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CATEGORY: Wandering Towards a Goal Essay Contest (2016-2017) [back]
TOPIC: Could the simple equation d = ∛ ½ a × b turn astrophysics upside down? by Jan-Axel Nyman [refresh]
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Author Jan-Axel Nyman wrote on Mar. 1, 2017 @ 20:06 GMT
Essay Abstract

The essay pinpoints a hitherto seemingly unknown or neglected very simple fundamental physical causal relation that governs the chain of events comprising all – from the absolutely smallest to the absolutely largest phenomenon in the universe. This relationship is expressed as follows: When objects, moving randomly in a limitless unchanged volume, aggregte to form increasingly larger and thereby fewer lumps, the mean distance between the centres of 2 neighbouring lumps (d) at a given occasion will equal: The ∛of half the sum of the number of the original objects (a) in the two lumps × the mean distance between those original objects (b) before the onset of the aggregation. d = ∛ ½ a × b Or expressed in words: When, in a limitless unchanged volume, randomly moving and evenly distributed objects* aggregate to form increasingly larger and thereby fewer lumps, each lump will be surrounded by an empty volume that equals the sum of the empty volumes that surrounded the constituents of each lump before the onset of the aggregation, minus the volume occupied by the lump itself.  This relationship has a consequence:  Each lump will recede from all other lumps, except those neighbouring lumps that are participating in the aggregation into a still larger lump. This consequence in turn has a profound importance when interpreting observations of the movements of celestial bodies and assemblies such as galaxies and clusters of galaxies.

Author Bio

The author is one of many scientifically enlightened laymen with professions other than scientific, now since some years enjoying a retirement that has given him time to engross in astrophysical issues as far as his basic knowledges in mathematics and physics as a high school graduate way back in 1955 allows. In the present days of dismissives of scientific findings he is expecting the scientific community to act otherwise and not dismiss this attempt at communicating with science and that the essence of this essay will be taken seriously and evaluated to be proven false or true.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Mar. 6, 2017 @ 17:08 GMT
Dear Jan-Axel Nyman,

Please excuse me for I have no intention of disparaging in any way any part of your essay.

I merely wish to point out that “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate.

Only nature could produce a reality so simple, a single cell amoeba could deal with it.

The real Universe must consist only of one unified visible infinite physical surface occurring in one infinite dimension, that am always illuminated by infinite non-surface light.

A more detailed explanation of natural reality can be found in my essay, SCORE ONE FOR SIMPLICITY. I do hope that you will read my essay and perhaps comment on its merit.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 6, 2017 @ 22:19 GMT
Nice essay Dear Nyman,

Your question is nice….“Is there a hitherto seemingly unknown or neglected very simple fundamental physical causal relation that governs the chain of events comprising all – from the absolutely smallest to the absolutely largest phenomenon in the universe?”

Your ideas and thinking are excellent but I think you are considering only expanding Universe...

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Bishal Banjara wrote on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 05:17 GMT
Dear Jan-Axel Nyman,

Will you please explain me your title'Could the simple equation d = ∛ ½ a × b

turn astrophysics upside down?'to match your essay...and please tell me how you got that mathematical relation if you didn't find to reference it....if you really want to see such upside down in physics then please read my essay...i have written in a language that a genuine student could understand it.

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Author Jan-Axel Nyman replied on Mar. 8, 2017 @ 12:52 GMT
Dear Mr. Bishal Banjara.

Thank you for your comment.

Having read your essay which I must admit was far too advanced for my limited knowledge of mathematics and physics, I will try to explain the reasoning behind the equation d = ∛ ½ a × b.

The illustrations on page 2 of my essay show how freely moving and randomly dispersed objects aggregate to lumps and that the number...

