History and Philosophy of Physics

1805 Submissions

[9] viXra:1805.0467 [pdf] submitted on 2018-05-27 02:50:47

Perfect Symmetry: A Short Philosophical Note on Math Rebuilt from Ancient Atomism

Authors: Espen Gaarder Haug
Comments: 3 Pages.

In this paper we point out an interesting asymmetry in the rules of fundamental mathematics between positive and negative numbers. We suggest an alternative (additional) number system rooted in ancient atomism; see, for example, Guthrie (1965); Pyle (1995); Taylor (1999); Grellard and Robert (2009). At several points in history, leading philosophers and scientists have thought that atomism could be the fundamental ex- planation of everything. Ancient atomism basically claims that everything consists of indivisible particles traveling in the void. If this is true, then we will see that everything comes in quanta (whole units) and fractional parts do not exist. Accordingly, in math developed from atomism there are no imaginary numbers.
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[8] viXra:1805.0201 [pdf] submitted on 2018-05-10 12:23:37

Refutation of Non-Existence Proof of Free Will © Copyright 2018 by Colin James III All Rights Reserved.

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 2 Pages. © Copyright 2018 by Colin James III All rights reserved. info@cec-services dot com

We find intermediate arguments are either not tautologous as expected or not contradictory as expected. By weakening certain arguments they can be coerced to become contradictory as the original proposer intended. Nevertheless, we therefore conclude that he non-existence proof of free will is refuted.
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[7] viXra:1805.0194 [pdf] submitted on 2018-05-09 09:00:23

Speculations on pi in a Finite Universe

Authors: Tariq Khan
Comments: 2 Pages.

Research indicating a finite Universe could imply a value of pi that terminates to a measurable length. Experimental observations of approximate sub-Planck scale spacetime pixel length can be used to approximate the length of pi in a finite Universe and subsequent philosophical ramifications are discussed.
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[6] viXra:1805.0193 [pdf] submitted on 2018-05-09 09:35:01

A Rigorous Non-Existence Proof of Free Will in an Indeterministic Universe

Authors: Qiang Luan
Comments: 2 Pages.

The article gives a rigorous non-existence proof of free will in an indeterministic universe.
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[5] viXra:1805.0125 [pdf] submitted on 2018-05-05 20:56:10

In Defense of Dialectical Materialism (From Previously Unpublished)

Authors: Robert Yusupov
Comments: 6 Pages. In Russian (please learn Russian) Robert Yusupov <©>In defense of Dialectical Materialism MAY 06 2018

In defense of Dialectical Materialism (from previously unpublished) +++++++++ The only scientific philosophy is Marxist-Leninist philosophy (MLF). One of its main parts is the theory of dialectical materialism. Marxist-Leninist philosophy (MLF) and dialectical materialism in its composition arm us with true knowledge of nature and its laws. All other philosophies are false and unscientific theories. These are idealistic, bourgeois, tabloid, vulgar, speculative philosophical doctrines, trends, theories and schools. "Theory of Nature" by the author (http://vixra.org/author/robert_yusupov) on the part of physics and cosmology fully confirms the positions and conclusions of dialectical materialism and of all Marxist-Leninist philosophy. ---------------------------------------- В защиту диалектического материализма (из ранее неопубликованного) +++++++++ Единственная научная философия – это марксистско-ленинская философия (МЛФ). Одной из её основных частей является теория диалектического материализма. Марксистско-ленинская философия (МЛФ) и диалектический материализм в её составе вооружают нас истинным знанием о природе и её законах. Все прочие философии являются ложными и антинаучными теориями. Это идеалистические, буржуазные, бульварные, вульгарные, спекулятивные философские учения, направления, теории и школы. «Теория Природы» автора (http://vixra.org/author/robert_yusupov) со стороны физики и космологии полностью подтверждает положения и выводы диалектического материализма и всей марксистско-ленинской философии.
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[4] viXra:1805.0109 [pdf] submitted on 2018-05-05 10:52:44

Lunar Ascent of the Apollo 17 in Television Broadcast

Authors: Julius A. Birch
Comments: 24 Pages.

