quo, while a complementary measurement causes a wavefunction phase shift. We measure directly the momentum of the quantum object, only to react with an uncertainty of displacement upon our immediate personal perception. As momentum complements position, an observer's state complements that of her quantum object. Upon measuring directly a displacement of Planck length L*, the measurer would receive a momentum reaction equal to h/L*, or 4,000,000 gm-cm/sec, beyond the kick of a mule. Normally, though, the observer does not appreciate the physical sensation of complementarity. The observer has acquired a participatory role with quantum mechanics and cosmology. The observer-object classicizes traditionally distinct quantum entities by treating them much like an observer within the living cosmos she occupies. One might think that by including the observer, quantum reckoning would become subjective. However, separating ourselves from our own observation actually subjectifies the measurement. The set of observer-objects is indeed the intermediary between quanta and cosmos. Large scale configurations complement a multitude of observers. Simultaneity can hold in either observer-object quantized phase space or its relative spacetime, but not both for any given event. Observer-object states trade an accustomed uncertainty of action for that of interval. So, if the observer-object system is quasi-classical, it interchanges a subjective and uncertain relativity with an objective and measured wavefunction. |
Observer memory complexity complements observed macroscopic structure, and thus retains a "reverse multiverse" |
2. "We exist through observation." An observer is one who finds patterns from seeming disorder - even entropy describes a definable process. Entropy depends not only on the states of a configuration, but also on the network of interconnections (entanglements) between states. Anentropic by nature of retrospection, this latter "pattern memory" potentially surpasses entropy's states exponentially in magnitude. Configurations correlate the entropic effect of measurement upon the environment with the incorporation of information in the observer's pattern memory. Our ability to predict, perceive, and remember patterns evolves from the anentropic components of observation. The observer's constituent pattern memory is juxtaposed against her sequence of observations. Our physical system is one that maximizes the number of interconnections overall. The classical measurer's ignorance of physical future contrasts her own lookback, interconnective history - a "reverse multiverse" pattern memory. Just as a well-ordered closed system of states is bound statistically to convert to disorder overall, it likewise generates locally ordered mnemonic networks. Again, a "random" process has as its complement anentropic memory. |
Quantum mechanics corresponds to classical indistinguishability |
3. What is the largest set of intensive quantum numbers in common between different classical configurations in the observable universe? Beyond a certain complexity, do statistics require cosmologically only unique forms of physical entities to exist? I.e., is the correspondence principle limited by the distinguishability of overall classical configurations? For instance, any two hydrogen atoms have a relatively high probability of sharing most quantum numbers, while organic molecules are less likely to. It follows that there exists an upper bound to complexity (e.g. life itself) within our finite cosmos. There, at most two macroscopic configurations of maximally identical quantum numbers likely occur. Consider sets of intensive quantum numbers approaching this cosmic limit as enumerating the symmetry of the correspondence principle - to demarcate the quantum from the classical. A quantum equation converts into its classical correspondent by replacing h, Planck's constant, with zero. A continuum of intervening equations exist, wherein h gradually decreases to zero. These suggest mathematical states of decoherence. Predictions interfere with outcomes - L. B. |
Quantum Alive! | |
by Loren Booda | |
Physical properties of the quantum parallel those of biology |
In Many-Worlds, Schrödinger's cat would now represent parallel live and dead states. Life and death are incompletely described by means of quantum mechanics, though. Attempting to define them physically recalls koans like "What is below absolute zero?" "What is north of the North Pole?" or "What signals faster than the speed of light?" Even these may become physically realizable, but the two metaphysical complements of mortality and vitality intersect only partially the truthvalue of measurement. The quantum itself follows many requirements of life: e. g., taxis (particle momentum), reproduction (cascading), metabolism (fission and fusion), or homeostasis (thermal equilibrium). Thermodynamically interpreted death, as absolute zero, is unattainable for a quantum body. Minimum nonzero spins, particles jumping in and out of the vacuum, entire universes bootstrapped into creation, or a "dead" state resurrected through observation's action bear witness to nonclassical animation. Spiraling photons of circularly polarized electromagnetic radiation self-propagate throughout the cosmos, not unlike the generating potential contained in the winding pattern of DNA diaspora. Microscopically, life can seem eternal indeed. Our bodies incorporate the legacies of lives past. Our lungs may contain, on average, numerous molecules of those breathed by Christ, Hitler or others before us. Certainly we carry a heritage of stardust, of former predator and prey. Viruses and prions are living/nonliving interfaces, uncertainties between complements. Quanta, inherent to all matter, are thus universal to biological life. Life and its potential include the code which emulates them. All life acts as observers, and in doing so causes other life to react expansively. This may be the greatest test for life: neither Newton's third law, nor Einstein's principle of equivalence, nor Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, but a maximization of interactions rules the biosphere. In biology, the only certainties are death and taxis. |
