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CATEGORY: Wandering Towards a Goal Essay Contest (2016-2017) [back]
TOPIC: A mathematical approach without assumptions! by Richard David Stafford [refresh]
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Author Richard David Stafford wrote on Mar. 6, 2017 @ 16:56 GMT
Essay Abstract

This essay is a demonstration that mindless mathematical laws actually constitute a language which can explicitly represent any ideas conceivable by any intelligent individual. That there exists no language which cannot be represented by mathematical notation. The end result is a demonstration that many of modern physics concepts are flawed.

Author Bio

Richard D. Stafford received a doctorate in theoretical physics from Vanderbilt University in 1971 but earned my living from businesses I owned.

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Bishal Banjara wrote on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 04:56 GMT
Dear, Richard D. Stafford

'many of modern physics concepts are flawed'- would you please explain me in one sentence how this sentence is true in your essay..

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Author Richard David Stafford replied on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 20:00 GMT
'In modern physics, time is defined by readings on clocks not physical interactions.." In fact, the two bring up rather different issues."

If you cannot see the flaw in such an interpretation you apparently cannot comprehend the so called "twin paradox" commonly brought up in many science problem with relativistic phenomena. When the twins talk, do they exist at the same time or not?

What definition of time do you prefer?

Note that in my essay, I define "time" and "proper time" as rather different concepts.

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Author Richard David Stafford replied on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 21:16 GMT
Just as an aside, there exist quite a few flaws in modern physics. The main issue is the refusal to consider the detailed consequences of their theories. One excellent example is a detailed analysis of electromagnetic phenomena. Virtual photon exchange is used as the key to electromagnetic forces. But, as far as I am aware, no one has even considered the detailed consequences of actual exchange of photons from opposite charges. These are simply presumed to cancel out, yielding no consequences.

However the actual exchange is presumed to be instantaneous and presuming they happen at exactly the same time is totally out of line. I have examined that issue and discovered a rather interesting consequence worth some attention.

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Bishal Banjara replied on Mar. 8, 2017 @ 10:58 GMT
Dear Richard David,

I think you are working on know who work against of it tries to conflict or origin some newness from the Einstein's assumption flattering within that but no one notices how such consequences appeared in Maxwell's know how we are wrong in displacement vector and permittivity is in my book giving such result of Constancy of light speed as a wrong approach, there are different parameters come along with it within the Maxwell's equations....there is more such stuff in the book..

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Paul R Martin wrote on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 05:48 GMT
Hello Dick,

Condensing your work down to fit within the constraints of this essay contest makes it almost unintelligible, at least it seems to me that it would strike someone that way who has not seen it before. I think your book does a much more convincing job. Hopefully, this essay might encourage more people to read your book. I hope so.

Best wishes,


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Author Richard David Stafford replied on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 20:09 GMT
Sorry Paul but I do not think you comprehend my book. This essay essentially talks about the underlying issues which I had mistakenly presumed was quite obvious.

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Héctor Daniel Gianni wrote on Mar. 9, 2017 @ 19:14 GMT
Dear Richard David Stafford

I invite you and every physicist to read my work “TIME ORIGIN,DEFINITION AND EMPIRICAL MEANING FOR PHYSICISTS, Héctor Daniel Gianni ,I’m not a physicist.

How people interested in “Time” could feel about related things to the subject.

1) Intellectuals interested in Time issues usually have a nice and creative wander for the unknown.

2) They usually enjoy this wander of their searches around it.

3) For millenniums this wander has been shared by a lot of creative people around the world.

4) What if suddenly, something considered quasi impossible to be found or discovered such as “Time” definition and experimental meaning confronts them?

5) Their reaction would be like, something unbelievable,… a kind of disappointment, probably interpreted as a loss of wander…..

6) ….worst than that, if we say that what was found or discovered wasn’t a viable theory, but a proved fact.

7) Then it would become offensive to be part of the millenary problem solution, instead of being a reason for happiness and satisfaction.

8) The reader approach to the news would be paradoxically adverse.

9) Instead, I think it should be a nice welcome to discovery, to be received with opened arms and considered to be read with full attention.

11)Time “existence” is exclusive as a “measuring system”, its physical existence can’t be proved by science, as the “time system” is. Experimentally “time” is “movement”, we can prove that, showing that with clocks we measure “constant and uniform” movement and not “the so called Time”.

12)The original “time manuscript” has 23 pages, my manuscript in this contest has only 9 pages.

I share this brief with people interested in “time” and with physicists who have been in sore need of this issue for the last 50 or 60 years.


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Author Richard David Stafford wrote on Mar. 10, 2017 @ 23:09 GMT
The numbers on my comments correspond to your numbers on your comments.

1) I of the opinion that interest in the "unknown" must be a primary issue.

2) It is actually rather worthless unless they find something they understand.

3) Most "wander's" presume they understand what they are wandering around. A presumption their beliefs are valid.

4) Thinking anything is...

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Joe Fisher replied on Mar. 11, 2017 @ 17:02 GMT
Dear Dr. Richard David Stafford,

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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Author Richard David Stafford replied on Mar. 12, 2017 @ 21:10 GMT
I am sorry but I have just read your essay and find your presentation to be far from "simple". It is entirely built on presumptions you have made based on what you think makes sense. Essentially is based on a collection of beliefs you have acquired. You are presuming I posses the same collection of beliefs.

You should read part 3 of my Essay ignoring everything else.

Mindless mathematics is the supposed starting point of these essays.

Part 1 of my essay is no more than a comment that language is the first issue to be understood.

Part 2 is no more than a comment that any communication (think language) can be transformed into collections of numbers. If you have any understanding of computers, you should be well aware of that fact.

Part 3 is no more than a definition of Understanding.

The rest of the essay is no more than a demonstration of how "mindless mathematics then yields some rather astounding facts. This is an issue I barely touch in my essay. The work can be extended a thousand fold easily.

Take a look at part 3 and see if you are capable of comprehending my definition.

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 13, 2017 @ 14:49 GMT
Nice essay Stafford,

Your ideas and thinking are excellent in page 9, your comments are good for eg…

……….. it is not at all difficult to show that special relativistic effects are embedded in the mathematical model presented here. General relativity is more difficult to demonstrate though it can also be shown that the relationships are embedded in the model I have presented...

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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Apr. 7, 2017 @ 07:51 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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