The Correspondence Principle

Subtitle: The Two Forms of Rest in the Universe

It is quite surprising, in fact, it is very surprising that post-modern physics is changing our understanding of the supposedly simple experience of rest. One would think, how else can we understand rest beyond what we already know of it? 

Despite that, post-modern physics informs us that our understanding of rest is incomplete and that we can have a broader understanding of rest than we already do. So, what is rest in the first place?

In physics, rest can be defined as a state of inactivity where a body does not experience motion. Usually, in classical and modern physics, rest has a relative description. In other words, a body cannot be said to be absolutely at rest, it can only be at rest relative to another body in the universe.

This description of rest is theoretically applied in the study of the revolution of the planets about the Sun which is taken to be at rest relative to the planets, even though we know that the Sun revolves around the center of the Milky Way galaxy. This is among the cases where rest is applied in physics.

In some of my articles, you may have come across my description of rest, however, I have decided to dedicate this article to the post-modern description of rest and the principle that governs rest in the universe.

According to post-modern physics, rest is not so simple. In fact, post-modern physics informs us that there are two forms of rest in the universe, and not the single form of rest classical and modern physics have led us to suppose.

What are these two forms of rest in the universe? The two forms of rest in the universe are uniform rest and accelerated rest. So, in the actual sense, rest is not just rest anymore unless one wants to apply it generically to its two forms like I do in some of my articles. You would then have to look at the context in order to understand whether I mean classical rest with one form or post-modern rest with two forms. 

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The two forms of rest in the universe brings us to a radical discovery, which is that both forms of rest are governed by an absolute principle in the universe called the correspondence principle.

This correspondence principle of post-modern physics should be distinguished from Bohr’s correspondence principle of modern quantum mechanics. They do not mean the same thing.

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The simple description of rest in classical and modern physics hides the true description of rest and the governing principle that exclusively governs rest in the universe. So, what does the correspondence principle state?

The correspondence principle states that uniform rest and accelerated rest are indistinguishable.

The correspondence principle is the second absolute principle among the seven absolute principles of the cosmos. And I want you to know that the correspondence principle is a principle that emerges from the absolute description of rest. What we have had in classical and modern physics was a relative description of rest devoid of any fundamental principle.

On a conceptual note, the absolute description of rest is based on absolute space and time which are the true space and time of post-modern physics, while the relative description of rest is based on relative space and time which are the space and time of classical and modern physics.

In post-modern physics, we are told that while there are two forms of rest in the universe, both forms of rest are indistinguishable (sensationally). This is why they have been hidden since classical physics.

The two forms of rest are only now being revealed in post-modern physics because we are now investigating the metaphysical nature of the universe based on absolute space and time. 

Moreso, while there are different facets of understanding the two forms of rest and the correspondence principle, one facet which is important is how they apply to ponderable and electrical bodies.

There are basically two descriptions of how the two forms of rest apply to electrical and ponderable bodies, which are the simple description and the less simple description. For now and to ease clarity, we will stick to the simple description of how the two forms of rest apply the universe.

According to the simple description of how the two forms of rest apply to electrical and ponderable bodies, ponderable bodies experience uniform rest, while electrical bodies experience accelerated rest. This is the simplest understanding of the application of the two forms of rest in the universe.

So, in post-modern physics, when we are outside the atom dealing with ponderable or macro bodies without charge, we apply uniform rest to them, and when we are dealing with electrical or micro bodies with charge and that exist inside the atom, we apply accelerated rest to them.

This new understanding of rest based on the correspondence principle and which is emerging from post-modern physics is informing us about a vital difference between ponderable and electrical bodies in direct relation to how they distinctly experience rest (and the entire four states of motion) in the universe. 

Bodies and the two forms of rest

The diagram above shows you the post-modern depiction of the experience of rest by a ponderable body and an electrical body in the universe. The diagram above preserves the classical notion that a body at rest does not move in space, and as such absolute space (in its two forms) is deliberately omitted from the diagram above.

So, according to the diagram above, a ponderable at uniform rest only experiences the flow of uniform time dt, while an electrical body at accelerated rest experiences the flow of both uniform time dt and accelerated time Δt.

The diagram above reveals to you how the two forms of rest are due to the two forms of absolute time in the universe. I have dealt extensively with these two forms of absolute time in my e-book and also in some of my articles.

So, according to the correspondence principle, a ponderable body experiencing uniform rest is in a state of motion (sensationally) indistinguishable from an electrical body experiencing accelerated rest.

Their experiences are (sensationally) indistinguishable, even though they are really experiencing different forms of rest. This understanding is revolutionary and it will give you an understanding of how the atomic world and the non-atomic world are underlyingly different.

The correspondence principle establishes the relationship that connects the experiences of rest in the atomic and non-atomic worlds. It is a fundamental principle just like the absolute principle of inertia and the absolute principle of non-inertia.

And when you further understand the correspondence principle, you will also discover that it connects the absolute principle of inertia with the absolute principle of non-inertia. I will discuss this very soon.

The correspondence principle forces us to abandon our classical understanding of rest which is incomplete and embrace the post-modern description of rest as having two forms in the universe.

Now, according to both classical and modern physics, rest is relative and not absolute, but in post-modern physics, the two forms of rest are absolute. You might ask why? This is because of the underlying relationship between rest and inertia (hidden in both classical and modern physics).

In both classical and modern physics, rest is devoid of content. But I want you to now know that inertia is the content of all states of motion, such that without inertia, there can be no rest or motion in the universe.

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The two forms of rest, uniform rest and accelerated rest, are states of motion with zero inertia. I have pointed out in the post-modern interpretation of Newton’s bucket experiment that zero inertia is a real proportion of inertia in the universe.

