History and Philosophy of Physics

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[5] viXra:1708.0402 [pdf] submitted on 2017-08-27 22:14:17

A Possible Model of Parallel Universes

Authors: Yuly Shipilevsky
Comments: 1 Page.

We suggest a possible Model of Parallel Universes(Worlds) wherein the same space can be occupied by different Universes on condition that all parts and particles of any one Universe exist only in discrete moments of time and does not exist in other moments of time and these sets of moments( one set per each Universe) do not intersect so that Universes can be "parallel" in time.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[4] viXra:1708.0399 [pdf] submitted on 2017-08-28 00:33:44

History Lessons from the 5th Solvay Meeting, 1927

Authors: Andrew Beckwith
Comments: 54 Pages. Intended for an international meeting in Kiev, September 2017

Largely drawn from “Quantum Theory at the Crossroads : Reconsideringthe1927 Solvay Conference” by Guido Bacciagaluppi and Antony Valentini, but also from several books by Pais (“ Inward Bound” and “Subtle is the Lord”), plus other sources, we examine some of the very contemporary themes as to quantum measurement which were debated in the 5th Solvay meeting. In addition we also discuss some issues given by Roland Omnes in “Understanding Quantum Mechanics” as to the problem of classical and quantum properties, which is at the forefront of the Quantum Gravity issues of how to reconcile semi classical physics with the presumed bridge between Planckian physics (presumably quantum in nature) with the rest of cosmology. The issues argued in part by the Solvay meeting as to Quantum measurements and the competing Pilot theory, as brought up by De Broglie, and how that plays out as to the later Hidden Variables and the alleged determinism foundations of an embedding structure for Quantum physics, still are with us, and make the Solvay meeting, 1927 a stellar event, still worth revisiting 90 years later.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[3] viXra:1708.0268 [pdf] submitted on 2017-08-22 22:54:52

The Map is not the Territory

Authors: Georgina Woodward
Comments: 24 Pages. Includes one coloured diagram and coloured variable group identifiers.

The important difference between variables in Object reality, reality existing independently of the mind, sometimes called physical reality has been discussed. Variables have been divided into terrain (t) and Map (M) variables. There has been categorization of terrain and Map variable groups. The groups have been given colour identifiers so that each variable representation can be accompanied by a tally or chart showing the variable groups to which it belongs. Variable profiles (single variable type profile ) and Terrain profiles ( Multiple variable type profile) have been introduced. Variation in Terrain profile over time has been likened to and contrasted with a wave-function and outcome probability distribution. The changing Terrain profile associated with the object under consideration provides a new way of thinking about what is happening. The concepts of truth, logic and knowledge have been discussed and it has been shown that old ways of thinking need to change in order to accommodate the expanded non partial perspective of Object reality. Including superficially contradictory states and non unitary 'property' values and states, at all scales not just the quantum scale. A measurable in physics is a relationship and not a property possessed by an object of itself.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[2] viXra:1708.0257 [pdf] submitted on 2017-08-21 15:10:36

Some Insight into Relativity Principle, Covariant Equations, and the Use of Abduction in Physics

Authors: Jerzy Hanckowiak
Comments: 12 Pages.

We show relations of the Relativity Principle (RP) to the linear features of space(time), Sec 1. In Sec.2 RP is written in Minkowski’s space. Sec. 3 is devoted to Einstein’s relativity principle. The covariant form of equation and the RP in the free Fock space (FFS) are discussed in Sec.4.In Sec.5 are also discussed a possible trace of the quantum features in classical mechanics and possible sources of nonlinearity of basic equations of nature. The final comments are contained in Sec.6.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics

[1] viXra:1708.0235 [pdf] submitted on 2017-08-19 22:45:29

Is Quantum Physics Really Strange?

Authors: Georgina Woodward
Comments: 10 Pages. Includes two coloured diagrams

The conclusions from investigations of physics at the quantum realm, and theoretical models fitting the results, have presented that scale of reality as a realm utterly unlike macroscopic material reality, as we 'know' it. The aim of this paper is to show that some the difference between the scales is due to the way in which the quantum scale is considered and portrayed, not actually a difference in the way phenomena are happening.
Category: History and Philosophy of Physics