Originally posted by gmonundercover
'Matter' is just a name for something we cannot so easily explain, but the one who said it best was A Einstein------> In order to comprehend it we
must study his writings on the relationship between matter, energy, space, time, and gravity.
In order to do THAT, one of us needs to understand what a Hamiltonian is to start with, I'm up to tensors, how about you?
GR is the work of a lifetime. You can't get there with verbal sound bites that were meant for the press.
'Things' per se, seem real enough but they are mere aggregations of light waves - meeting and crossing one another at certain well
defined coordinates. "Things" are electromagnetic vibrations - nothing more - nothing less.
No. When "light waves" cross each other, they ignore each other as if nothing happened. Each one is sort of in its own little universe. They can
produce interference patterns, but the individual light waves are unaffected by the interaction. Further, light waves don't meet and stop in a pile.
Light that's not moving isn't light.
Einstein said it best "matter is light stopped." Vibration is measured in frequencies called Hertz (cycles per second), and all vibrations - including
light, sound, and your own physical body are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Things are light - matter is light - you are a mass of coagulated
I'm not sure he actually said that.
You can attribute frequency to vibration, in physics. Many things have frequency. That's because frequency is nothing but the number of times
something repetitive occurs in unit time. Since many things are repetitive (even it if only repeats once...) that means you can attribute frequency to
many things. But this doesn't make them co-identical in any way.
Light IS a part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Sound is a mechanical wave of compression in a medium, typically air. It is NOT a part of the
electromagnetic spectrum. Matter is...matter. It also is not in the electromagnetic spectrum, as it is not an EM wave.
"When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter." -
Yep, pretty sure he said that. It doesn't apply to your statement.
"Physical objects are not in space, but these objects are spatially extended. In this way the concept 'empty space' loses its meaning. ... Since the
theory of general relatively implies the representation of physical reality by a continuous field, the concept of particles or material points cannot
play a fundamental part, ... and can only appear as a limited region in space where the field strength / energy density are particularly high." Albert
He sort of said this, but it's a combination of several quotes. It doesn't seem to apply to your statement either. In GR, it makes sense. But the
statement doesn't attribute 'vibrations' to things, nor does it say that matter is light waves.
"All forms of matter are really light waves in motion." - Albert Einstein
I don't think he said this one at all. Because it wouldn't make a lot of sense. I see it quoted on a lot of woo sites, but not on any believable ones.
Vibration can be understood with Einstein’s theory of relativity. Matter is simply energy vibrating at a very, very slow frequency (but still in
motion). Einstein’s equation defines energy as E=MC2: energy = mass (matter) x the speed of light squared. So matter is energy, and energy is
matter; a physical thing (such as your body) is simply an accumulation of energy vibrating at a specific rate. In addition, quantum physics has
confirmed that all 'things' in the universe are ultimately a vibration made up of energy, are relatively self-aware, and are communicating through the
exchange of information.
Here's where you go full woo. You NEVER go full woo.
One, it's not the theory of relativity. It's the matter-energy equivalence. Matter-energy equivalence does NOT state that matter is energy, just that
matter has an energy equivalent. In a similar way, I have some specie in my wallet. It has a dollar-penny equivalence. That doesn't mean my dollar is
made of pennies, or is pennies in some other dimension, or if I cut one side pennies will fall out. It means that in certain circumstances, the dollar
may be transformed into change.
Nothing in there has anything to do with "vibrations". Nor that anything is "vibrating at a specific rate". I suspect your grasp of quantum physics
has a lot to do with "What the &$(% do we know" and less from plodding through Schrodinger's equations.
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