We analyze the Apollo 17 ascent from the lunar surface that occurred on December 14, 1972. The lunar ascent was captured by a remotely operated pan-zoom-tilt (PZT) camera on the Lunar Roving Vehicle parked some distance away, and broadcasted on television to the audiences on Earth. We use known features of the camera PZT to extract the angle above the horizon (elevation) as a function of time of the craft in the TV broadcast. We then compare the craft's reconstructed trajectory to that of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Ascent Stage. We list the differences in Vertical Rise and early Orbit Insertion phases, and what makes them anomalous.
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[3] viXra:1805.0108 [pdf] submitted on 2018-05-05 11:06:58

Separation, Transposition and Docking of Apollo 11 in Low-Earth Orbit

Authors: Julius A. Birch
Comments: 34 Pages.

A selection of visual media from the Apollo 11 Mission, namely, the 70mm photographs AS11-36- 5301 through AS11-36-5313 and the 16mm film magazine A, are shown to strongly suggest that at the time of their filming Apollo 11 craft were in low-Earth orbit. The visual media comprise the film footage and the photographs of the craft and the Earth filmed before and during the maneuvers separation, transposition and docking (STD). The STD reportedly occured during the translunar coast some 30 minutes after the translunar injection (TLI). In the STD, the Command and Service Module (CSM) would dismount the rocket Saturn-IVB (S-IVB) carrying the Lunar Module (LM) and the CSM up to that point, then dock with and extract the LM. The S-IVB would then split from the group to fly behind the Moon and in an orbit around the Sun. In determining the location of the Apollo 11 craft, the sizes of Earth and the S-IVB rocket and their distances from the camera are extracted from the media assuming a selection of camera lenses. The extracted CSM flight data include the turning rate and the turning angle, the maximum separation distance, and the docking velocity. From their comparison to the Flight Plan, the Mission Report and to the oral transcripts from the Apollo 11 Flight Journal, it is found that the 16mm Mauer Data Acquisition Camera (DAC) was filming with the 10mm lens, and not with the 18mm lens as NASA reported. Consequently, the photography must have been done with a Hasselblad manual camera with the 38mm lens and not with the Hasselblad electric camera with the 80mm lens as NASA reported. The visual media being recorded with these new lenses puts the craft at the time of the STD in low-Earth orbit, rather than Moon-bound after successful TLI.
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[2] viXra:1805.0101 [pdf] submitted on 2018-05-03 23:06:51

Improper Levels of Abstraction

Authors: Michael J. Burns
Comments: 3 Pages. mburns92003@yahoo.com

Good analysis is to be faithful in describing the mathematical systems that are out there. But vectors are a far too specialized tool for their assigned role in academic physics, and algebra is entirely too general. And rejecting the bad requires understanding what is better.
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[1] viXra:1805.0063 [pdf] replaced on 2018-07-12 09:11:57

One Approach to Understanding the Big Picture [reality]

Authors: John Raymond
Comments: 9 Pages.

Abstract: I have constructed an illustrative work written more especially for people who may care to look at wider reality and our associated lives. This is in a different manner from which you have probably heard before. This is a philosophical document that may also be useful for student perusal. I think that it is important that young students are encouraged to not be afraid to think about more than just mainstream relativity science. There is room in physics for informational science along the lines that I have written on your behalf today. It is called sub-quantum physics. I say that Big Picture Reality may have informationally emerged from an imaginary jigsaw like matrix of information before the Big Bang. I say that information before the Big Bang is virtual and information after the Big bang is real. I talk about how virtual and real information may come together to help us to understand how our universe might work as well as how it may impact upon our daily lives. This includes how we might make the types of decisions that we do and subsequently behave. conceptscience@bigpond.com
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