Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gravity, Part III

Part I, II, III

Abstract

I apologize for the long delay since I posted Part II of this series on gravity. I argued previously that distance is a perceptual illusion and that nonlocality (action at a distance) is synonymous with nonspatiality. I also argued that gravity is a nonlocal phenomenon and the result of energy deficiencies that arise from certain interactions occurring in the lattice. In this post, I explain why gravity is attractive and why it obeys an inverse square law. If you have not already done so, please read Physics: The Problem With Motion, Understanding the Lattice and the first two parts of this article before continuing.

A Reminder

It is a good thing from my perspective as a Christian to remind my readers that my understanding of fundamental physics arose almost entirely from my personal interpretation of a few Hebrew and Christian kabbalistic texts. These include, especially, passages from Isaiah, Ezekiel and the book of Revelation. Let me reiterate that, if you find my Biblical work or my rebellious attitude toward the scientific community offensive to your worldview, please don’t read my blog, as it is not meant for you. I write only for the benefit of kindred spirits, sorry.

Full of Eyes Around and Within

Four living creatures, full of eyes” is how John described the six-winged metaphorical creatures. Centuries before, Isaiah had called them, Seraphim, or the burning ones. They are the constituents of a sea of glass, i.e., an immense crystal-like lattice (see Understanding the Lattice) of energetic particles, without which gravity, electromagnetism and ordinary motion would be impossible. It took me a long time to grasp the true symbolic meaning of that passage. Eventually, it occurred to me that the eye represents a particle’s ability to sense (see) things, not only at its own position, but also at a distance. Of course, particles do not really have “eyes”. The eye is just a metaphorical property that symbolizes nonlocal interactions. Being full of eyes is a way of describing all-around or total vision. And, as with normal vision, the sensing ability diminishes with distance. I interpret this to mean that a particle has the nonlocal ability to sense and react to an energy imbalance in some other particle, in proportion to the inverse square of the distance between the two. This is important because gravity, too, obeys an inverse square law.

Inverse Square Law and Energy Conservation

Note that, in the lattice gravity hypothesis, it is not particles that attract each other. Rather, particles react to energy imbalances. This implies that gravity can theoretically be either attractive or repulsive, depending on whether the imbalance is a deficiency or a surplus. One is forced to ask, why is there a nonlocal reaction to an energy imbalance and why does it have to obey an inverse square law? Here is an illustration that will help to elucidate the principle.
The vertical lines represent discrete positions on a single “spatial” dimension of the lattice at a given point on the fourth dimension. The short lines represent positions with no unbalanced energy. The longer vertical line in the middle symbolizes an energy imbalance at a single position on that dimension. The imbalance is an energy deficiency, which nature must strive to eliminate. It does so by changing the kinetic energy of particles so as to move them toward the deficiency. However, it must do so at an equal distance on both sides in order to conserve balance.

In a single dimension, as shown, the force of gravity would be linear because it needs only to move two side particles having a total energy equal to the imbalance. Normally, nature would apply its gravitational principle in all four dimensions but the properties of matter particles are such that it can only work with the three familiar spatial dimensions. The inverse square principle is due to the fact that the surface of a 3-D sphere increases in proportion to the square of the distance from the center. In other words, the farther away from the center of imbalance, the more particles lie on this abstract surface. As a result, the gravitational force diminishes in proportion to the inverse square of the distance.

First Principles

It is possible to calculate the exact gravitational force between two massive bodies on first principles alone, i.e., starting from the knowledge of how particles interact and move in the lattice. The only problem is that, unlike the Newtonian and Einsteinian gravity hypothesis, the lattice gravity hypothesis posits that, since lattice particles (both electrostatic and magnetic) fly around in all directions from a massive body, gravitational imbalances are therefore created all around the body, not just where the body’s constituent particles are located. In my opinion, these extended energy imbalances are responsible for the gravity anomalies that have led some people to posit the existence of dark matter.

I am in the process of setting up a non-profit research organization called the Rebel Science Research Institute. One of RSRI’s first actions will be to calculate the gravitational force from first principles. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Working on Stuff

Kindle

I am so busy lately that I haven't had time to work on the rest of the gravity series in the last few weeks. One of the things I am busy with is an e-book for the Amazon Kindle e-reader on the parallel programming crisis and Project COSA. It is mostly a collection of various articles and essays I've written on the subject over the years. I think it would be nice if everything was organized in an easy to browse format. Eventually, I would like to publish several e-books on the various subjects I've written about on this blog. One reason for the e-book project is that I need to make some extra income to support my research and gain free time to work on what I like the most.

RSRI

I am also working on setting up a non-profit research and educational corporation called the Rebel Science Research Institute. RSRI will be an organization dedicated to theoretical and experimental research in physics, computer science and artificial intelligence.

I will publish a new post on gravity soon. Please be patient.