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Prof. Jose Borges de Almeida
local time: 2021-09-24 09:29 (+00:00 )
Prof. Jose Borges de Almeida (Abstracts)
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  • Can Physics Be Derived From Monogenic Functions? (2009) [Updated 4 years ago]

    This is a paper about geometry and how one can derive several fundamental laws of physics from a simple postulate of geometrical nature. The method uses monogenic functions analysed in the algebra of 5-dimensional spacetime, exploring the 4-dimensional waves that they generate. With this method one is able to arrive at equations of relativistic dynamics, quantum mechanics and electromagnetism. Fields as disparate as cosmology and particle physics will be influenced by this approach in a way that the paper only suggests. The paper provides an introduction to a formalism which shows prospects of one day leading to a theory of everything and suggests several areas of future development.


  • Different Algebras for One Reality (2008) [Updated 9 years ago]
    by Jose Borges de Almeida   read the paper:

    The most familiar formalism for the description of geometry applicable to physics comprises operations among 4-component vectors and complex real numbers; few people realize that this formalism has indeed 32 degrees of freedom and can thus be called 32-dimensional. We will revise this formalism and we will briefly show that it is best accommodated in the Clifford or geometric algebra G1,3 ? C the algebra of 4-dimensional spacetime over the complex field. We will then explore other algebras isomorphic to that one, namely G2,3, G1,4 and Q ? Q ? C, all of which have been used in the past by PIRT participants to formulate their respective approaches to physics. G2,3 is the algebra of 3-space with two time dimensions, which John Carroll used implicitly in his formulation of electromagnetism in 3 + 3 spacetime, G1,4 was and it still is used by myself in a tentative to unify the formulation of physics and Q ? Q ? C is the choice of Peter Rowlands for his nilpotent formulation of quantum mechanics. We will show how the equations can be converted among isomorphic algebras and we also examine how the monogenic functions that I use are equivalent in many ways to Peter Rowlands nilpotent entities.