Chapter 14: Quantum Theory, the Surfer’s version

Readers that truly understand Quantum Mechanics and its progeny will not be satisfied with the version presented here. To them, the author says: “Go write your own book.” The discipline of Quantum Mechanics is as long and broad as any field of scientific study has ever been, and to do it justice in a few…

Chapter 13: The Quantum and the Photoelectric Effect

Dr. Einstein is truly the father of Quantum Mechanics, although he was not very happy about the way that his progeny turned out. Kind of like the parents whose beautiful bouncing baby boy turns out to be a tattoo artist with a bleached blond bimbo girlfriend with dark roots who has double’D’ breast implants. One…

Chapter 12: Special Relativity

The speed of light wasn’t always constant, or so most thought. In the late nineteenth century, the good physicists were all busy studying the wave like nature of light, and our dear Dr. Einstein was busy working at the Swiss patent office, probably verifying the uniqueness of the latest automated apple peeler. There is a…

Chapter 11: Zero, the Discontinuity

Zero is not a number. Oh, sure, it looks like a number, and we use it like a number, but zero is not a number. Zero has two distinct functions in our mathematical language system. The first, and most logical, as was mentioned in the chapter about Number Theory, is as a place holder. Zero,…

Chapter 10: Calculating Distances

“The sum of the squares of the length of the sides for any right triangle is equal to the square of the third” – the Scarecrow in The Wizard of OZ The quest of Science and Mathematics is to obtain predictive power, and what a powerful tool the statement above conveys. This equation has become…

Chapter 9: The Point of the Problem

This chapter is about the descriptions utilized by most geometries because, as noted previously, the language frames the discussion. Geometry, and as we will see in subsequent chapters, physics, currently utilizes a point-based descriptive system. All of the descriptions that we use and even the calculations that we make are extremely dependent on non-dimensional points…

Chapter 8: Rotation: The Misunderstood Dimension

Rotation is the Cinderella of the dimensional world; always in the background, doing the heavy housework, but never getting any of the credit. This chapter is more about limited displacement than it is about RPM’s. We’ll talk about them later. Rotation (and direction) is one of our most useful and necessary measurement tools, and for…