The Tom Bearden



Subject: RE:Learning New Physics
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 15:50:50 -0500

Dear Ron,

  To learn about zero point energy etc., I would recommend searching the web at university sites or sites by legitimate scientists, since some of these will have very nice summaries of many such things.  It's quicker to pay the time to do the search, and get some congealed but correct info, than to get all the false info in the world.  A favorite little physics book you will find very useful is Paul C. W. Davies; Editor, The New Physics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, 1989. This book gives a sweeping, expert survey of the new developments in modern physics, including the major topics at the frontiers of fundamental research at that time.  Still current.

  The Feynman Lectures on Physics is fine.  Bit dated in some respects, but excellent.  Also unique, because of Feynman's perspective.

  A good physics text (sophomore level, but good) is Serway, Physics.  He also includes many interesting feature articles (vignettes) of scientists, etc.

  I subscribe to Science, Physics Today, and Nature as my primary journals to "stay up with things".  Foundations of Physics and Foundations of Physics Letters are two good ones, but I go to the Library to read them.  Science News is also a good thing to subscribe to.

  Jackson's Classical Electrodynamics, second edition, is good so long as one understands the errors in the standard EM that Jackson is employing.  His is excellent conventional EM, but not foundations.  He solves no foundations problems, nor does he tackle them to any real extent.

  The struggle to break out of a particular wrong or flawed scientific model, as we are doing in overunity systems, is actually a foundations of physics exercise.  Hence one needs to be aware of some of the Foundations literature (our professors never even told us there was such a literature!)

  Couple you need to read in that vein are:

  d'Espagnat, Bernard, Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, W. A. Benjamin, 1971.

  Advanced Electromagnetism: Foundations, Theory and Applications, Eds Terence W. Barrett and Dale M. Grimes, World Scientific, Singapore, 1995

  Lindsay, Robert Bruce, “The concept of energy and its early historical development,” Foundations of Physics, 1(4), 1971, p. 383-393.  Investigates the concept of energy from its early historical origin, from ancient times through the 18th century.  Points out that the heart of the concept of energy is the notion of  invariance in the midst of change.

  Lindsay, Robert Bruce and Henry Margenau, Foundations of Physics, Dover, NY, 1963, p. 283.  Emphasizes that a “field of force” at any point is actually defined only for the case when a unit mass is present at that point.

Note: p. 217: When a system departs from equilibrium conditions, its entropy must decreaseThus the energy of an open system not in equilibrium must always be greater than the energy of the same system when it is closed or in equilibrium, since the equilibrium state is the state of maximum entropy.

  Rodrigues, W. A. Jr. and J.-Y. Lu, “On the existence of undistorted progressive waves (UPWs) of arbitrary speeds 0 £ v <¥ in nature,” Foundations of Physics, 27(3), 1997, p. 435-508.  A slightly corrected version is downloadable as hep-th/9606171 on the Los Alamos National Laboratory web site.  It includes corrections to the published version. 

  Romer, Robert H., "Heat is not a noun," American Journal of Physics, 69(2), Feb. 2001, p. 107-109.  Editorial discussion by the Editor of AJP of the concept of heat in thermodynamics, where heat is not a substance, not a thermodynamic function of state, and should not be used as a noun.  In endnote 24, p. 109, he also takes to task "…that dreadful diagram purporting to show the electric and magnetic fields of a plane wave, as a function of position (and/or time?) that besmirch the pages of almost every introductory book. …it is a horrible diagram.  'Misleading' would be too kind a word; 'wrong' is more accurate."  "…perhaps then, for historical interest, [we should] find out how that diagram came to contaminate our literature in the first place."

Sachs, Robert G., The Physics of Time Reversal, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1987.  Time reversal symmetry, time reversal asymmetry, time reversibility, time-reversal invariance, weak interactions, left-right symmetry, charge conjugation, weak interactions, parity violation, CP invariance, charge-parity invariance, CPT theorem, Charge-Parity-Time theorem, violation of T-invariance, space reversal, particle physics, foundations of physics.

Sachs, Robert G., "Time Reversal."  Science, 176(4035), May 12, 1972, p. 587-597. The concept that the direction of flow of time cannot be determined by any physical experiment has been accepted in the thought and theories of physicists until very recent years.  The condition is usually taken as a starting principle for formulating a theory.  However, the notion that the direction of time flow is not knowable appears to be upset by recent experiments.

Anastasovski, P. K; Bearden, T. E; Ciubotariu, C; Coffey, W. T.; Crowell, L. B; Evans, G. J; Evans, M. W; Flower, R; Jeffers, S; Labounsky, A; Lehnert, B; Meszaros, M; Molnar, P. R; Vigier, J P; Roy, S. "Classical electrodynamics without the Lorentz condition: Extracting energy from the vacuum," Physica Scripta 61(5), May 2000, p. 513-517. 

Bunge, Mario,  Foundations of Physics, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1967.  Highly recommended.

To my knowledge, there are no simple overunity systems you can just get parts and build easily.  I'm thinking of one such, or possibly such, which should work.  But I have not built it, and so must wait until we see.

For one thing, you clearly must understand the difference between an equilibrium system (system in equilibrium with its active environment, including the active vacuum) and one that is open and far from equilibrium.  Books by Prigogine etc. are useful there, but do not tell you how to do it in terms of power systems.  Just experiments, some chemical systems, etc.  But Prigogine has it straight.

  You must understand clearly when classical (equilibrium) thermodynamics applies and when it does not.  If you don't understand that clearly, you will wander in a morass forever.

Finally, the Encyclopaedia Britannica can be purchased fairly nominally on a CD-ROM.  It has a wealth of really nice, congealed technical articles one can "surf" through and study, with determination.

Anyway, that should keep you busy for quite a spell. If really serious, you should also immediately start your own computer data base, with full reference citation, then with an abstract, then a your personal comments, then any quotations you wish to extract, then descriptors, then where you have it filed or if you have it or if you need to get it.  Here is one entry, e.g., from my own database painfully compiled over the last 30 years.

Barrett, Terence W.  (1996)  "Oscillator-Shuttle-Circuit (OSC) Networks for Conditioning Energy in Higher-Order Symmetry Algebraic Topological Forms and RF Phase Conjugation."  U.S. Patent No. 5,493,691.  Feb. 20, 1996.  Filed Dec. 23, 1993.  Five U.S. patents and one Foreign patent cited.  3 claims, 4 drawing sheets.

            Abstract: Provides passive networks which act as the host to nonlinear and parametric interactions, with energy inputs to the networks being caused to "bleed off" auxiliary, and time-delayed conditioning flows resulting in phase modulations to the main input and which achieve, e.g., RF phase conjugation with cancellation of the noise modulation after two-way passage of beams between transmitter and receiver and when used in duplex arrangements.  Also, passive networks for noise reduction in communications transmission due to conditioning of electromagnetic fields in higher order group symmetry form.  In the case of communications, less noise will be processed, resulting in enhanced signal-to-noise ratios.  Also disclosed are passive networks for power transmission resulting in decreased loss in transmission.

            Comment: See also T. W. Barrett, "Tesla's Nonlinear Oscillator-Shuttle-Circuit (OSC) Theory," Annales de la Fondation Louis de Broglie, 16(1), 1991, p. 23-41.

            Comment: Barrett is a very fine electrodynamicist, one of the founders of ultrawideband radar, and rather deeply involved in a higher symmetry electrodynamics in  SU(2)XSU(2) group symmetry.

            Descriptors: Oscillator-shuttle-circuit, conditioning energy, higher order symmetry, topological forms, RF phase conjugation.

            Availability: Copy of patent is in database files.


Tom Bearden