Date: Thu, 15 May 2003
12:14:02 0500
Jim,
Took a brief look, and
can see you are struggling to "get at it where it lives". Some
constructive comments:
You are quite correct
in going after the action of the vacuum/spacetime/ether, whatever one
wishes to call it. The best way to approach it is to realize that
quantum field theory and general relativity already do this quite well
(but nothing is perfect!).
The problem with the
classical electrodynamics (CED) is that it still assumes a MATERIAL
ether, from the old days. There has to be at least a modifier on the
front end of "material", so that one would have something like "virtual
matter" ether or "virtual particle flux" ether. That will get you into
particle physics and quantum field theory.
CED also of course
assumes that all EM fields, EM potentials, and every joule of EM energy
in the universe comes from the associated source charge(s). It is
easily shown that a charge continuously pours out real, observable EM
energy (real photons) in all directions, establishing its associated EM
fields and potentials and their energy, expanding at light speed.
However, CED also
assumes there is absolutely no input of EM energy to the source charge!
So it assumes that every EM field, EM potential, and joule of EM energy
in the universe has been freely created out of nothing at all. And of
course that is a total violation of the conservation of energy law.
Either we lose energy conservation, or one must explain that input
energy (which already exists in particle physics since 1957, as I
discuss in a place or two on my website).
The problem with
particle physics, however, is that the Standard Model used in particle
physics also excludes gravity. So it is far from complete, only
accounting for the strong force, weak force, and EM force. It also has
other substantial problems; see Gordon Kane's nice little synopsis, "The
Dawn of Physics Beyond the Standard Model," Scientific American, June
2003, p. 6875.
To get even closer,
see the various unified field theory publications by Mendel Sachs, since
his is in general engineerable, and not just mathematical. The best
work (for the future) is work just being completed by
Myron Evans of the
AIAS, who has discovered a rather astounding "master equation" gathering
it all in. It seems that just about all the other branches of physics
can be derived from this single equation  but the entire mathematical
complexities of all the various forms of mathematics folded in there is
very sophisticated, even though the equation is rather simple looking.
It contains, however, some incredibly powerful congealing of several
forms of mathematics and physics. So it is extraordinarily powerful.
But again, it is also engineerable and testable. So we will be seeing
more of it in the future. The first preliminary paper has been approved
for publication in Found. Phys. Lett., and a much longer and deeper
paper is in preparation now.
Anyway, you are
correct that one must get out of the standard electrical engineering and
standard MaxwellHeaviside electrodynamics. Much better systems of
electrodynamics have long been available in particle physics.
Best wishes,
Tom Bearden
