الجمعة، 16 ديسمبر، 2016

Forthcoming 2017: Ghada Samman’s A Farewell to Damascus

The liberated woman is not that modern doll who wears make-up and tasteless clothes...The liberated woman is a person who believes that she is as human as a man. The liberated woman does not insist on her freedom so as to abuse it.

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الاثنين، 31 أكتوبر، 2016

Why does E/m = c^2 ?


Einstein’s famous equation E = mc2 encapsulates the relationship between mass and energy. However, explaining the appearance of the square of the speed of light as a constant of proportionality proved to be an insurmountable challenge for physicists. They could only point out the colossal energy contained in a small amount of mass, which is immediately obvious from the magnitude of the speed of light. But, why the speed of light? What is its significance in the relationship? And why squared?
These and many other questions in physics remain unanswered, because the source of physical reality and the effect it has on all physical phenomena have been totally discarded. Therefore, phenomena such as matter, mass, energy, electric charge, light, gravity, time, etc., treated as independent quantities that arise out of nothing!

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الأحد، 16 أكتوبر، 2016

π in the sky!

In this post I shall discuss the nature of π as a mathematical constant and reveal its relationship with the fabric of space. As an irrational number π represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. An irrational number is a real number that cannot be expressed as a ratio (a/b), where (a) and (b) are integers and (b≠0).

Returning briefly to the cubical universe, which we considered in a previous post, if the observer there begins to probe his world at the level of the individual cubes defining his space and decides to form different geometries at that level, he could do so only by using those cubes. He would have no other means. Using cubes to define circles, he would soon discover that the geometric properties of his circles vary according to the orientation of the cubes. For example, the number of elements defining the diameter of the same circle could vary depending upon the orientation of the cubes in the circumference. Therefore, in a universe defined by cubical elements π, as the ratio of the units of length of a circle's circumference to that of its diameter, cannot be constant.
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الخميس، 6 أكتوبر، 2016

Complex Numbers Unravelled


In this post, I shall unravel one of the mysteries of mathematics. The mystery of complex numbers, why they have real and imaginary parts and their relationship with the physical world. In future posts, I shall unravel other mysteries with reference to the basic elements of physical reality. They include infinity and irrational numbers of which (π) is considered most mysterious.

الثلاثاء، 4 أكتوبر، 2016

My Take On Physical Reality: A Quantum Perspective

Out there, beyond the bounds of consciousness, one imagines the existence of a colourful world of sounds, smells, tastes and textures. However, nothing like that exists except in the mind. In reality, what exists is a heaving world of particles that have no colour, make no sound, produce no odour, possess no taste or sensation. That includes the apparently empty outer space.



الأحد، 7 ديسمبر، 2014

Book: Physical Reality – the fabric of space

 

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The sketch illustrates the concept of the proton in the book, which advocates the argument that matter and energy arise from the mechanics of the fabric of space. The book defines the fabric of space as discrete elements forming a physical medium that permeates all space. Following an extensive review and discussion of various concepts in physics and mathematics as an argument for that existence of such a medium, the book introduces a hypothesis in its final chapter, which it refers to as the Universal Particle Hypothesis. Elements of the proposed medium are referred to as Universal Particles (U.P’s), with the diameter of a single U.P being the Planck length (1.6 × 10-35 metres).