## Zero to Infinity: The Foundations of PhysicsUnique 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. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Zero (228 KB). Contents: Zero; Why Does Physics Work?; The Emergence of Physics; Groups and Representations; Breaking the Dirac Code; The Dirac Nilpotent; Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics and the Classical Transition; The Classical and Special Relativistic Approximations; The Resolution of Paradoxes; Electric, Strong and Weak Interactions; QED and Its Analogues; Vacuum; Fermion and Boson Structures; A Representation of Strong and Weak Interactions; Grand Unification and Particle Masses; The Factor 2 and Duality; Gravity and Inertia; Dimensionality, Strings and Quantum Gravity; Nature''s Code; Nature''s Rule; Infinity. Readership: Researchers in quantum, theoretical and high energy 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 |

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