Table of Contents
- 1 Introduction
- 2 The Law of Conservation of Mass
- 3 The Law of Conservation of Energy
- 4 The Law of Conservation of Inertia
- 5 Post-modern Physics and the Law of Conservation of Inertia
- 6 Summary
… all created things originate from this one thing [inertia] by the process of transformation.
Hermes Trismegistus: The Emerald Tablet
I have first stated the law of conservation of inertia in my last article. But now, I have decided to set aside this article so that we can discuss exclusively this fundamental law hidden in the cosmos. Also, I want to show you the generalised form of the law of conservation of inertia.
Among other things, the law of conservation of inertia is important because it shows that physics now has three fundamental conservation laws and not two, which it had before.
So, let’s outline these three conservation laws before we proceed:
- The law of conservation of mass
- The law of conservation of energy
- The law of conservation of inertia
You know, science is a progressive subject, and in this article, I will like us to look progressively at how we have come about these above stated three conservation laws of the universe.
The Law of Conservation of Mass
Now, the earliest study of the conservation of mass began by Antonio Lavoisier, a French chemist. He discovered the law of conservation of mass through his practical investigation of the combustion of elements like phosphorus and sulfur in air.
Antoine Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry
He was able to establish the law of conservation of mass which states that for a closed system, the mass of the system always remains constant, though its mass can take different arrangements and forms. In other words, matter can neither be created nor destroyed.
This law of conservation of mass is central to modern chemistry, and for this reason, among others, Lavoisier is referred to as the father of modern chemistry.
The research of Lavoisier into the nature of chemical reactions was what set chemistry apart from alchemy which was an old form of the same practice. So, let’s state the law of conservation of mass.
1 The law of conservation of mass states that matter can neither be created nor destroyed.
The Law of Conservation of Energy
Now, the advent of relativity and quantum mechanics in the late 19th century, coupled with research into nuclear reactions necessitated a generalization of the law of conservation of mass, as they are even cases of nuclear reactions where matter can be destroyed to produce pure energy.
Einstein’s theory of special relativity revealed to us that mass is just a form of energy, and so in a sense, the law of the conservation of mass is underlyingly an energy conservation law. And so to represent this extension, we then had the law of conservation of mass-energy, which I simply see as the law of conservation of energy. This is because energy is more fundamental and universal than mass.
So, the law of conservation of energy encompasses both chemical and nuclear reactions. And it states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed but can be transformed from one form to another.
2 The law of conservation of energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed but can be transformed from one form to another.
Now, it is very important for us to realize that without the discoveries of special relativity, it would have been difficult to conceive of how mass is just a form of energy, and the fact that the law of conservation of energy is an extension of the law of conservation of mass would have been debatable.
So, special relativity settled the fact that mass is a form of energy. This is very important as we unravel the recent events in the history of physics.
With its concern with nuclear reactions, the law of conservation of energy is the most fundamental conservation law in modern physics, just as the law of conservation of mass was the most fundamental conservation law of classical physics which was mainly concerned with chemical reactions.
The Law of Conservation of Inertia
Since the last two eras of physics, classical and modern physics, had their major conservation laws, the new era of post-modern physics also has its own conservation law, which is the law of conservation of inertia.
Listen, I want you to see these conservation laws as proofs of our progress in the understanding of the universe, from classical physics to modern physics and now to post-modern physics.
The law of conservation of inertia has been stated in my last article (linked above and which is a necessary preliminary), but it was stated in a less extensive manner, and only as it concerned creation. However, now I want to formally state it fully before I continue to discuss it.
3 The law of conservation of inertia states that inertia can neither be created nor destroyed, but can be transformed from one limit to another or from one form to another.
In post-modern physics, inertia has been given a new definition as the resistance to both uniform and accelerated motions.
In modern physics, inertia is seen as what applies only to accelerated motion, but in post-modern physics, inertia applies to all motions, both uniform and accelerated motions. It is in this extensiveness of inertia that it becomes profoundly fundamental and defined as the content of all motion, whether of light, gravity or matter.
The whole universe was made from inertia, and not mass or energy. The latter two are just manifestations of inertia. I really want you to understand this.
Also, the law of conservation of inertia comes as we have discovered the absolute natures of light and gravity. The discovery that light and gravity are in their absolute natures limits of inertia is what necessitates the new law of conservation of inertia as the law of conservation of energy becomes unfitting.
In other words, while on one hand and which I have emphasized so far, the law of conservation of inertia is a progress from the law of conservation of energy, it is also important to know that on another hand the law of conservation of inertia is a translation from the law of conservation of energy.
This is because the law of conservation of energy does not truly represent the absolute nature of the universe which is the major concern of post-modern physics.
When we deal with the relative nature of the universe, we may make reference to the law of conservation of energy. But when we deal with the absolute nature of the universe, then we have to translate to the law of conservation of inertia.
Now, let’s discuss the two transformations of inertia.
