History and Philosophy of Physics

1812 Submissions

[9] viXra:1812.0391 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-21 07:32:42

About the Meaning of „Understanding“ in Modern Physics

Authors: Carsten Reese
Comments: 9 Pages.

For nearly 100 years, physicists have been trying to „understand“ quantum physics. Up to today no satisfying answer could be given concerning the surprising behavior of nature, especially if looking into microscopic scales. This article identifies an approach towards an answer to the questions arising from the quantum physics effects, which are preposterous to common sense, by first going one-step back: “understanding” as a terminus is defined, as well as the terms analogy, model, concept and theory. In addition, the role of mathematics for the understanding of physics is addressed. This generates a more accurate basis. The limitations of our mind and senses due to the fact that we are living in a mesoscopic world are taken into account. This may lead to an identification of our limits of insight. As an outcome, models may have to be replaced by concepts to achieve a different level of understanding compared to the “classical” expectation.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[8] viXra:1812.0379 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-22 00:48:23

There is Only One Way to Correctness in Explanation: the Way Shown by Popper

Authors: Satish Malhotra
Comments: 10 Pages. revival of the long forgotten concept of falsifiability is an urgent necessity

If there is a universal method of correct explanation (reasoning), it will naturally be the method of reasoning on all subjects, and it will be applicable in all situations and all circumstances. Popper’s theory-- method of falsification-- is the universal method of explanation and reasoning, there is no other way to explain correctly; it applies in all situations—practical or theoretical-- and is valid for all subjects—scientific explanations; it is the method of demarcation between science and metaphysics. As the rational human beings, we all reason out, draw inferences and form explanations. The inferences and the explanations a person makes is based on the knowledge the person drawing the inference has on the matter under his consideration. If he does not know enough about the issue being consideration he goes and asks a person who has knowledge of the subject (on which decision is needed). A person’s explanation emerges out of the knowledge a person has about the subject being reasoned—my knowledge and my reasoning has an inseparable connection. Wrong, incorrect or lack of knowledge is the cause of incorrect reasoning and incorrect inferences. Knowledge thus is an integral part of the process of reasoning; we in this paper argue the man has only one universal method of correct knowledge as such of the correctness of one’s explanation: long forgotten, Sir Karl Popper’s theory of knowledge, his criterion of demarcation between science and metaphysics (and between right and wrong explanation as well as the reasoning behind any explanation).
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[7] viXra:1812.0364 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-20 14:39:17

Speculation: Conventional and Unconventional

Authors: Salvatore Gerard Micheal
Comments: 2 Pages.

the arrogance and disdain of conventional speculation is explored; two unconventional ideas are briefly explored
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[6] viXra:1812.0357 [pdf] replaced on 2019-01-25 15:17:04

Physics since Einstein

Authors: Sjaak Uitterdijk
Comments: 139 Pages.

Each scientist in physics has the moral responsibility to try to adapt mathematics to physics. Einstein adapted physics to his mathematics in his Special Theory of Relativity, with which the decay of physics began
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[5] viXra:1812.0256 [pdf] replaced on 2018-12-16 08:48:54

Preliminary Presentation to STFK Dec 2018

Authors: Jeffrey P Baugher
Comments: 18 Pages.

The cosmological constant is now the most contentious term in all of science due to the observation of the phenomena now known as dark energy. The term, as well as the rest of the einstein field equation, is ultimately derived from primitive notions of points, line and planes from the axiomatic method. I explain here this preliminary information as well as the hypothesis that these primitive notions are not logically consistent. I introduce evidence that using the concept of locations and relative line segments may for a more viable geometric expression for gravity.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[4] viXra:1812.0177 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-11 02:30:47

The 5th Dimension: the Scalar Big-Bang; Its Metric Unification of Forces.

Authors: Luis Sancho
Comments: 16 Pages.

In this article I will try to explain in brief, simple terms unlike a previous book-sized post, what we system scientists call the fifth dimension, or ‘arrow of social evolution and information’ and how its metric explains some essential matters in science, such as genetics, memetics, the scales of the Universe, sociology and religion (the arrow of social evolution in human groups) and how it connects with Relativity and physics as it is similar to the concept of cyclic time clocks, angular momentum and the principle of equivalence between acceleration and gravitational forces. We apply then 5D metrics to the unification of charges and masses and the self-similar roles of electromagnetic and dark energy forces in the quantum and cosmological scales of the fifth dimension.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[3] viXra:1812.0099 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-05 09:04:44

Attribute Spaces vs Standard Model

Authors: Salvatore Gerard Micheal
Comments: 2 Pages.

a brief depressing comparison of the titled two subjects
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[2] viXra:1812.0057 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-03 09:35:01

The Higgs vs TET

Authors: Salvatore Gerard Micheal
Comments: 7 Pages.

the motivations for the Higgs boson are detailed and compared to the reasons why TET is rejected by the physics community
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[1] viXra:1812.0021 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-01 15:00:27

Schrodinger's Cat Pseudoscience and Fringe Theories

Authors: Salvatore Gerard Micheal
Comments: 6 Pages.

detailed examination of title topics, examples, and presentation of one viable alternative
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics