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CATEGORY: Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability Essay Contest (2019-2020) [back]
TOPIC: Incompleteness, Entropy and Unification by Boris Egorov [refresh]
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Author Boris Egorov wrote on Apr. 10, 2020 @ 12:57 GMT
Essay Abstract

Entropy plays an important role in modern physics but a deeper understanding of it may clear up many open questions. To achieve this goal a speculative scenario is proposed. The classical interpretation of thermodynamics is replaced by a field interpretation. The thermodynamic entropy is divided into different types and endowed with the functions of fields. A new understanding of energy transformations allows combining the first and the second laws of thermodynamics in one principle. The universal law of conservation of energy as a main paradigm is replaced by the idea of dynamic balancing of energies continuously generated at a fundamental level. The proposed principle predicts increase in total energy-mass in all irreversible heat processes e.g. the expansion of the Universe. The proposed concept may help in understanding some problems, such as dark energy, dark matter, unification of interactions, and also in understanding the reason of the mathematical incompleteness.

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An independent researcher and inventor, born in 1977. He worked as a logistics specialist in the automotive industry until 2013. Main research area includes: renewable energy, heat engines, thermodynamics and cosmology. In 2015 he developed some methods to increase efficiency of heat engines. Since 2016 he has been working on a new theory of thermodynamics which may solve some problems of physics and especially cosmology. At present moment he is developing an experimental program confirming the new theory and is looking for opportunities to realize it.

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Peter Jackson wrote on Apr. 13, 2020 @ 12:09 GMT
Dear Boris,

I found your essay an interesting and informative new take on thermodynamics. Clearly written but I'm 68 and was just in from 5hrs hard gardening so kept dozing off! But then it dawned on me it was very consistent with, and indeed found a new raisen d'etre for, the sub matter 'Higgs Condensate' view of 'dark energy' which I've shown can produce all OTHER 'action-at-a-distance', but had missed the 'heat' aspect!

The link to my recent collaboration paper is in my essay, which builds from quite new & more consistent foundations and may 'help' your own theory, which I find excellent, that is if you agree to the way I saw it. Do advise, though be warned, my essay covers a very wide range of evidence and consequences.

Very well done, including for the original topic and rigorous approach. I have it down for a high score. But be warned, it may also get the odd 1.0 score from trolls. Mine's had 2 or 3!

Best of luck

Peter

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Author Boris Egorov replied on Apr. 15, 2020 @ 09:23 GMT
Dear Peter,

Thanks for your comment. Your essay seems to me interesting and helpful. You are right I meant by dissipated scalar particles Higgs condensate but in my essay I am also trying to understand how Dark energy can increase at constant density.

I wish you good luck

Boris

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Apr. 18, 2020 @ 09:47 GMT
Dear Professor Boris Egorov,

Your wonderful starting words..........Math and experiments form the basis of physics. However mathematical models and experimental data need also a correct consistent interpretation. Interpretation means understanding of physics and can include logic, philosophy, historical experience etc. In 1931 Gödel proved two theorems which state that a mathematical system cannot be complete and internally consistent by itself....................

I have few questions about it. This law is applicable to Quantum Mechanics, but will this law be applicable to COSMOLOGY.......?????.........

I never encountered any such a problem in Dynamic Universe Model in the Last 40 years, all the the other conditions mentioned in that statement are applicable ok

I hope you will have CRITICAL examination of my essay... "A properly deciding, Computing and Predicting new theory’s Philosophy".....

Best Regards

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Author Boris Egorov replied on Apr. 18, 2020 @ 11:51 GMT
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your comment and critical remark. By experiments, I also mean observations, of course. But it is not a law it is just an opinion.

Boris

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta replied on Apr. 21, 2020 @ 06:43 GMT
Dear sir,

Hope you will have a look at my essay too

Best

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Cristinel Stoica wrote on May. 4, 2020 @ 09:12 GMT
Dear Boris,

This is a very interesting essay. There are some amazing facts about thermodynamics, and not all are clear even today. One of them being exactly why the macro level is what it is. This matters, since entropy is a feature of this particular coarse graining, but there seems to be no a priori reason to choose this particular coarse graining. Anyway, back to your essay, there are some very interesting remarks you make. Also, you propose a bold idea, that mathematical incompleteness may have a physical explanation. Gödel didn't assume anything about physics, so maybe the explanation is the other way around, but it is interesting that, like any explanation, you can take the opposite route, and rediscover Gödel's incompleteness experimentally, so to speak. At least this is how I interpret what you wrote. You also wrote "absolute energy is not conserved and constantly generates new conditions and entropy" and explained why you think this to be true, and how it may be able to explain some things we don't understand yet well enough, like dark energy and dark matter. An interesting thing that I'd like to mention here is that General Relativity also doesn't preserve energy globally, thouhg it does locally. Not sure how this can connect to what you do, but you may find it interesting. Good luck with the essay!

Cheers,

Cristi

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Author Boris Egorov replied on May. 6, 2020 @ 16:10 GMT
Dear Cristi,

Thank you for your kind comment and interesting remarks. The local energy conservation in GR is actually an additional reason for me to think about combining GR with thermodynamics and not with electrodynamics or QFT which in this case could be deduced from the unified theory as emergent phenomena, as I hope.

Kind regards,

Boris

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Vladimir Rogozhin wrote on May. 10, 2020 @ 08:22 GMT
Dear Boris,

I read your very interesting essay with deep analytics, original ideas and important conclusions aimed at overcoming the crisis of understanding, crisis of interpretation and representation, “troubles with physics” (Lee Smolin), “loss of certainty” (Morris Kline) in philosophical (ontological) ) basis of fundamental science. Great job. I have only two questions. 1) Is it necessary to include the ontologically unjustified hypothesis of the “Big Bang” in the modern scientific picture of the world? 2) Do you agree with the conclusions of Carlo Rovelli from the article Physics Needs Philosophy / Philosophy Needs Physics ?

Kind regards,

Vladimir

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Author Boris Egorov replied on May. 11, 2020 @ 19:17 GMT
Dear Vladimir,

Thank you for your kind comment and interesting questions. There are several reasons for including the Big Bang hypothesis in my scenario. First of all it remains the basic hypothesis of the beginning of the Universe in modern cosmology in spite of all its disadvantages. Nevertheless the beginning of the Universe was not my main research goal. My task was to show how the field interpretation of thermodynamics and the new understanding of the thermodynamic entropy could supplement the main physical theories and help decrease the incompleteness of modern physics. As for the role of philosophy in physics I completely agree with Carlo that it is now underestimated. Philosophy is very important for understanding of physics. It can supplement and update the existing methods of cognition.

Kind regards,

Boris

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Vladimir Rogozhin replied on May. 12, 2020 @ 15:47 GMT
Dear Boris,

Thank you very much for your answer and your positive assessment of the role of philosophy for physics. This is extremely important! Here we can recall the philosophical testament of A. Einstein: “At the present time, a physicists has to deal with philosophic problems to a much greater extent than physicists of the previous generations. Physicists forced to that the difficulties of their own science.”... Following Einstein’s testament, try to conceive the ontology of the “big bang” based on your conception and the question of the nature of the “laws of Nature”. I wish you success in research and contest!

Kind regards,

Vladimir

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Pavel Vadimovich Poluian wrote on May. 16, 2020 @ 11:06 GMT
Dear Boris!

I met your essay with interest. I liked the original idea - to return from the molecular model of a gas to the concept of a field! Very unexpected and promising. I now work in the department at the university, and used to work in the oil and gas sector. I have an article “Burning Blood of the Economy” - about the history of thermodynamics, but it focuses not on the physical aspect, but on the energy-economic one. If it will be interesting to you, I can send it (or find on the Web - there was a scientific publication, but this is a network publication with an interesting discussion).

Truly yours,

Pavel Poluian,

Siberian Federal University.

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