you would be a real seeker after truth, you must at least once in
your life doubt, as far as possible, all things.
la Méthode (1637)
Matter is a project devoted to science education. It is intended
as a resource for students, educators, and others who are curious
about our universe. The general purpose is to de-mystify science,
offer sensible explanations of natural phenomena, refute popular
myths, and promote evidence-based reasoning. Special emphasis is
on the use of classical physical models and methods to explain
properties of matter which are elsewhere deemed to be
'non-classical' , or counterintuitive. Topics include special
and general relativity,
spin 1/2 wave functions, and
parity conservation. If you
want to truly understand how modern physics relates to classical
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exciting developments are:
An exact description of rotational (shear) waves in an ideal
elastic solid (here). Is this the
“equation of everything”?
R A 2011, Exact Description of Rotational Waves in an Elastic
Appl. Clifford Algebras 21:273-281.
version available free at
Derivation of an alternatve spatial inversion operator for Dirac
wave functions (here).
R A 2011, The Mirror Symmetry of Matter and Antimatter, Adv.
Appl. Clifford Algebras 21:283-295.
version available at
Classical Wave Theory of Matter is now
available in .pdf form at www.verumversa.com.
Is there an (a)ether?
is a weighty argument to be adduced in favour of the ether
hypothesis. To deny the ether is ultimately to assume that empty
space has no physical qualities whatever. The fundamental facts of
mechanics do not harmonize with this view.
Albert Einstein 1920
is necessary to set up an action principle and to get a
Hamiltonian formulation of the equations suitable for quantization
purposes, and for this the aether velocity is required.
Paul Dirac 1952
A space with torsion and curvature can be
generated from a Minkowski space via singular coordinate
transformations and is completely equivalent to a crystal which
has undergone plastic deformation being filled with dislocations
Hagan Kleinert 1989
Matter Logo: Did
you know that Einstein's famous mass-energy formula E=mc2
actually a special case of the Pythagorean Theorem? Einstein's
'mass' is actually the rest mass m0
which represents the ratio between the hypotenuse and the third
side of a right triangle. The hypotenuse is the speed of light
the second side is particle velocity (v),
and the third side is c/γ
The equation can also be written as:
particle momentum and E
energy. According to classical physics it can be written in terms
of wave variables as:
wave propagation, and the mass term represents oscillation without
propagation. These equalities are also correct:
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