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The Origin of Discrete Particles

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Overview

This book is a unique summary of the results of a long research project undertaken by the authors on discreteness in modern physics. In contrast with the usual expectation that discreteness is the result of mathematical tools for insertion into a continuous theory, this more basic treatment builds up the world from the discrimination of discrete entities. This gives an algebraic structure in which certain fixed numbers arise. As such, one agrees with the measured value of the fine-structure constant to one part in 10,000,000 (107).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789814261678
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Acknowledgments vii

1 Introduction 1

2 Combinatorial space 5

3 The story of the particle concept 17

4 Dimensionality 25

5 The simple bit-string picture 31

6 The fine-structure constant calculated 35

7 Process and iteration 83

8 Pre-space: High-energy particles: Non-locality 95

9 Space, relativity and classical space 115

10 Perception 135

11 Current quantum physics, state/observer philosophy: complementarity 141

12 Just six numbers 163

13 Quantum or Gravity? 169

References 173

Index 175

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