History and Philosophy of Physics

1801 Submissions

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Zeno's Paradox and the Planck Length. The Fine Structure Constant and The Speed of Light

Authors: Espen Gaarder Haug
Comments: 3 Pages.

In this short paper we look at some interesting relationships between Zeno's paradox, the Planck length, the speed of light, and the fine structure constant. Did you know it takes 144 Zeno steps to reduce the speed of light to Planck length speed? Did you know it takes 137 Zeno steps to go from alpha*c to Planck length speed? And interestingly it is 7 steps between 144 and 137. We assume this is merely a coincidence, but it is often assumed that there are likely a maximum of 137 elements, the last one being the ``Feynmanium." And there are considered to be 7 orbital shells. We do not claim this explains anything particular in physics, but we also do not exclude the possibility that there could be something meaningful in it. Are these patterns purely numerically coincidences, or could they be a link to deeper understanding of other patterns related to physics, like the periodic table? Whatever the answer may be, it is interesting to look at Zeno's paradox in relation to the Planck length.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[23] viXra:1801.0375 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-26 12:52:53

Historia Fizyki – Szkic Rozwoju Fizyki w 18 wieku (in Polish); History of Physics – A Sketch of the Development of Physics in the 18th Century (in Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 190 Pages

"Historia Fizyki – Szkic rozwoju fizyki w XVIII wieku" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "History of Physics – A sketch of the development of physics in the 18th century" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[22] viXra:1801.0374 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-26 12:57:34

Historia Fizyki – Wkład Einsteina do Fizyki (in Polish); History of Physics – Einstein's Contribution to Physics (in Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 66 Pages

"Historia Fizyki – Wkład Einsteina do fizyki" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "History of Physics – Einstein's contribution to physics" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[21] viXra:1801.0373 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-26 12:59:37

Historia Fizyki – Współpracownicy Einsteina (In Polish); History of Physics – Einstein's Collaborators (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 102 Pages

"Historia Fizyki – Współpracownicy Einsteina" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "History of Physics – Einstein's collaborators" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw).
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[20] viXra:1801.0360 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-26 11:33:21

Historia Fizyki – O Tym, Jak W 17 Wieku Fizyka Stała Się Nauką (In Polish); History of Physics – About How in the 17th Century Physics Became a Science (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 106 Pages

"Historia Fizyki – O tym, jak w 17 wieku fizyka stała się nauką" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "History of Physics – About how in the 17th century physics became a science" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[19] viXra:1801.0358 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-25 12:10:38

Teoria Względności – Testy (In Polish); Theory of Relativity – Tests (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 66 Pages

"Teoria Względności – Testy" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "Relativity Theory – Tests" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[18] viXra:1801.0357 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-25 12:13:45

Teoria Względności – Błędne Interpretacje (In Polish); Theory of Relativity – Wrong Interpretations (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 56 Pages

"Teoria Względności – Błędne Interpretacje" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "Relativity Theory – Wrong Interpretations" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[17] viXra:1801.0356 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-25 12:15:58

Teoria Względności – Prekursorzy (In Polish); Theory of Relativity – Precursors (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 206 Pages

"Teoria Względności – Prekursorzy" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "Relativity Theory – Precursors" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

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Teoria Względności – Twórcy (In Polish); Theory of Relativity – Creators (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 568 Pages.

"Teoria Względności – Twórcy" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "Relativity Theory – Creators" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

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Teoria Względności – Kosmologia Relatywistyczna (In Polish); Theory of Relativity – Relativistic Cosmology (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 84 Pages.

"Teoria Względności – Kosmologia Relatywistyczna" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "Theory of Relativity – Relativistic Cosmology" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

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Teoria Względności – Czarne Dziury (in Polish); Theory of Relativity – Black Holes (in Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 64 Pages.

"Teoria Względności – Czarne Dziury" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "Theory of Relativity – Black Holes" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[13] viXra:1801.0351 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-25 12:28:49

Teoria Względności – Fale Grawitacyjne (In Polish); Theory of Relativity – Gravitational Waves (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 76 Pages

"Teoria Względności – Fale Grawitacyjne" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "Relativity Theory – Gravitational Waves" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

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Teoria Względności – Kalendarium (In Polish); Theory of Relativity – Calendar (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 130 Pages.

"Teoria Względności – Kalendarium" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "Relativity Theory – Calendar" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[11] viXra:1801.0335 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-25 08:56:46

Space and Time, Geometry and Fields: An Historical Essay on the Fundamental and its Physical Manifestation

Authors: Peter Cameron, Michaele Suisse
Comments: 8 Pages.

We address historical circumstances surrounding the absence of two essential tools - geometric interpretation of Clifford algebra and generalization of impedance quantization - from the particle physicist’s tool kit, and present details of the new perspective that follows from their inclusion. The resulting geometric wavefunction model permits one to examine the interface between fundamental and emergent.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[10] viXra:1801.0333 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-25 11:58:29

Teoria Względności – Podstawy (In Polish); Theory of Relativity – Basics (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 62 Pages

"Teoria Względności – Podstawy" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "Theory of Relativity – Basics" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

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Teoria Względności – Wyniki (In Polish); Theory of Relativity – Results (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 126 Pages.

