History and Philosophy of Physics

1408 Submissions

[4] viXra:1408.0170 [pdf] replaced on 2014-09-04 11:01:22

Note on Accounting for the Secular Variations of the Orbits of Venus and Mercury, by Simon Newcomb (1895)

Authors: Valdir Monteiro dos Santos Godoi
Comments: 2 Pages.

An essay: annotated translation of the "NOTE ON ACCOUNTING FOR THE SECULAR VARIATIONS OF THE ORBITS OF VENUS AND MERCURY", by SIMON NEWCOMB (1895).
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[3] viXra:1408.0109 [pdf] replaced on 2014-08-22 11:39:11

Historical Perspective on Energy Flow in Quantum Field Theory

Authors: Peter Cameron
Comments: Pages.

The absence of impedances from the Standard Model is most remarkable. Impedance is a fundamental concept, of universal validity. Impedances govern the flow of energy. In particular, the coupling of the photon to matter happens in the near field. The absence of the photon near-field impedance in photon-electron interactions is the most basic and profound example of this remarkable circumstance, sitting unnoticed in the foundation of quantum electrodynamics. One cannot obtain a complete understanding of such interactions without examining the role of impedances. How this essential principle escaped notice in the development of quantum field theory is outlined, and consequences of its inclusion in our present understanding are explored.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[2] viXra:1408.0073 [pdf] submitted on 2014-08-12 14:37:04

Les Théories électriques de J. Clerk Maxwell: Étude Historique et Critique (1902)

Authors: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem
Comments: 212 Pages. French

re-typeset edition of:
Duhem, Pierre Maurice Marie. Les théories électriques de J. Clerk Maxwell: Étude historique et critique. Paris: A. Hermann, 1902. https://archive.org/details/lesthoriesle00duheuoft .
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[1] viXra:1408.0021 [pdf] submitted on 2014-08-05 08:54:48

Anthropocentrism of the Physical Universe

Authors: Thierry Delort
Comments: 5 Pages.

It is interesting to answer to the question: What are the most important, the most general Principles in physics? Considering the importance of the Theory of Relativity and of Quantum physics, we could guess that the main Principles of those theories are also the most important in physics. But we will propose a new principle, called Principle of Anthropocentrism in Physics (PAS), that appears to be more important. Indeed we will see how all fields of physics appear to be consequences of the PAS. We then will show that an analysis of the most important Principles of physics leads to the conclusion that Universe is anthropocentric, and also that the apparition of human being was programmed since the beginning of the Universe, 15 billion years before the apparition of mankind. To end we will see the implications of the anthropocentrism of the Universe, in life science and in astrophysics.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics