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Author Khalil Shahlai wrote on Sep. 5, 2012 @ 15:22 GMT
Essay Abstract

Abstract: Close examination of a nondimensionalized Newton's equation for universal gravitation written for the Bohr hydrogen atom provided the basis for the assumption that F = GmM/r2 may be a reduced form of a more complex equation. This assumption lead eventually to the discovery (invention?) of a previously unknown, fundamental equation in classical gravitation. The fundamental nature of the equation is demonstrated by: •Deriving the equation for Newton's law of universal gravitation, revealing the mathematical origin of the universal gravitational constant G, and the peculiar dimensionality of this constant. •Deriving the exact solution (Schwarzchild solution) of Einstein's General Relativity equations. •Establishing a relationship between nuclear and gravitational potential energies, showing that nuclear and gravitational potential forces are the same, and are differentiated only by the virtue of their distances. •Deducing Einstein's mass-energy equivalence equation. •Proving that the nuclear and the Planck forces are the same and should be considered a basic universal constant, rather than a derived quantity. •Deriving some of the Planck units using Fplanck, ħ, and c without G. •Demonstrating that the gravitational potential energy of the solar system planets may be proportional to the sum of the potential energy of their constituent atoms.

Author Bio

I am a retired professional with a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. I am keenly interested in philosophy and cosmology.

Sergey G Fedosin wrote on Sep. 7, 2012 @ 15:32 GMT
Dear Khalil,

I found in your essay relations for the energy of planets of Solar System which close in form to quantum relations. In article Similarity of matter levels , there are some relations on the quantum base for the planets, where n is the number of planet and quantum number. I hope it may be useful for you. My essay is devoted to theory of Infinite Nesting of Matter. And I found too, that the proper gravitational energy per nucleon of a planet is of the same order as gravitational energy per nucleon of the planet in the field of Sun. The same for the Moon rotated near the Earth, and so on. The reason for it is scenario of formation of planets from protoplanet cloud and redistribution of energy in substance of cloud during this formation. See my essay on review of the theory.

Sergey Fedosin Essay

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Khalil Shahlai replied on Sep. 7, 2012 @ 17:49 GMT
Dear Sergey,

thank you for bringing to my attention some similarities between your essay and mine. I have not found the time to read the other essays yet. Hopefuuly, I will get a chance to read your essay soon. Wish you the best in the contest.

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Jayakar Johnson Joseph wrote on Sep. 20, 2012 @ 18:43 GMT
Dear Khalil Shahlai,

As per Coherently-cyclic cluster-matter paradigm of universe, the inverse proportionality of gravity with the distance between two objects of dense tetrahedral-branes is by the lesser proportion of eigen-rotational string conjunctions between them as the distance between them increases.

With best wishes,

Jayakar

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Hoang cao Hai wrote on Sep. 27, 2012 @ 16:13 GMT
Dear Khalil Shahlai

Very interesting to see your essay.

Perhaps all of us are convinced that: the choice of yourself is right!That of course is reasonable.

So may be we should work together to let's the consider clearly defined for the basis foundations theoretical as the most challenging with intellectual of all of us.

Why we do not try to start with a real challenge is very close and are the focus of interest of the human science: it is a matter of mass and grain Higg boson of the standard model.

Knowledge and belief reasoning of you will to express an opinion on this matter:

You have think that: the Mass is the expression of the impact force to material (definition from the ABSOLUTE theory of me) - so no impact force, we do not feel the Higg boson - similar to the case of no weight outside the Earth's atmosphere.

Does there need to be a particle with mass for everything have volume? If so, then why the mass of everything change when moving from the Earth to the Moon? Higg boson is lighter by the Moon's gravity is weaker than of Earth?

The LHC particle accelerator used to "Smashed" until "Ejected" Higg boson, but why only when the "Smashed" can see it,and when off then not see it ?

Can be "locked" Higg particles? so when "released" if we do not force to it by any the Force, how to know that it is "out" or not?

You are should be boldly to give a definition of weight that you think is right for us to enjoy, or oppose my opinion.

Because in the process of research, the value of "failure" or "success" is the similar with science. The purpose of a correct theory be must is without any a wrong point ?

Glad to see from you comments soon,because still have too many of the same problems.

Kind Regards !

Hải.Caohoàng of THE INCORRECT ASSUMPTIONS AND A CORRECT THEORY

August 23, 2012 - 11:51 GMT on this essay contest.

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Sergey G Fedosin wrote on Oct. 2, 2012 @ 07:21 GMT
After studying about 250 essays in this contest, I realize now, how can I assess the level of each submitted work. Accordingly, I rated some essays, including yours.

Cood luck.

Sergey Fedosin

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Sergey G Fedosin wrote on Oct. 4, 2012 @ 04:18 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.

Sergey Fedosin

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