"Teoria Względności – Wyniki" zawiera pomocnicze materiały do wykładu wygłoszonego przeze mnie dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "Theory of Relativity – Results" contains auxiliary materials for the lecture given by me for the listeners of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[8] viXra:1801.0324 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-24 05:37:46

Historia Teorii Względności – Od Kopernika do Newtona (in Polish); History of Relativity – From Copernicus to Newton (in Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 46 Pages.

"Historia Teorii Względności – Od Kopernika do Newtona" jest pierwszym z pięciu tomów pomocniczych materiałów do prowadzonego przeze mnie seminarium dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "History of Relativity – From Copernicus to Newton" is the first of five volumes of auxiliary materials for my seminar for students of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[7] viXra:1801.0323 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-24 06:05:29

Historia Teorii Względności – Od Newtona do Maxwella (in Polish); History of Relativity – From Newton to Maxwell (in Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 134 Pages.

"Historia Teorii Względności – Od Newtona do Maxwella" jest drugim z pięciu tomów pomocniczych materiałów do prowadzonego przeze mnie seminarium dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "History of Relativity – From Newton to Maxwell" is the second of five volumes of auxiliary materials for my seminar for students of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wrocław.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[6] viXra:1801.0322 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-24 06:32:01

Historia Teorii Względności – Od Maxwella do Einsteina (in Polish); History of Relativity – From Maxwell to Einstein (in Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 140 Pages

"Historia Teorii Względności – Od Maxwella do Einsteina" jest trzecim z pięciu tomów pomocniczych materiałów do prowadzonego przeze mnie seminarium dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "History of Relativity – From Maxwell to Einstein" is the third of five volumes of auxiliary materials for my seminar for students of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[5] viXra:1801.0321 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-24 06:46:00

Historia Teorii Względności – Era Einsteina 1905-1955 (In Polish); History of Relativity – Einstein Era 1905-1955 (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 292 Pages.

"Historia Teorii Względności – Era Einsteina 1905-1955" jest czwartym z pięciu tomów pomocniczych materiałów do prowadzonego przeze mnie seminarium dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "History of Relativity – Einstein Era 1905-1955" is the fourth of five volumes of auxiliary materials for my seminar for students of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

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Historia Teorii Względności – Ciekawe Wyniki po 1955 (In Polish); History of Relativity – Interesting Results After 1955 (In Polish)

Authors: Zbigniew Osiak
Comments: 396 Pages.

"Historia Teorii Względności – Ciekawe wyniki po 1955" jest piątym z pięciu tomów pomocniczych materiałów do prowadzonego przeze mnie seminarium dla słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim. ### The "History of Relativity – Interesting results after 1955" is the fifth of five volumes of auxiliary materials for my seminar for students of the University of the Third Age at the University of Wroclaw.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[3] viXra:1801.0184 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-17 00:20:54

Fundamentalism as a Metaphysical Concept

Authors: Jose P. Koshy
Comments: 7 Pages. Submitted to FQXi essay contest 2017

Fundamentalism, the belief that there exists some irreducible basic truths in anything connected with nature, has existed for a very long time. But its significance as a distinct metaphysical concept has not been properly analyzed so far. This essay is an attempt to formalize 'a concept of fundamentalism', which can be defined as follows: “Any field of knowledge has some fundamentals, based on which everything in that field can be logically explained, and so by identifying the fundamentals, we can arrive at the truth”. A fundamentalist approach in physics predicts the existence and the attributes of a Theory of Everything.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[2] viXra:1801.0098 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-09 01:18:20

The Frog and the Swarm of Bees, Different Views of the Universe

Authors: Georgina Woodward
Comments: Pages.

An extended version of the frog and the swarm of flies. With additional explanation of the analogy, and comparison of superposition from the hive mind to quantum physics theoretical superposition of outcome states. Rather than frog and bird views of the universe as suggested by Max Tegmark, this considers the frog and hive mind of a swarm of super intelligent bees. Arguing that the aggregate view of the hive mind demonstrates the relativity of variables, and that their collective view also represents 'many worlds' of possibility from the point of view of a frog with just a singular viewpoint.This ties together ideas of relativity and QM
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[1] viXra:1801.0035 [pdf] submitted on 2018-01-03 21:20:08

The Frog and the Swarm of Flies

Authors: Georgina Woodward
Comments: 2 Pages.

Rather than frog and bird views of the universe as suggested by Max Tegmark, this considers the frog and hive mind of a swarm of intelligent flies. Arguing that the aggregate view of the hive mind demonstrates the relativity of variables, and that their collective view also represents 'many worlds' of possibility from the point of view of a frog with just a singular viewpoint.This ties together ideas of relativity and QM
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics