Zero to Infinity: The Foundations of Physics

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World Scientific, 2007 - Science - 713 pages
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Unique in its field, this book uses a methodology that is entirely new, creating the simplest and most abstract foundations for physics to date. The author proposes a fundamental description of process in a universal computational rewrite system, leading to an irreducible form of relativistic quantum mechanics from a single operator. This is not only simpler, and more fundamental, but also seemingly more powerful than any other quantum mechanics formalism available. The methodology finds immediate applications in particle physics, theoretical physics and theoretical computing. In addition, taking the rewrite structure more generally as a description of process, the book shows how it can be applied to large-scale structures beyond the realm of fundamental physics.
 

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Contents

1 Zero
1
2 Why Does Physics Work?
32
3 The Emergence of Physics
63
4 Groups and Representations
88
5 Breaking the Dirac Code
111
6 The Dirac Nilpotent
137
7 Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics and the Classical Transition
168
8 The Classical and Special Relativistic Approximations
191
14 A Representation of Strong and Weak Interactions
349
15 Grand Unification and Particle Masses
374
16 The Factor 2 and Duality
414
17 Gravity and Inertia
444
18 Dimensionality Strings and Quantum Gravity
484
19 Natures Code
502
20 Natures Rules
556
21 Infinity
600

9 The Resolution of Paradoxes
218
10 Electric Strong and Weak Interactions
239
11 QED and its Analogues
285
12 Vacuum
310
13 Fermion and Boson Structures
324
Appendix A Summary and Predictions
623
Appendix B The Infinite Square Roots of 1
633
References
639
Index
669
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