Two books that could transform your understanding of reality:
The physics of material reality as never before -
in beautiful pictures and flowing poetry.
A radically new, but ages old, perspective on the nature of material reality.
A layman's view of
the scientific issues.
In these books
Dr Grahame Blackwell presents, in two quite different styles, his findings from ten years of scientific investigation and careful mathematical analysis.
(No maths in either book.)
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In Chapter 1 we establish the principle of time dilation, the fact that the effects of time on any material object slow down as that object increases its speed. We put this on a clear mathematical footing, deriving a formula to express the rate of time-experience in relation to the speed of motion. This result is expressed in terms of the speed of the energy flows forming matter. In Chapter 3 it's established that the rate of those energy flows is in fact c, the speed of light
In Chapter 2 the mathematical relationship of time to all spatial dimensions is explored. The popular concept of 'spacetime' casts time in the role of the fourth dimension, perpendicular to the three spatial dimensions. Relativity Theory regards all objects as moving in this 4-dimensional 'space-time continuum', whereas this new perspective shows time as flowing through those objects at varying rates depending on their speed of motion in 3-D space. The impression of 'moving in a fourth dimension' is shown to be a mathematical consequence of the rate of flow of the energies that produce the effects of time.Chapter 3 goes on to show how this orthogonality (right-angledness, mathematically speaking) of time-effects to spatial motion results in one particular speed of motion being seen as the same by all constant-velocity observers, whatever their own speed or direction of motion.
This 'absolute speed' (as opposed to a varying relative speed) corresponds to the speed of energy flows in matter. Since this quality is known to also apply to the speed of light, and since only one such absolute speed can exist, the speed of material energy flows is established as being the speed of light.Chapter 4 looks at the issue of different reference frames - different speeds and directions of motion. Conventional relativity theory says that all inertial (constant-velocity, no gravitational effects) reference frames are of equal standing, that there is no one speed and/or direction of motion that could be considered as 'at rest' in absolute terms.
This leads to the notion that different orderings of events, as perceived from different states of motion, are equally valid - that there is no one sequence of events that can be regarded as the way that things happened. That in turn leads logically to the conclusion that travelling faster than the speed of light could result in travelling backwards in time; this applies for material objects or for information.
This chapter offers a careful reappraisal of that conclusion, from the perspective of the material energy-flow paradigm.Chapter 5 explores the issue of transferring from one reference frame to another. In other words, given a mathematical description of what's going on as viewed from one inertial reference frame, how does that look from another such state of motion?
This question was tackled by Hendrik Lorentz, a contemporary of Einstein, who came up with The Lorentz Transformation. This is a set of equations that translates distances, times and velocities as seen from one frame of reference into the corresponding values for the other.
In this chapter we'll see how the energy-flow perspective on matter leads to exactly those equations. We'll also look at an interesting twist in the tale of those transformation equations.
In addition we'll briefly revisit the discovery made inTapestry of Light (but seen this time from the mathematical standpoint) that careful consideration of the Lorentz Transformation from the energy-flow view provides a scientific basis for the Principle of Special Relativity, as deduced but never proved by Einstein. Chapter 6 takes us to Einstein's famous mass-energy equivalence relationship, E = mc2. First, though, we'll look at what mass is, why inertia happens and how the effective mass of an object increases with its speed - all from a mathematical standpoint.
That completes the mathematics of the material energy-flow perspective on the nature of matter and time, and the relationship of those findings to the experimentally-validated features of Special Relativity. This book then continues with explorations of three related topics: time, the Quantum Leap and Hubble expansion of space.Chapter 7 looks at some of the very different ways in which the same word, time, is used both in everyday speech and in the scientific context. Is it any wonder that our understanding of this concept is at times (!!) confused? This chapter also looks at a noted philosophical argument for the view that there is in fact no such thing as time and offers a reason for the contradictions and paradoxes surrounding this subject. Chapter 8 questions a fundamental assumption in respect of the famous quantum leap, and offers a rather different view based on the energy-flow understanding of matter. Chapter 9 looks at the well-documented phenomenon of the expansion of space, as discovered by Edwin Hubble in 1929. It offers a slightly tongue-in-cheek alternative explanation for the observed effects of this ongoing process - mainly for the purpose of showing that there may be other ways of interpreting scientific evidence than the one that seems obvious.
It remains only to say that this book can be read as a stand-alone text giving a mathematically-supported validation of all of the concepts explored in Chapters 2 to 5 ofTapestry of Light. (To this end the Appendices and Bibliography provided in Tapestry are also included at the end of this book.)
However the full depth and significance of those concepts will only be apparent if read in conjunction withTapestry. Chapter 6 of Tapestry also gives pointers to further developments of these concepts to be published in the future.