Publisher: Gerald Lebau
Anyone who wants to understand everything in the physical universe should read this book. It explains these things in terms and equations a high-school student can understand. Any physicists who read it will fully understand what the universe is made of and how it operates, thus where and why their present theories are almost completely false despite the fact that their equations are experimentally correct.
The author began this work thinking he had completed the answers he intended to present. Along the way, however, fine details of such explanations posed new problems to him. Fortunately, to my own surprised amazement sometimes, the new problems did get solved. Each new solution, I'm pleased to report, helped solve the next ones. For each such new solution the confirmatory evidence lies everywhere, in the reports and articles of existing Science. One such study, concerning "entropy", is included herein. Another, on the nature of heat, remains an ongoing background theme introduced in Part One. It assumes a central role in Part Two. It is answered in part four.
There are many complex things I have to tell you concerning atomic structure and how it works, about what a quantum is (when it is) and a photon (which doesn't exist until it does); and mysteries like that which only come bright and clear after the needed concepts are in place. I want to tell it to you all at once, but that is impossible.
An orderly progression requires that new concepts be presented before discussions involving them ensue, rather than be alluded to in ways intended to assure the reader that what he may not understand at the moment will be made clear later. It is unacceptable to leave the reader in the dark along the way if it can be avoided. He should be allowed to understand each argument as it arises, rather than after the fact at some later time.
Accordingly, the author has to continually judge the ever changing mind-set of his readers and how their prior concepts are revised (or even cancelled!) as they digest what's offered. It is this author's opinion that if one cannot make his answers easy to understand he doesn't have the right answers yet himself. Most of the time we can set forth answers in an orderly progression. Sometimes, however, deep problems have to be explored in order for the answers to be credible to more learned readers.
The mind is compartmentalized. Different programs exist in different compartments. Some of them sometimes conflict. New conclusions sometimes contradict the old embedded ones. The old ones have many connections (memory) which impose their own old-fashioned inertia against change even though the changes are clearly better. As the top Chinese officials [relatively] recently proclaimed, however, "It's the cat that catches the most mice that is the best cat; regardless of its color or its name." The reader is asked to suspend his own brain's bureaucratic preconceptions which might restrain him from understanding and following a better path.
We shall find that the kinetic atomic theory - that matter is made of ultimate particles - got in the way of correct understanding of the equations that describe and generalize experimental results and of the physical experiments that help refine those equations. As we study the actions of a real material that has no voids anywhere, as compared against the explanations based on a void space with separate particles moving about within it, you will gradually understand many things.
As you do you will see why the basic-particle theory is responsible for the present belief that nature is ultimately incomprehensible to Man, thus why mathematical equations have replaced comprehension as the goal of theoretical physics. You will see why some of our deeply embedded programs need to be changed and how incredibly hard it is to do that. Along the way perhaps you may find some samples of the fun and games Science can be.
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The following was the preface to a prior unpublished manuscript. It remains appropriate here:
"Over the many years that I have been working out these concepts I have made the most excruciatingly minute examination of the implications of all sorts of ideas, all kinds of data and reported results of very many scientific experiments, numerous accredited, discarded, and some few new original theories. Books, then paragraphs, then sentences, then single words, then the shades of meanings of such single words, then the historical development behind those shades of meanings were sifted and peered at close.
I was like a member of a lost tribe, hidden deep in a blind cave from which no one knew the exit. Our scouts (scientists, philosophers, etc.) had long been seeking the exit, had once thought they saw light, but on following the trail toward it found only blackness when they got there. Now, having explored the area most intensively, they have continued digging painfully onward. Sitting back in the pack I found myself slightly interested by the scouting reports and decided one day to see what they were doing. I began after them, in the dimness of the caverns, tracing out their trail, far, far back. Along the back-trail, moving steadily, I spied the light they had long since seen, and started toward it. As I move, I glide swiftly past boulders and rocks, wondering how the scouts could have missed the ever-brightening exit-way. Then the light dims down and dies! I go back. I shrink. Small me glides swiftly toward the light, passing the tremendous pebbles and chunks of dust on the smooth floor. I look closely at that floor, following the trail, around this pebble, over this mounded obstacle of speck, into this giant molecule, around that big atom. Smallest I glide swiftly along the floor, atom by atom of its structure. Running as fast as I can, but seeming to stand still, I bask in the brightening light. I look far up and around, and see the pick marks and canyons the scouts have blasted in their tunnel. I see them, now, in the almost infinite distance a few rods away, working hard at the steadily harder rock face. They work in darkness, but I run after them in the light. The light! It comes from under my feet! I have concentrated down to so fine a focus as to see every undulation in the structure of the floor. Down little cracks, and up the other side I'd scurried. And now, between a few of the floor's atoms I spy the brightness. I look closer. I approach. I grow smaller. I stand, now, between two boulderish atoms. But what is this? How can there still be a floor between the atoms the floor is supposed to be made of? I touch, and the floor is soft and yielding. The light is bright and dazzling. I push my finger and it passes through! I feel clean air, wind upon my finger tip and know. It is the way!"
We shall find that the kinetic atomic theory that matter is made of ultimate particles got in the way of correct understanding of the equations that describe and generalize experimental results and of the physical experiments that helped refine those equations. As we study the actions of a real material that has no voids anywhere, as compared against the explanations based on a void space with particles scattered about within it, you will gradually understand many things. As you do you will see why the basic-particle theory is responsible for the present belief that nature is ultimately incomprehensible, thus why mathematical equations have replaced comprehension as the goal of theoretical physics. You will see why some of our deeply embedded programs need to be changed and how incredibly hard it is to do that. Along the way perhaps you may find some samples of the fun and games Science can be.
Publisher: Gerald Lebau
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