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TOPIC: Understanding Fundamental and Foundational by CLAUDE MICHAEL CASSANO [refresh]

TOPIC: Understanding Fundamental and Foundational by CLAUDE MICHAEL CASSANO [refresh]

Fundamental and foundational are subjective terms denoting an essential core; or central or primary rule or principle of a subject matter. In the context of physics (as the subject matter), because all physical phenomena are measured and determined empirically. It is natural, indeed imperative, to consider experiments, themselves, as statements within the paradigm. Further, since even at the simplest level, primary rules and principles have mathematical descriptions. If physics is not a mathematical construct, where does the inability to quantify (measure) end and a magical core begin? Thus, a physics paradigm, as a mathematical construct is fundamental and foundational if and only if the essential core is consistent with all statements (experiments) within the paradigm. A process examining a fundamental and foundational core of a physics paradigm, as a mathematical construct is implemented.

Authored several mathematics and Mathematical Physics books and numerous mathematics and mathematical physics videos. Taught mathematics courses at U.C.,Riverside, Crafton Hills College, & University of Redlands from 2005 through 2008 Academic Honors: 2004 SJSU Math Department Hoggatt Award Scholarship 2003 SJSU Math Department Fuller Award Scholarship Earned M. A. Mathematics, SJSU 05/2004 Earned B.A.Mathematics, at CSU, Chico 06/1973

Cassano,

The language of maths is not accessible to everyone.... Some prosaic conclusion would have been appreciated. On the other hand, I got the following:

Only one force. May I take this as only “one cause”?

Marcel,

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The language of maths is not accessible to everyone.... Some prosaic conclusion would have been appreciated. On the other hand, I got the following:

Only one force. May I take this as only “one cause”?

Marcel,

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Physics is a quantitative science, ergo a mathematical discipline.

From begining courses subject matter: Newton's Laws prescribe mathematical

methods of analyzing projectile motion, the incline plane, friction, etc.;

Lagrangian dynamics, Hamiltonian dynamics, statistical mechanics; and

electromagnetic field theory provide further methods and precision for

analysis; and wave mechanics provides more even into the quantum realm.

Since this essay discusses fundamentals and foundations in the context of

physics (FQXi) if it's discussion is not at a mathematical level it is

easily rebuked, by simply querying how any of the above analytical methods

described above arise from any supposed foundation.

Discussion of fundamentals of language, politics, art or other fields may be

appropriate elsewhere, but are out of the scope of a physics (FQXi)

forum article/essay - except as where physics is a part of fundamentals in

those fields (such as perspective, color, lighting, etc.); but then, again

in those areas fundamental would still undergo analysis as done in the

article/essay.

"So, is this enough for foundational? Some might say yes. Others, that it

only describes two forces." This was an implied quotation.

The previous and later following statements implied:

"... a single vector space algebra manifesting characteristics having an

appearance of distinct forces."

After spending years developing and applying new mathematics, what is

clear and obvious to me requires study of my references to become so to

others. That is why I always include references to my material. Common

mathematics, even at the graduate level, is antiquated mathematics,

insufficient to understand reality. Only through my transcendental mathematics

may the "First Fundamental Design of GOD" be comprehended.

From begining courses subject matter: Newton's Laws prescribe mathematical

methods of analyzing projectile motion, the incline plane, friction, etc.;

Lagrangian dynamics, Hamiltonian dynamics, statistical mechanics; and

electromagnetic field theory provide further methods and precision for

analysis; and wave mechanics provides more even into the quantum realm.

Since this essay discusses fundamentals and foundations in the context of

physics (FQXi) if it's discussion is not at a mathematical level it is

easily rebuked, by simply querying how any of the above analytical methods

described above arise from any supposed foundation.

Discussion of fundamentals of language, politics, art or other fields may be

appropriate elsewhere, but are out of the scope of a physics (FQXi)

forum article/essay - except as where physics is a part of fundamentals in

those fields (such as perspective, color, lighting, etc.); but then, again

in those areas fundamental would still undergo analysis as done in the

article/essay.

"So, is this enough for foundational? Some might say yes. Others, that it

only describes two forces." This was an implied quotation.

The previous and later following statements implied:

"... a single vector space algebra manifesting characteristics having an

appearance of distinct forces."

After spending years developing and applying new mathematics, what is

clear and obvious to me requires study of my references to become so to

others. That is why I always include references to my material. Common

mathematics, even at the graduate level, is antiquated mathematics,

insufficient to understand reality. Only through my transcendental mathematics

may the "First Fundamental Design of GOD" be comprehended.

Claude,

Physics studies our experience of the universe, but the universe is not made of “experience”; it is made out of stuff! What is fundamental is what the universe IS and DOES before we even look or think about it, and this is the hard part to accept.

Thanks,

Marcel,

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Physics studies our experience of the universe, but the universe is not made of “experience”; it is made out of stuff! What is fundamental is what the universe IS and DOES before we even look or think about it, and this is the hard part to accept.

Thanks,

Marcel,

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How do they make TV's , smart phones , radios , nuclear bombs , etc. ?