Zero inertia is a limit of inertia and is thus absolute for both forms of rest. The two forms of rest are absolute just like light and gravity since light and gravity are also limits of inertia. This understanding of uniform rest and accelerated rest of bodies as being absolute does not apply to the uniform motion and accelerated motion of bodies.

In post-modern physics, rest in its two forms is absolute. Also, you must realize that the absolute property of the two forms of rest is based on absolute space and time of metaphysical science and not relative space and time of physical science.

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Thus, this new description of rest as an absolute state of motion is beyond the domain of appearance. Now, according to appearance, one does not sense inertia when one experiences either state of rest, and because of this, one can establish a sort of superficial symmetry between the two forms of rest, uniform rest and accelerated rest, and the two forms of motion, uniform motion and accelerated motion.

For instance, if we take that frame K is at uniform rest and another frame K’ is in uniform motion, we can agree that both frames are indistinguishable due to the non-sensation of inertia.

However, we must realize that uniform rest for frame K which possesses zero inertia is absolute for all uniform frames, thus, the true uniform motion of K’ or the true underlying inertia it carries is that relative to frame K which possesses zero inertia.

What I want you to really notice is that frame K has zero inertia while frame K’ really has non-zero inertia and the proportion of inertia for both frames cannot be interchanged. It then results that frame K at uniform rest is the true reference frame for judging the uniform motion of frame K’.

(The above reference article on Newton’s bucket experiment will further enlighten you about the practical implications of this). I do not deny that frame K’ does not move uniformly relative to another uniform frame like K” probably moving in uniform motion too.

However, both frame K’ and frame K” have true underlying inertia relative to frame K at uniform rest which has zero inertia and is thus absolute for both frames. It is on the basis of this true inertia relative to uniform rest or frame K that both frame K’ and frame K” have an inertia difference relative to each other.

(You will find the mathematical presentation of these things in Absolute Relativity.) Thus, all bodies in uniform motion really move relative to uniform rest and not immovable absolute space as Newton had proposed, for uniform rest is absolute for all uniform frames.

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The new, post-modern description of absolute motion is based on the underlying and pervasive nature of inertia and not on the concept of immovable absolute space. This is a central thesis of absolute relativity which is the long sought encompassing theory of the universe.

Being limits of inertia, the two forms of rest are absolute and are thus the true frames for judging motion in the universe. And similarly to uniform frames, as described above, accelerated frames move relative to accelerated rest and not “immovable space”.

When ponderable bodies move in unnatural accelerated motion they sense inertia. The proportion of the inertia they sense is that relative to accelerated rest which possesses zero inertia and is thus the true frame for judging accelerated motion. Accelerated rest is absolute for all accelerated frames.

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I don’t want to delve further into the roles of the two forms of rest in the absolute relativity of motion as it is really beyond this article, but I want you to now know that the correspondence principle shows us more deeply how the two forms of rest replaces Newton’s “immovable space” as the true frames for judging motion.

We can see the correspondence principle as the formal principle that displaces “Newton’s immovable space”. The correspondence principle relates the two forms of rest which are the only two states of motion in the universe that have zero inertia. Zero inertia which one may refer to as the absence of inertia is significant in the universe.

The absence of inertia or zero inertia is significant because it is a limit of inertia. And like I have afore said, the two forms of rest are as fundamental and absolute as light and gravity. Light and gravity are fundamental and are given preferred status in physics because they are limits of inertia.

I have discussed in my e-book how light and gravity are the limits of inertia in different ways. The two forms of rest are as fundamental and absolute as light and gravity. How can I make you further understand this?

Listen, if the two forms of rest were real waves with non-zero inertia, we would realize that the quantities of their motion like their velocity or acceleration would be constant just as we have discovered for light and gravity. This is not the case because the inertia of the two forms of rest is zero.

I want you to recognize the fundamental significance of zero inertia in post-modern physics just like we recognize the fundamental significance of absolute zero for a thermodynamic system. 

Just as we know that though at absolute zero, a thermodynamic system has the lowest energy, we still recognize the significance of absolute zero and even (attempt to) study the behaviour of matter at this temperature. This is the same for the zero inertia of motion which the two forms of rest represent in the universe.

In absolute relativity, we study and investigate the implications of zero inertia for the motion of bodies, and the correspondence principle is obviously one of such implications. 

I really want you to understand that the correspondence principle relates two absolute states of motion in the universe, which are uniform rest and accelerated rest. This principle is very central to your understanding of the cosmos.

The correspondence principle reveals to us the true immovable essences in the universe which Newton sought to find when he proposed the wrong concept of “immovable absolute space”.

Once you can see how the two forms of rest replace Newton’s “immovable space” for both uniform and accelerated motions, then you would have gotten the true post-modern understanding of one of the implications of the correspondence principle which is very important for your understanding of all things.

The implications of the correspondence principle cannot be exhausted in a single article. However, the correspondence principle is simple, and again it states that uniform rest and accelerated rest are indistinguishable.

Thus, in post-modern physics, when one asserts that a body is at rest, one might be rightly asked what kind of rest one is referring to and relative to which kind of body, whether ponderable or electrical body. This is the complete inquiry into the true nature of rest in the universe.

Furthermore, when you will come to understand the full ramifications of post-modern physics, you will end up asking yourself like I sometimes do, why does this principle hold, is it because inertia is zero for both uniform rest and accelerated rest, or is it because of the orthogonality principle? I leave you to ponder this.

Until next time. 

Zero inertia is real!

– M. V. Echa



M. V. Echa

M. V. Echa

My message is the universe, my truth is the universe, and this blog contains all you need to know about the universe, from the true nature of reality to the long-sought unity of the cosmos — which is the big picture!