by Loren Booda
Portaged within us, saline sea And algal cells abundantly Passing through the generations Fathered plants at first, then nations; Atlantis is, for those who dare, Existant in the realm of Aire. The ploughman's shirt is flecked with sweat Like sea sown fron the fisher's net Sailing into landlocked port He never left his wat'ry fort. But even temples fall at last Resurrecting creatures past; We weep to think the bounteous wave That bore all life shall be our grave. |
Quantum Phase Effect | |
by Loren Booda | |
Wavefunction continuity explains spin correlations, observer/experiment paths equivalence, and apparatus boundary conditions |
The Bell inequality violates observer wavefunction ψ boundary conditions. The potential phase difference between detectors at x_{1} and x_{2} before measurement is arbitrary. The initial measurements of θ_{x1} and θ_{x2}, where ψ[θ_{x2}-θ_{x1}]=cos(θ_{x2}-θ_{x1})≤ 1, can determine nonlocal spin correlation between θ_{x1} and θ_{x2} from virtual (0≤(θ_{x2}-θ_{x1})< 2π) frequency shift. This contrasts with virtual (θ_{x2}-θ_{x1}=constant) phase shift, which only maintains relative spin correlations. The former shift affects virtually such measurements as spin correlations in EPR experiments, agreeing with the cos^{2}(θ_{x2}-θ_{x1}) Born probability dependence measured for the simple EPR setup. This describes quantum entanglement's seeming superluminal, strongly correlated or otherwise counterintuitive processes associated with nonlocal quantum mechanics. The observer, while correlating Bell experiment statistics between nonlocal termini x_{1} and x_{2}, has himself undergone a virtual frequency shift relative to those points. The observer's measurements of the isolated experiment have previously been overlooked for the discontinuous mechanism of wavefunction collapse at x_{1} and x_{2}. Instead, Feynman's path integral method may consider separately the trajectories of the original experiment and the observer's direct correlation process. The observer lies upon a unique curve of the near infinity including x_{1} and x_{2} which give greatest probability, say, for a cosine squared dependence. Observers concur on correlation data because, by virtue of shared observation endpoints in experimental space, they all occupy paths of similar virtual frequency shifted statistics. The EPR particle trajectories and detector observations realize equivalent overall results. The distinct routes for measurement and experiment conserve probability across each trial. The EPR experiment implies that there are three types of signaling -- one-way, probabilistic and informative. The first allows no interchange of radiation, the second allows only interchange of thermal energy and the third allows communication. Can overall entropy explain the non-local violation of the Bell inequality? Evident in EPR-type experiments, the measuring apparatus contributes as much as the measured system to the deviation from classical causality. By bounding the experimental space, detectors induce wavefunction resonances unique to that observational setup. In defining these loci of correspondence, the apparatus selects continuity conditions, ascertaining Bell's probabilities. Aside: Can Kirchhoff's laws simplify Feynman diagrams? |
Observations on Order | |
by Loren Booda | |
Questions for post-modern physicists |
1. Random numbers are discontinuous bijections with the real number continuum. 2. The set of exhaustive permutations among differences approaching countable magnitudes is minimally random. 3. Unbounded numbers in random sequence approach countable differences. Their finite differences are in pseudorandom sequence. 4. Bounded numbers in random sequence have unequal differences. Their equal differences are in pseudorandom sequence. __________Consider {p_{n}}={2, 3, 5, 7, 11...}: When is the [summation of p_{n} from 1 to n] plus [1 if the summation is even; 2 if it is odd] prime? Does {p_{n}/p_{m}} comprise the set of rationals without integers |Z| and their reciprocals 1/|Z|, but including 1 ? What function does the distribution of composites between p_{n+1} and p_{n} approach as n→∞ ? Is the sequence of prime numbers p_{n} pseudorandom by rule #3 above? Does M have N prime factors greater than or equal to M^{1/N}, where M and N are integers ≥ 2 ? Could an extension of the weak Goldbach Conjecture disprove by partitions that any integer ≥ 6 is the sum of three primes, (but ignoring trivial cases where all addends are equal)? Is the area bounded by π[n] and n/ln|n| finite, and if so, what is it? Is there a finite maximum of sequential singularities on π[n] consistently greater than (or less than) n/ln|n| ? Does the set of prime numbers, because of their lack of factors, represent less information than infinite, [pseudo]random sequences in general? Does π[n] represent the entropy of the prime distribution? Is π[n] fractal/self-similar? Are very small primes (n ≈ 2; e.g. by the sieve of Eratosthenes) and very large primes (n→∞ ; e.g. by π[n] ≅ n/ln|n|) calculated more efficiently with respect to their magnitude than more centralized primes (≈ n^{1/2}) ? For what real, imaginary or complex values of s -- with N counting one to infinity -- does the product Π ((N^{-s})^{2}-N^{-s}+1) equal one? For what real, imaginary or complex values of s -- with N counting one to infinity and p_{N} ordering