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TOPIC: FUNDAMENTAL SINGULARITY OF ALL PHYSICAL SCIENCE. by Bashir M. Yusuf [refresh]

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Author Bashir Yusuf wrote on Feb. 2, 2018 @ 19:00 GMT
Essay Abstract

This approach tries step forward physics by proposing a new way to look matter and address some dogmatic issues that required to be solved by right interpretation this new theory is simple and may explain all physical phenomenon, and most Nature' underlying fundamentals. Philosophy which was guidance of physical science, since physics and mathematics was a part of natural philosophy before 20th century. Science get developed well time after time, but after the beginning of 20th century we have already experienced imbalance of the knowledge, this means that experimental physics, and mathematics may extremely advanced and be more complex than it's logical meaning, as theoretical part decreases and perhaps will finally be forgotten near future. This aproach points out some risks may go a limit that we can't make any explanation about the Nature fundamental issues. In other words, what was simple to understand before long time is the most difficult one today. Through the advancement and it's complicity the Experimental physics and Mathematics may finally illimitable theoretecal physics and all philosophical views..

Author Bio

Bashir M. Yusuf. Msc Electronics Engeneering, Puntland State University Galkayo Punland Somalia.

Joe Fisher wrote on Feb. 3, 2018 @ 15:42 GMT
Dear Bashir M. Yusuf,

FQXi.org is clearly seeking to confirm whether Nature is fundamental.

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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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Feb. 4, 2018 @ 08:35 GMT
Dear Bashir M. Yusuf.

The fundamental must be simple, understandable and save our thinking, This is the New Cartesian Physics, which is based on the identity of space and matter of Descartes, which wants to be the theory of everything. If a fundamental theory means the theory that which all other theories can be derived from, it is the ultimate theory of everything (TOE), then certainly it should describe the Big Bang or if there is one at all or if there is anything before it. Look at my essay, FQXi Fundamental in New Cartesian Physics by Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich Where I showed how radically the physics can change if it follows this principle. Evaluate and leave your comment there. Then I'll give you a rating. Do not allow New Cartesian Physics go away into nothingness.

Sincerely, Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich.

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Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Feb. 5, 2018 @ 09:53 GMT
Dear Bashir M. Yusuf, in new-Cartesian physics, corpuscles is three-dimensional vortices that, under the influence of the pressure of the Universe, unite into bodies. It recognizes two fundamental forces: the force of the pressure of the universe and the centrifugal force of rotation of space. The remaining forces are their combinations and superposition’s that arise when the corpuscles are combined into bodies. The Coulomb law and Newton's law of gravitation have a common in the inverse square of the distance, and so the surface of the sphere can vary. Consequently, they can be generalized by the Gaussian Law. The law of equivalence of mass and energy in the new-Cartesian physics of corpuscles is explained by the fact that the centrifugal force in the vortex is balanced by the force of the Universe pressure.

Sincerely, Boris

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Juan Ramón González Álvarez wrote on Feb. 5, 2018 @ 18:40 GMT
It is absurd to consider a fundamental particle is an indivisible atom. This terminology only can create confusion.

The photon is no more fundamental than the electron. At contrary one can eliminate all photons from electrodynamic theory and stay with a theory of direct action among charged particles, but one cannot eliminate electrons and use only a theory of photons.

Photons do not have mass.

Dark matter does not exist. It is only a fictitious matter added to the equations to compensate for the lack of certian dynamical terms.

The popular concept of wave-particle duality is based in a missunderstanding of quantum mechanics. The electron is a particle, an elementary particle, and it always behaves as a particle.

Visual representation of the double slit experiment.

We can detect the arrival of individual electrons, and see how the diffraction pattern emerges as a statistical pattern made up of many small spots. This pattern, a wave-like pattern, is property of the whole ensemble of particles.

One cannot claim that protons and protons are hold togheter by strong force, but gravity helds togheter protons and neutrons.

It is not true that chemical bonding only explains ionic bonding. And van der Waals binding is a particular case of chemical forces.

There are many more issues, but I stop here.

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Author Bashir Yusuf wrote on Feb. 6, 2018 @ 02:16 GMT
Dear All

Error correction at; "Some historical events.

Sir. Isac Newton set the matter in action. He formulated the theory Of Gravity. Theory that is based particles in universe attract, and Henry Cavendish made experimental confirmation later."

Sorry for the names confusion here; Chadwick instead of Cavendish that was just writing mistake.

Dear Dizhechko...

