reply to post by crowdtransplanter
Dirac postulated a theory that everything is waves, back in 1930, his formula was altered (probably by Schrodinger) in 1936, just as Maxwell's
equations were altered (shredded) by Lorentz & Heaviside a few decades earlier. Funnily enough, Einstein was working on something similar at the
It is said that Tesla & Einstein also met once, Tesla described him as a brilliant man, but not in touch with reality.
Of course Albert is now saint-like in stature, no one dares to question him.
Since i still can't upload files at this time, here is an extract from a book by one D.L. Hotson,
"The Hotson “family business” is English literature. Mr. Hotson’s
father and uncle had Harvard Ph.D.s in the subject, and his late
uncle was a famous Shakespeare scholar. Mr. Hotson, however,
always intended a career in physics. Unfortunately, he could not
resist asking awkward questions. His professors taught that conservation
of mass-energy is the never-violated, rock-solid foundation
of all physics. In “pair production” a photon of at least 1.022
MeV “creates” an electron-positron pair, each with 0.511 MeV of
rest energy, with any excess being the momentum of the “created”
pair. So supposedly the conservation books balance.
But the “created” electron and positron both have spin (angular
momentum) energy of h/4p. By any assumption as to the size
of electron or positron, this is far more energy than that supplied
by the photon at “creation.”
“Isn’t angular momentum energy?” he asked a professor.
“Of course it is. This half-integer spin angular momentum is
the energy needed by the electron to set up a stable standing wave
around the proton. Thus it is responsible for the Pauli exclusion
principle, hence for the extension and stability of all matter. You
could say it is the sole cause of the periodic table of elements.”
“Then where does all this energy come from? How can the ‘created’
electron have something like sixteen times more energy than
the photon that supposedly ‘created’ it? Isn’t this a huge violation of
your never-violated rock-solid foundation of all physics?”
“We regard spin angular momentum as an ‘inherent property’
of electron and positron, not as a violation of conservation.”
“But if it’s real energy, where does it come from? Does the
Energy Fairy step in and proclaim a miracle every time ‘creation’
is invoked, billions of times a second? How does this fit your
“‘Inherent property’ means we don’t talk about it, and you
won’t either if you want to pass this course.”
Well, this answer sounded to him like the Stephen Leacock
aphorism: “‘Shut up,’ he explained.” Later Mr. Hotson was taken
aside and told that his “attitude” was disrupting the class, and
that further, with his “attitude,” there was no chance in hell of his
completing a graduate program in physics, so “save your money.”
He ended up at the Sorbonne studying French literature, and later
became a professional land surveyor.
However, he has retained a lifelong interest in the “awkward
questions” of physics, and with Dirac’s Equation has found
.....Been there, done that...
Dirac died in 1984.
I would just like to add that when Maxwell formulated his EM equations, or quaternions, they really were a Grand universal theory, they included
gravity, time, & ALL forms of energy, not just the 'visible' part.
Sadly this information is lost because contemorary mathematicians/physicists will not go there...........
Edit to add; Obviously, angular momentum has everything to do with it, it's not just energy, it's an exchange mechanism.
edit on 20-4-2011 by
playswithmachines because: Afterthought.