## Bit-string Physics: A Finite and Discrete Approach to Natural Philosophy (Google eBook)We could be on the threshold of a scientific revolution. Quantum mechanics is based on unique, finite, and discrete events. General relativity assumes a continuous, curved space-time. Reconciling the two remains the most fundamental unsolved scientific problem left over from the last century. The papers of H Pierre Noyes collected in this volume reflect one attempt to achieve that unification by replacing the continuum with the bit-string events of computer science. Three principles are used: physics can determine whether two quantities are the same or different; measurement can tell something from nothing; this structure (modeled by binary addition and multiplication) can leave a historical record consisting of a growing universe of bit-strings. This book is specifically addressed to those interested in the foundations of particle physics, relativity, quantum mechanics, physical cosmology and the philosophy of science. Contents: Non-Locality in Particle Physics; On the Physical Interpretation and the Mathematical Structure of the Combinatorial Hierarchy (with T Bastin, J Amson & C W Kilmister); On the Construction of Relativistic Quantum Theory: A Progress Report; Foundations of a Discrete Physics (with D McGoveran); Comment on OC Statistical Mechanical Origin of the Entropy of a Rotating Charged Black HoleOCO Anti-Gravity: The Key to 21st Century Physics; Crossing Symmetry is Incompatible with General Relativity; Operationalism Revisited: Measurement Accuracy, Scale Invariance and the Combinatorial Hierarchy; Discrete Physics and the Derivation of Electromagnetism from the Formalism of Quantum Mechanics (with L H Kauffman); Are Partons Confined Tachyons?; A Short Introduction to Bit-String Physics; Process, System, Causality and Quantum Mechanics: A Psychoanalysis of Animal Faith (with T Etter); and other papers. Readership: Researchers interested in the foundations of particle physics, relativity, quantum mechanics, physical cosmology and the philosophy of science." |

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Foundations of a Discrete Physics | 173 |

An Essay on Discrete Foundations for Physics | 266 |

On the FineStructure Spectrum of Hydrogen | 291 |

A Short Introduction to BitString Physics | 446 |

A Psychoanalysis | 484 |

BitString Physics Prediction of rj the Dark MatterBaryon Ratio and QM | 558 |

Acknowledgments | 577 |

Preface | 1 |

Generalization of a Theorem of Malta and Palis 11 | 11 |

Necessary Conditions of Optimality for a Class of Semilinear | 27 |

Semigroups and Exponential Stability of Nonautonomous Linear | 45 |

Comment by D McGoveran on Our Joint Work | 297 |

Other Second Order Corrections and Some Further Speculations | 305 |

Why? | 312 |

Comment on Statistical Mechanical Origin of the Entropy of | 318 |

The Key to 21s1 Century Physics | 322 |

Crossing Symmetry is Incompatible with General Relativity | 350 |

Discrete Physics and the Derivation of Electromagnetism from | 391 |

Discrete Physics and the Dirac Equation | 406 |

Are Partons Confined Tachyons? | 431 |

Permanence in PeriodicParabolic Ecological Systems with Spatial | 63 |

Exponential Bounds for Bifurcation Functions in Singular Systems | 77 |

Bifurcation from Homoclinic Orbits to a SaddleSaddle Point in | 91 |

Continuity of Entropy for a TwoParameter Family of Bimodal Maps 101 | 101 |

The Search for Periodic Solutions in Neural Networks 117 | 117 |

Singular ReactionDiffusion Mixed BoundaryValue Quenching | 127 |

Asymptotic Distribution of Entrance Times for Expanding Maps | 139 |

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