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TOPIC: Assumptions About Quantities and Dimensions by Peter van Gaalen [refresh]

Author Peter van Gaalen wrote on Aug. 31, 2012 @ 12:06 GMT
Essay Abstract

Two basic assumptions about the working of the physical world are Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. There are more basic assumptions. A lot of them we are even unaware of. For example another assumption is that there must be a coherent theory that ts all forces. We haven't found such an all encompassing theory that fits all forces. Because of that assumption and the fact that we haven't found yet an encompassing theory that explains the forces and the working of the universe, we can question our basic assumptions. Which of Our Basic Physical Assumptions Are Wrong?

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A lifeform from planet Earth. By accident gained consciousness and became very curious about the world arround him. Named Peter van Gaalen.

Sergey G Fedosin wrote on Sep. 2, 2012 @ 07:42 GMT
Dear Peter,

When I saw your essay and a lot of Tables in it I want say: it is great!

I have some ideas to add to your essay. From the point of view of Infinite Hierarchical Nesting of Matter and Similarity of matter levels , at every main level of matter there are their own gravitational constant and Planck constant. For the level of star such constants are described in Stellar constants . At the level of particles is supposed strong gravitation .

Now I want say that Planck units must be corrected. If for the particles level of matter we will use not common gravitational constant, but instead of it take Strong gravitational constant , we find good coinciding with the parameters of nucleons. To use correctly Planck units at the level of stars we must to use stellar Planck constant. After such changes your Tables will be very informative.

Please see and evaluate my essay.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Sep. 2, 2012 @ 15:41 GMT
Dear Peter van Gaalen,

Unfortunately, due to my lack of education, I was unable to fully grasp much of the vital information about physical assumptions the essay indubitably contained. I did have a problem with the”quantities” and “dimensions” mentioned in the title. In my opinion, one real appearing Universe can only be perpetually occurring in one real here for one real now holding in one real dimension once. All real stuff has to always stay in one real dimension. There is only one real 1 of anything once. One real Universe can only obey one real law once.

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Sergey G Fedosin wrote on Oct. 4, 2012 @ 05:38 GMT
If you do not understand why your rating dropped down. As I found ratings in the contest are calculated in the next way. Suppose your rating is
$R_1$
and
$N_1$
was the quantity of people which gave you ratings. Then you have
$S_1=R_1 N_1$
of points. After it anyone give you
$dS$
of points so you have
$S_2=S_1+ dS$
of points and
$N_2=N_1+1$
is the common quantity of the people which gave you ratings. At the same time you will have
$S_2=R_2 N_2$
of points. From here, if you want to be R2 > R1 there must be:
$S_2/ N_2>S_1/ N_1$
or
$(S_1+ dS) / (N_1+1) >S_1/ N_1$
or
$dS >S_1/ N_1 =R_1$
In other words if you want to increase rating of anyone you must give him more points
$dS$
then the participant`s rating
$R_1$
was at the moment you rated him. From here it is seen that in the contest are special rules for ratings. And from here there are misunderstanding of some participants what is happened with their ratings. Moreover since community ratings are hided some participants do not sure how increase ratings of others and gives them maximum 10 points. But in the case the scale from 1 to 10 of points do not work, and some essays are overestimated and some essays are drop down. In my opinion it is a bad problem with this Contest rating process. I hope the FQXI community will change the rating process.

Sergey Fedosin

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