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Jouko Harri Tiainen wrote on Feb. 7, 2018 @ 04:09 GMT
Sadly your PDF makes the words very difficult to read.

Your one indivisible atom sounds very odd to me, that means there are no true independents in your model and all collapses to solipsism or one atom as you put it. You do not have a "bird's eye" view to see all, hence you can only establish "relative truths" in your model. We all have "Frog's view" that is within the one atom. Hence we can only have "collective solipsism" which is strictly an oxymoron. I think you should address these issues more directly. Also your model cannot account for why there seems to be "places far away" from us that don't seem to be in temporal communication with us yet are needed by the theory. Also the quantum property of monogamy cannot be established in your model, (how system and subsystem are connected).

If you have time please have a look at my essay What is fundamental is the area of the imaginary unit" -- it looks at global geometric monogamy in one model where we can have both the bird and frog viewpoint at once.

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Author Bashir Yusuf wrote on Feb. 8, 2018 @ 23:03 GMT
Dear Tiainen

Regarding your comment at my current essay;https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3143

Sorry that the changed terms in different feilds of knowledge and interpretations have lost most important fundamental terms of physics discipline, that are necessary to define What is fundamental in physics.

"Your one indivisible atom sounds very odd to me"

I didnt mean...

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Edwin Eugene Klingman wrote on Feb. 10, 2018 @ 02:06 GMT
Dear Bashir,

You cover many aspects of physics in your essay. I interpret your "indivisible atom" to be the fundamental "substance", which you seem to postulate to be the photon. You say all other composite particles have two key categories, "charge and neutral". My suggestion would be to focus on mass and charge, in terms of gravitational fields and electromagnetic fields, as described in equation 1 in my essay. You state that "strong and weak force are both a gravitational force." Since gravitation interacts with itself, while the electromagnetic field does not have charge, so does not interact with itself, we have a linear field and an interacting nonlinear field. I do not believe the situation has been sufficiently explored, but mine is a minority view. Your intuition seems to be good, but I do not believe your basic model will take you as far as you wish to go. Perhaps focus on the non-linearity of gravity in high-density situations will be of some use. I encourage you in your efforts to understand nature.

My best regards,

Edwin Eugene Klingman

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Author Bashir Yusuf wrote on Feb. 13, 2018 @ 00:46 GMT
Dear Edwin

Thank you for the comments.

I agree many points in your essay, concerning fundamental question, is very interesting as it gives rationally explanations that focus most imortart fundamental aspects of nature of the Gravity and light which I also have implications of 19th century's benefits of philosophy linked physics namely Classical Physics.

"TK: No. I hope we...

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Author Bashir Yusuf wrote on Feb. 13, 2018 @ 01:01 GMT
$$n\frac {M_{earth}}{m_{photon}}=\frac {E_{earth}}{e_{photon}}=\frac {Mc^{2}}{mc^{2}}=3.35*{10^{60}}n$$

Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Feb. 14, 2018 @ 01:55 GMT
Hi Bashir Yusuf

wonderful approach,...."a new way to look matter and address some dogmatic issues that required to be solved by right interpretation this new theory is simple and may explain all physical phenomenon, and most Nature' underlying fundamentals. ..... Best wishes to your essay...

I hope you will not mind that I am not following main stream physics...

By the...

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Author Bashir Yusuf wrote on Feb. 14, 2018 @ 14:35 GMT
Dear Satyavarapu

Thank you for comments. I am really pleased sharing knowledge.

Now I am reading your essay with great attention and will comment after complete reading.

Indeed its very important topic.

Best wishes

Bashir.

Vladimir Rogozhin wrote on Feb. 17, 2018 @ 13:15 GMT
Dear Bashir,

You give very interesting and profound ideas that are aimed at overcoming the crisis of understanding in the ontological basis of fundamental science. I invite you to see my ideas .

Kind regards,

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Author Bashir Yusuf wrote on Feb. 17, 2018 @ 23:37 GMT

I am really pleased to see your profound essay which I think it is most important Idea I know since it creates the real philosophical solution for modern Physics crisis, it creates a comprehensive environment for undertanding and answering fundamental questions including current "What is Fundamental?". Therefore I would recommend all to take this topic seriously, if the question has importance for humanity.

The reason is that the modern physics is far from its fundamental aspect ( philosophical scientific basics) and the current situation seems that, it is almost impossible to answer or even to grasp the answer no matter how simple it is.