How do they know the flight of baseballs, cannonballs, rockets, drones, etc.?

Because they have determined what are referred to as "physical laws" that

the motion of the "stuff" must follow, and even that determines the "stuff".

That is what the "fundamental" is.

As noted in a previous...

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How do they know the flight of baseballs, cannonballs, rockets, drones, etc.?

Because they have determined what are referred to as "physical laws" that

the motion of the "stuff" must follow, and even that determines the "stuff".

That is what the "fundamental" is.

As noted in a previous...

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Hi CLAUDE MICHAEL CASSANO

Wonderful idea “Thus, a physics paradigm, as a mathematical construct is fundamental and foundational if and only if the essential core is consistent with all statements (experiments) within the paradigm. A process examining a fundamental and foundational core of a physics paradigm, as a mathematical construct is implemented” dear CLAUDE MICHAEL CASSANO……...

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Wonderful idea “Thus, a physics paradigm, as a mathematical construct is fundamental and foundational if and only if the essential core is consistent with all statements (experiments) within the paradigm. A process examining a fundamental and foundational core of a physics paradigm, as a mathematical construct is implemented” dear CLAUDE MICHAEL CASSANO……...

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Dear Fellow Essayists

This will be my final plea for fair treatment.,

Reliable evidence exists that proves that the surface of the earth was formed millions of years before man and his utterly complex finite informational systems ever appeared on that surface. It logically follows that Nature must have permanently devised the only single physical construct of earth allowable.

All objects, be they solid, liquid, or vaporous have always had a visible surface. This is because the real Universe must consist only of one single unified VISIBLE infinite surface occurring eternally in one single infinite dimension that am always illuminated mostly by finite non-surface light.

Only the truth can set you free.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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This will be my final plea for fair treatment.,

Reliable evidence exists that proves that the surface of the earth was formed millions of years before man and his utterly complex finite informational systems ever appeared on that surface. It logically follows that Nature must have permanently devised the only single physical construct of earth allowable.

All objects, be they solid, liquid, or vaporous have always had a visible surface. This is because the real Universe must consist only of one single unified VISIBLE infinite surface occurring eternally in one single infinite dimension that am always illuminated mostly by finite non-surface light.

Only the truth can set you free.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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(2B) | !(2B) =/= ?

0 - 0 = 0

X=/= 0 => 2B

... a translation to a human understanding:

To Be OR NOT To Be That is NOT the Question.

Nothing form Nothing leaves Nothing

There's got To Be Something If there's To Be.

One might ask how the "one single unified VISIBLE infinite surface" theory manifests the Maxwell's equations, SU(3) symmetry), the Eightfold Way of hadrons, the fundamental particle interactions, the values of the fundamental particle masses and charges, etc. , and every other physical phenomena with reproducible mathematical precision?

0 - 0 = 0

X=/= 0 => 2B

... a translation to a human understanding:

To Be OR NOT To Be That is NOT the Question.

Nothing form Nothing leaves Nothing

There's got To Be Something If there's To Be.

One might ask how the "one single unified VISIBLE infinite surface" theory manifests the Maxwell's equations, SU(3) symmetry), the Eightfold Way of hadrons, the fundamental particle interactions, the values of the fundamental particle masses and charges, etc. , and every other physical phenomena with reproducible mathematical precision?

Dear Claude,

Does your math model tell us the basic substance of which matter particles, energy photons, and fields are composed or constructed? If so what is it? Does it tell us how this basic substance is structured in each of them to give them their individual observable properties? If so what are those structures?

It would seem to me that if time is a dimension and one could go...

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Does your math model tell us the basic substance of which matter particles, energy photons, and fields are composed or constructed? If so what is it? Does it tell us how this basic substance is structured in each of them to give them their individual observable properties? If so what are those structures?

It would seem to me that if time is a dimension and one could go...

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Dear Claude,

For some unknown reason, every extra line space that was in the above comment to you was replaced by the letter n. Can your math theory explain what caused that to happen? When you see the letter n just sitting there by itself just understand that an extra line should be between the text before the n and the text after the n. Isn’t man’s modern technology wonderful? I don’t know if it will happen to this message also or not. I guess we will see.

Sincerely,

Paul

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For some unknown reason, every extra line space that was in the above comment to you was replaced by the letter n. Can your math theory explain what caused that to happen? When you see the letter n just sitting there by itself just understand that an extra line should be between the text before the n and the text after the n. Isn’t man’s modern technology wonderful? I don’t know if it will happen to this message also or not. I guess we will see.

Sincerely,

Paul

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References:

[8] Cassano, C.M., "Analysis on Vector Product Spaces", M.A. thesis, San Jose State University, 2004.

[9] Cassano, C.M., "Reality is a Mathematical Model", 2010.

ISBN: 1468120921 ; http://www.amazon.com/dp/1468120921

ASIN: B0049P1P4C ;...

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[8] Cassano, C.M., "Analysis on Vector Product Spaces", M.A. thesis, San Jose State University, 2004.

[9] Cassano, C.M., "Reality is a Mathematical Model", 2010.

