Consciousness, Physics, and the Holographic Paradigm
Essays by A.T. Williams
Part I: Sneaking Up On Einstein
In physics, as elsewhere, the map is not the territory.
Section 5: The Energetic Atom, Inertia, and Nonmaterial Interfaces
Many of the similarities and differences between classical physics, relativity theory, quantum mechanics, and high-energy particle physics become more manageable as a consequence of understanding not only that particulate matter is the discrete, organized aggregation of nonmaterial primordial energy, but also that each conditionally relative material object is a sequential series of periodic, synergistic, holonomic energy states or nonmaterial energy phase changes created, contained, and maintained within the omnipresent, fundamental, irreducible primordial energy domain.
This fundamental insight may at first glance seem to be counterintuitive; nonetheless, the proximate foundation of the material world we see, hear, touch, taste, and smell is the atom, a conditionally relative material object too small to be seen with an ordinary optical microscope which, in accordance with the universal principle of energy recently discovered by this author, cannot exist in the absence of nonmaterial primordial energy.
Indeed, it took humankind literally thousands of years to understand and demonstrate that a material atom is simply a discrete aggregation of nonmaterial primordial energy and is, therefore, not indestructible, indivisible, or hard and round like a billiard ball.
It turns out that each atom can be further divided into even smaller conditionally relative material objects (aggregations of nonmaterial primordial energy) such as subatomic electrons and a very small, very dense central nucleus which, according to contemporary high-energy collider experiments, acts as a gateway – an energy interface – to many even more energetic subnuclear objects.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the chemistry branch of science discovered that an atom and its constituents comprise the smallest unit of a chemical element that can retain the properties of that element. Furthermore, each atom is an open (nonconservative) material system that can change its normal net electrically neutral (zero) charge by emitting or absorbing one or more negatively charged electrons, thus becoming an electrically charged ion.
The energetic atom and inertia:
As humankind enters the 21st century, the new physics implied by the fundamental, irreducible, universal principle of energy and The Energetic Holographic Paradigm (TEHP, pronounced "teep") model of physical reality suggest that it is time to replace the traditional material atom of classical physics and quantum mechanics with a new, energetic model of the atom. For example, more than 99.9 percent of the contemporary material atom is thought to contain only empty space. In contrast, 100 percent of the new energetic atom is immersed in and pervaded by the omnipresent, nonmaterial primordial energy domain.
Large amounts of contemporary atomic and nuclear theory are subsumed by the new energetic concept of the atom.
The positively charged nucleus of the energetic atom is surrounded by the quantum mechanical orbital shells of negatively charged subatomic electrons. And the nuclear shell model developed by Maria Goeppert Mayer and Hans Jensen independently manages the binding energy transitions of individual protons and neutrons within the nucleus. Mayer and Jensen each received 1/4 of the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physics. The remaining 1/2 share was received by Eugene Wigner "for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles."
One major difference between the old material model and the new energetic, nonmaterial/material atom is that the open (nonconservative) nuclear system discovered by 20th century collider experiments is embedded within an open (nonconservative) atomic system which is wholly immersed in the conditionally relative, nonmaterial (subquantum, prequantum) primordial energy domain. Thus, not only the autonomous energetic atom, but also its subatomic, nuclear, and subnuclear material constituents are an inseparable part of the fundamental, irreducible, nonmaterial primordial energy domain.
The new physics of the open (nonconservative) energetic atom suggest that the immersion within the omnipresent, nonmaterial energy domain of the subatomic, nuclear, and subnuclear material constituents which possess physically real mass imparts a novel gyroscopic stability to each energetic, nonmaterial/material atom. This implies that the novel gyroscopic stability created by the angular and rotational momenta of the material constituents within the energetic atom directly affects the inertia of the object(s) under consideration.
A subatomic nonmaterial/nonmaterial energy interface:
The remarkable advances of 20th century science have also provided extensive, previously unimagined insight into the source of fundamental nonmaterial magnetic energy which, in turn, provides a better understanding of the nature of nonmaterial physical energy per se.
While electric charge and magnetism are separate and distinct natural phenomena, the mutual relation between electricity and magnetism in the production of electromagnetic phenomena such as electromagnetic rotation (motors) and electromagnetic induction (generators) has long been known.
In 1821 Michael Faraday discovered and demonstrated the principle of electromagnetic rotation (i.e., the magnetic rotation induced by changing current flow in an electrical circuit). Formalized by Clerk Maxwell four decades later,52 Paul Hewitt succinctly states it as:
A magnetic field is created in any region of space in which an electric field is changing with time. The magnitude of the induced magnetic field is proportional to the rate at which the electric field changes. The direction of the induced magnetic field is at right angles to the changing electric field.53
The corollary of the principle of electromagnetic rotation, the law of electromagnetic induction (i.e., the electric current induced in a conducting wire by a changing magnetic field), was discovered and demonstrated by Faraday in 1831.54 Formalized three decades later by Maxwell, Hewitt states it as:
An electric field is created in any region of space in which a magnetic field is changing with time. The magnitude of the induced electric field is proportional to the rate at which the magnetic field changes. The direction of the induced electric field is at right angles to the changing magnetic field.55
Both statements (laws) are valid on all levels of energetic electromagnetic activity from the macroscopic to the subnuclear domain. Only the scale has changed.
Subnuclear nonmaterial/nonmaterial energy interfaces:
The genesis of magnetic energy:
Summarizing the remarkable 20th century atomic, subatomic, nuclear, and subnuclear scientific discoveries:
Classes of magnetism:
Three broad classes of the magnetic effects generated by atomic and molecular dipolar magnetic moments are:
Continued in Chapter 5, Section 6: Turning Points
Reference Notes (Click on the Note number to return to the text):
53 Hewitt, Paul G. Conceptual Physics, Eighth Edition, p. 447. Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., Reading, MA, 1998. ISBN: 0-321-00971-1
55 Ref. 53, p. 447.
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Last Edit: March 3, 2008.
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