I have experienced the need of such ontological ideas after giving simple basic answer (hypothesis) which links together, in 2010 essay. previous essay

After evaluation of the hypothesis, I realized that it was poorly or almost not understood, on the other hand many verifying discoveries happened.

By investigation to the problem I suspectedly wondered, "To address all problems and to put new forward going Idea are two very important actions, but I sometimes wonder which one is most important to focus on first?". My answer become " to address the problem first".

For most part of my current essay, I have focused to point out some important ontological issues.

Terminological metaphors, los in conceptualized mathematics,...... led the phyical reality to be far from the Current Physicist's way of viewing the Nature's Physical phenomenon ( expectations ), and best communication would be Spherical Geometrical modelling (close sphere packing) I think similar principle that the architect and philosopher, Buckminster Fuller used. In other words, ontological presentation of Geometry and simulations of the Nature would be a good way to understand underlying fundamental Principle in both physics and mathematics.

Best wishes

Bashir.

Steve Dufourny wrote on Feb. 20, 2018 @ 11:11 GMT
Hello Mr Yusuf,

Happy to see your essay on this contest.A relevant general WORK, I am wishing you all the best,

Best Regards

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Kamal L Rajpal wrote on Feb. 21, 2018 @ 17:15 GMT
Dear Bashir M. Yusuf,

I have read your Essay and suggest that you read Dark Matter: http://vixra.org/pdf/1303.0207v3.pdf

Quantum Mechanics claims that an electron can be both spin-up and spin-down at the same time. In my conceptual physics Essay on Electron Spin, I have proved that this is not true. Please read: https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3145 or https://fqxi.org/data/essay-contest-files/Rajpal_1306.0141v3
.pdf

Kamal Rajpal

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Steven Andresen wrote on Feb. 22, 2018 @ 06:30 GMT
Dear Bashir

If you are looking for another essay to read and rate in the final days of the contest, will you consider mine please? I read all essays from those who comment on my page, and if I cant rate an essay highly, then I don’t rate them at all. Infact I haven’t issued a rating lower that ten. So you have nothing to lose by having me read your essay, and everything to...

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Author Bashir Yusuf wrote on Feb. 23, 2018 @ 18:58 GMT
Dear Steve Dufourny, Kamal Rajpal and Steven Andresen.

Thank you for comments and sharing Ideas.

I have read your essays and commented.

I hope good lucky to all.

Best regards

Bashir.

Peter Jackson wrote on Feb. 23, 2018 @ 20:31 GMT
Bashir,

Nice essay, glad I got to it. I think you covered the ground well and identified some important fundamental issues. Nice job, nice historical review, right on topic and well arranged.

If you'd like to be early seeing a shocking one - a classical derivation of QM, do check out my essay, but read the last part slowly to reconstruct the full ontological mechanism. (Declan Traill's short essay confirms the output with a code & PLOT). (Of course it likely won't be accepted into doctrine for some eons!) Do ask any questions there.

Well done for yours. Very best

Peter

PS; I just posted a quick mechanism check list on Jeff Yee's string.

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Peter Jackson replied on Feb. 24, 2018 @ 10:36 GMT
Bashir,

Now I'm getting confused. Too many essays! It wasn't Yee it was Walker I posted the quick mechanism checklist on. It's now on my postings too.

Best

Peter

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Peter Jackson replied on Feb. 25, 2018 @ 16:10 GMT
Bashir,

Thanks for your nice comment and understanding of mine, I agree all, including the other essays you mentioned. I also commend Declan Traill's, Gordon Watsons, Sue Lingo's, Roychouri Chandras.. & Richard Nixeys among others as you'll see in my posts.

We must find a way to escape the present theory rut to allow advancement. I agree using our brains not just calculators must make a return.

Scoring yours now with a top mark. Hope it makes the finals.

Best wishes

Peter

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Robert D. Sadykov wrote on Feb. 25, 2018 @ 10:15 GMT
Dear Bashir Yusuf,

I thank you for commenting on my essay. Your essay raises many questions. I agree with one point. Electron and other particles, really, can consist of more elementary particles or quanta, which like a photon have zero rest mass and move at the speed of light. The kinetic energy of these quanta forms internal energy and a nonzero mass of particles. Of course, these quanta are not ordinary photons, but they can be very similar to photons by some physical properties.

Best wishes,

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Maxim Yurievich Khlopov wrote on Feb. 26, 2018 @ 12:32 GMT
Dear Bashir Yusuf,

Thank you for your interesting essay and discussion of potential problems for the fundamental physics.

With the best regards

M.Yu.Khlopov

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