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George Gantz wrote on Mar. 13, 2017 @ 15:36 GMT
Good morning Jan-Axel Nyman -

You provide an interesting, if unusual discussion. It is not clear in your essay what acts upon the objects to form the lumps as you discuss. You might want to look at entropy and, more recently, the concept of dissipative adaptation, as suggesting mechanisms by which component objects within a system are induced to form lumps. These are topics I deal with in my essay (as do other authors).

Regards - George Gantz

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Author Jan-Axel Nyman replied on Mar. 15, 2017 @ 13:17 GMT
Dear George Gantz,

nice to enter a conversation with another grandfather.

I have read your brilliant essay which to a great extent summarizes my own conclusions after having followed the progress of science during more than six decades. My main source being a subscribtion on Scientific American since 1968 and the references it provides.

Many years ago it occurred to me that...

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Vladimir Rogozhin wrote on Mar. 17, 2017 @ 12:40 GMT
Dear Jan-Axel,

FQXI Contests are first of all new ideas. You give new ideas, that will help us overcome the crisis of understanding in fundamental science through the creation of a new comprehensive picture of the world, uniform for physicists and lyrics filled with meanings of the "LifeWorld" (E.Husserl).

In fundamental science, including cosmology, today there is a need for a broad competition of ideas, concepts, theories . My high appreciation. I invite you to read and evaluate my ideas

Yours faithfully,


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Author Jan-Axel Nyman replied on Mar. 17, 2017 @ 15:53 GMT
Dear Vladimir Rogozhin,

Thank you for your comment.

I have read your essay and I must admit that, for a simple minded man that I am, it was difficult to comprehend and to find the essence of your essay. I came so far that you are trying to show that there is a general crisis encompassing all the realms of science as far as it has proceeded up today. I can’t agree with that. Science...

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Bayarsaikhan Bayarsaikhan Choisuren wrote on Mar. 17, 2017 @ 12:53 GMT
Dear Jan-Axel Nyman

Your mathematical description makes something interesting.

You tried to describe the accelerating expansion of universe by your mathematical problems.

I advise that you should also use it for the Avogadro constant and molar volume.

After reading studiously your article, I will post a comment more in detail on your essay.


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Author Jan-Axel Nyman replied on Mar. 17, 2017 @ 16:03 GMT
Dear Bayarsaikhan Bayarsaikhan Choisuren,

thank you for your comment. I am looking forward to your coming post.

Kindest regards

Jan-Axel Nyman

Peter Jackson wrote on Apr. 6, 2017 @ 14:40 GMT
Dear Jan-Axel.

Interesting stuff. As an Astronomer (of sorts) I can say the 'peculiar motions' of celestial bodies as it's called are very complicated and all sorts of 'hand added' adjustments are needed to make things work in any basic gravity, but despite overwhelming floods of data it's still inadequate to have any real certainty, so there may well be somthing to your thesis!

As a mathematician of similar skill level to yours, one with similar disdain for interpretations, and also indeed one with more than one profession, I've interestingly arrived at similar conclusions on accelerating expansion, indeed shown how cosmic redshift can arise perfectly well without it. The video is here if you're interested.

But as I'm about to launch your essay out of the gravitational sink hole it seems to be stuck in I wonder if you may return the compliment by reading and scoring mine before wasting any more of the short time left!

Well done.


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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Apr. 7, 2017 @ 10:49 GMT
Dear Sirs!

Physics of Descartes, which existed prior to the physics of Newton returned as the New Cartesian Physic and promises to be a theory of everything. To tell you this good news I use «spam».

New Cartesian Physic based on the identity of space and matter. It showed that the formula of mass-energy equivalence comes from the pressure of the Universe, the flow of force which on the corpuscle is equal to the product of Planck's constant to the speed of light.

New Cartesian Physic has great potential for understanding the world. To show it, I ventured to give "materialistic explanations of the paranormal and supernatural" is the title of my essay.

Visit my essay, you will find there the New Cartesian Physic and make a short entry: "I believe that space is a matter" I will answer you in return. Can put me 1.


Dizhechko Boris

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