ISBN: 1468120921 ; http://www.amazon.com/dp/1468120921

ASIN: B0049P1P4C ;...

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Dear Claude,

First I will explain the situation about the printing of the letter n instead of a line feed because that should be the easiest part. I have used the same copy of Microsoft word to type out my comments for several years and that was the first time that it had that problem, so it could not be due to the word processor’s end of line delimiters, since they have remained the...

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First I will explain the situation about the printing of the letter n instead of a line feed because that should be the easiest part. I have used the same copy of Microsoft word to type out my comments for several years and that was the first time that it had that problem, so it could not be due to the word processor’s end of line delimiters, since they have remained the...

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Claude,

I absolutely agree with everything you said about science, physics and mathematics. But the “smartphone syndrome” is just there to make us believe that we are smart. Toys they are, and we know more than we actually understand. There is a difference. This is 2018 and we still send people into space sitting on huge amount of explosive, hoping they will make it. We won’t get far with rockets. So, if brilliant people like you truly believe rockets are “normal” in 2018, then we are in real trouble.

Anyone, who believes that it is not important to know what the universe is made of and what cause makes it evolve by itself (necessary logical concepts), has got to stand back and consider the big picture. What are we missing and why?

A successes that blinds us is called a failures.

Thanks,

Marcel,

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I absolutely agree with everything you said about science, physics and mathematics. But the “smartphone syndrome” is just there to make us believe that we are smart. Toys they are, and we know more than we actually understand. There is a difference. This is 2018 and we still send people into space sitting on huge amount of explosive, hoping they will make it. We won’t get far with rockets. So, if brilliant people like you truly believe rockets are “normal” in 2018, then we are in real trouble.

Anyone, who believes that it is not important to know what the universe is made of and what cause makes it evolve by itself (necessary logical concepts), has got to stand back and consider the big picture. What are we missing and why?

A successes that blinds us is called a failures.

Thanks,

Marcel,

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I am not and have never designed, produced, nor supported the creation of rockets.

What I have done, is produce a design of "physics spaces" consistent with the

fundamentals of our four-dimensional-reality; and produce articles and videos

demonstrating such consistency with empirically known data.

As noted in my earlier FQXi article: "Physics is a Branch of Mathematics"

http://fqxi.org/data/essay-contest-files/CASSANO

_Physics_is_a_Branch.pdf

"If there is a sub-mathematical space - magic - underpinning the mathematical surrounding it; where does it start, and where does the mathematical surrounding it begin?

If such exists, at some point it should reveal itself by not resting on axiomatic foundation."

Movements of the planets may be predicted with mathematical precision.

Mankind has built skyscrapers and submarines; and all kinds of mechanisms engineered.

Civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, etc.

are all irrefutable mathematical tools for creation in everyday life.

So, where's the magic?

What I have done, is produce a design of "physics spaces" consistent with the

fundamentals of our four-dimensional-reality; and produce articles and videos

demonstrating such consistency with empirically known data.

As noted in my earlier FQXi article: "Physics is a Branch of Mathematics"

http://fqxi.org/data/essay-contest-files/CASSANO

_Physics_is_a_Branch.pdf

"If there is a sub-mathematical space - magic - underpinning the mathematical surrounding it; where does it start, and where does the mathematical surrounding it begin?

If such exists, at some point it should reveal itself by not resting on axiomatic foundation."

Movements of the planets may be predicted with mathematical precision.

Mankind has built skyscrapers and submarines; and all kinds of mechanisms engineered.

Civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, etc.

are all irrefutable mathematical tools for creation in everyday life.

So, where's the magic?

"stuff" may be mathematically defined via quantum field theory as is

done in "Quantum Mechanics", 3rd Ed., Eugen Merzbacher - Chapter 21 ...

"... there are two and only two forms of quantum mechanics for identical

particles ... satisfying two classes of commutation relations,

respectively, ... Bose-Einstein statistics and Fermi-Dirac statistics;

respective particles of which referred to as bosons and fermions. ...

Consequences are, that there are no fermion states in which two or

more particles share the same quantum number - i.e., all fermions

satisfy the Pauli exclusion principle (can occupy the same place at

the same time); ... and that bosons satisfy the theory of the harmonic

oscillator. ..."

done in "Quantum Mechanics", 3rd Ed., Eugen Merzbacher - Chapter 21 ...

"... there are two and only two forms of quantum mechanics for identical

particles ... satisfying two classes of commutation relations,

respectively, ... Bose-Einstein statistics and Fermi-Dirac statistics;

respective particles of which referred to as bosons and fermions. ...

Consequences are, that there are no fermion states in which two or

more particles share the same quantum number - i.e., all fermions

satisfy the Pauli exclusion principle (can occupy the same place at

the same time); ... and that bosons satisfy the theory of the harmonic

oscillator. ..."

Claude,

The essay of Vladimir Rogozhin is a good introduction to the content of my essay. He explains it better than me.

Thanks,

Marcel,

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The essay of Vladimir Rogozhin is a good introduction to the content of my essay. He explains it better than me.

Thanks,

Marcel,

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