primes -- does the product Π (1/((1-p_{N}^{-N})^{-s}) equal one? For real, imaginary or complex values of s -- with N counting one to infinity -- what are the zeros of the prime number (p_{N}) series, ∑(p_{N})^{-s} ? For real, imaginary or complex values of s -- with N counting one to infinity -- what are the zeros of the Fibonacci number (F_{N}) series, ∑(F_{N})^{-s} ? __________Finite sets have fewer elements, countable sets the same, and uncountable sets more than the natural numbers. Are their relative transitions discontinuous? Do fractals represent countable or uncountable sets? Is there a maximum cardinality for the set of differential limits over an integral? What is the cardinality of all possible sets of singularities in a countable dimensional space? Can an infinite universe manifest uncountable physical entities? Does null space represent minimum entropy? Is the entropy of one part from an infinite universe equal to the entropy of its converse? __________Is the process of measurement shared by two or more observers? Do observers follow the same physical laws as objects? Can one prove that there are more than one observer? Is an observer conserved? Do observers evolve? If an observer is an object, when is the converse true? Have all objects been observed? What is the optimum dimensionality of an observer in spacetime, or are observers unitless? Does any sentient being qualify as an observer? How does an observer differ from a participant? Can a participant differentiate physics from self? Is the Anthropic Principle "observational Darwinism"? Can an observed state become both true and false? Can fractal information characterize an observer? Can observers reconstruct decoherent classical images into coherent originals? __________Can fractal (Hausdorff) dimensions be described by their relative entropies? Does the number line form fractals with all irrationals, rationals, whole numbers, algebraic numbers and/or transcendentals? Can a fractal duplicate a mapping upon any point? Can different fractals map together as a unique fractal? Can Hausdorff dimensions add as their fractal patterns? Do fractals evolve smoothly with continuously increasing/decreasing dimensions? Can fractal space incorporate statistical linearity? Can a fractal represent a probability distribution? Are all numeric codes breakable in a finite time? By itself, is a point nonphysical? (A grounding of calculus, ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS by William F. Trench, captures the days of freshman mathematics and its beauty.) _________With help from an anonymous contributer. |
Consciousness is the realization of itself - L. B.
The Cosmic Egg | |
by Loren Booda | |
Copernicus meets the Anthropic Principle in this numerological nascence | 1. The Anthropic Principle manifests itself most elegantly in the following way. The geometric average of the Hubble radius, R_{H}, and the Planck length, L*, is on the order of the size of a human zygote, the most primitive and symmetric human state:
(R_{H}L*)^{.5}=10^{-2.3} cm=r_{zygote} That is, we occupy a perspective central to the spatial extent of observation. This calculation is accurate on a log_{10} scale to .2 out of 61, the error within the physical limits of observation, R_{H} and L*. r_{zygote}=5 x 10^{-3} cm R_{H}=1.4 x 10^{28} cm L*=1.6 x 10^{-33} cm 2. I encourage the SETI organizers to look out especially for well defined water (hydrogen bond) maser lines. Water is universal for life as we know it, and this particular coherent beam may well be used symbolically by intelligent life as a signal to broadcast its presence to distant planets. 3. Those seeking to prove ESP claim to do so, and those seeking to disprove ESP claim to do so -- an apparent observational Cretan paradox. My personal belief is that ESP can neither be proved nor disproved -- it needs shared measurement for proof, but is confounded as a self-fulfilling prophesy, outside of science's realm. Such experiences which are unexplainable feel unscientific but not unreal. I speculate that quantum measurements (as each of us interprets them) come as close to universal locality as any physical observation. 4. The maximum temperature currently withstood by DNA in Earth's biosphere -- about 121 ^{o}C (394K) -- may correspond to that around emerging life in the early universe. (Higher pressures at the time might allow proteins to withstand greater temperatures before lysis.) Since the cosmic temperature today (13.7 billion years) is 2.73K, and since the radiative t vs T formula is
t^{-2/3}/(13.7 billion years)^{-2/3}=394K/2.73K, the era of hydrogen bond binding potentially starts after t=7,900,000 years, well before the formation of the stars at 10^{8} years, but long past hydrogen decoupling. Stardust indeed!Aside: With a fantastically strong telescope, we could in principle see extrasolar beings living who had died many years ago. 5. There are many examples of convergent evolution here on Earth, such as the separate development of wings on birds, bats and insects. Could the midpoint of evolution be marked by an equivalence between convergent and divergent adaptations? For the universe as a whole, could isolated biological systems come to evolve convergently, such that the anentropic adaptation to their physical environments eventually recreates more similar than disparate genotypes? As observers, we capture physical beauty with internal and external perceptions. We witness both microworld and macroworld, borne of quantum cosmology, not only to interact together but also to interchange with us. Our intimate universe, whose reality embodies both imagination and objectivity, projects itself upon our senses. The previous perspectives - most serious, and some idealistic - are all created from such love for physics. |