The Two Transformations of Inertia
The law of conservation of inertia stated above shows that inertia has two kinds of transformations which are unlike the law of conservation of mass and the law of conservation of energy.
In the previous article where I first stated the law of conservation of inertia, I did not include the possible transformation “from one form to another”. So, the law of conservation of inertia as stated above is the generalized form of it.
The Boundary Transformation of Inertia
The first transformation of inertia indicated above as the transformation from one limit to another is what I refer to as the boundary transformation of inertia. It is very important when we want to understand the first phase of creation which had to do with the creation of light and gravi-electromagnetic wave (or gravity).
The boundary transformation of inertia which I discussed in the article linked above, is about the transformation of inertia from one limit to another, and this transformation is what was engaged to create light and gravity.
I have often informed you that light and gravity in their purest natures are not waves, but limits of inertia. The boundary transformation of inertia covers this.
The Formal Transformation of Inertia
Now, the second transformation of inertia is the formal transformation of inertia. In this transformation, inertia takes an equal regard just like mass and energy, but in a qualitatively deeper sense.
What do I mean?
All our progress, from the law of conservation of mass to the conservation of energy and now the conservation of inertia mark progressively our journey to unravel to the substance of reality.
Inertia is the deepest sense in which the substance of reality can be conceived. Reality is not mass, neither is it energy. So, just as mass is just a form of energy, then mass and energy are forms of inertia.
Thus, when we convert mass from one form to another or energy from one form to another, we are underlyingly transforming inertia from one form to another. This is the first sense in which we should understand the second part of the law of conservation of inertia which deals with the transformation of inertia from one form to another.
There is a second sense in which we can understand formal transformation, but it is beyond the scope of this article as it calls for certain unrelated theses. I hope to discuss it in a future article.
The formal transformation of inertia was important for the second phase of creation which was about the creation of matter from the standing field process. I have talked about this in the above article, though I did not associate this second phase with the formal transformation of inertia, but I want it to now be the case.
These two kinds of transformation of inertia, among other things, set the law of conservation of inertia apart from the other two conservation laws which are overly simple.
Post-modern Physics and the Law of Conservation of Inertia
Neither the understanding of the law of conservation of mass nor that of the law of energy could have given us the theory of everything. We needed a new conservation law that goes to the deepest nature of reality, and this conservation law is the law of conservation of inertia.
Post-modern physics unveils to us the theory of everything, and it is this discovery of the unified theory that has launched this post-modern era of physics. The theory of everything is founded on the encompassing law of conservation of inertia.The theory of everything is founded on the encompassing law of conservation of inertia.Click To Tweet
When we move into the deeper levels of reality, our understanding of the laws of conservation of mass and energy from classical and modern physics fails us. The law of conservation of inertia is the next big leap for us to take in order for us to truly comprehend the cosmos.
Taking a good look at this article, I hope you can see how physics has progressed to this point. Since inertia is the fundamental constituent of the universe, then it is only right that the true conservation law of the universe should be based on it.
This is just the beginning of our study and investigation of the law of conservation of inertia, and it comes with a lot of promise. Our interaction with matter will be greatly altered by this conservation law.
Now, we interact with matter by technological means that engage the law of conservation of energy, but in the nearest future, which has come, we will interact with matter by post-modern technological means that engage the law of conservation of inertia. At that point, we will be touching the soul of the universe.
We all must come to realise that in the modern era which is passing (even right now as we speak), we understood the universe based on the interactions between relative space, relative time and energy. But in the new world, which is the post-modern world, we will understand the universe based on the interactions between absolute space, absolute time and inertia.
It is when we move into absolute space and time that we would discover the pervasiveness of inertia. The law of conservation of inertia exists in absolute space and time. All these things are important. Newton indicated and talked about absolute space and time, but he failed to give us their true descriptions.The law of conservation of inertia exists in absolute space and time. Click To Tweet
Now, we have the understanding of these entities, and this new understanding threatens the entire edifice of physical science, in order to establish its own fitting kind of science called absolute science. So, the law of conservation of inertia is one of the blows of absolute science against relative science and until it crumbles totally, the attack will continue.
The law of conservation of inertia will provide us with a new way of dealing with matter. Post-modern physics is the time of the completion of knowledge. As time goes on, it will be all about inertia and its possible boundary and formal transformations.
In this post-modern era, our interactions with matter will help us break beyond the current bounds into uncharted domains with ever increasing promises for science. We should be responsive to post-modern physics, and see how the law of conservation of inertia will assist us to make a better science.
To end this section, I just want to say that both transformations of inertia are equally fundamental, and some aspects of these two transformations would require the active participation of the operations of the mind which post-modern physics now reveals.
We have been going deeper into the nature of reality, from mass to energy and now inertia. And upon these three increasingly integral levels of understanding of the substance of reality, we have based three conservation laws.
So, post-modern physics now reveals that inertia is the true substance of reality, and so the law of conservation of inertia is the most fundamental conservation law among the three conservation laws stated in this article.
We now have to understand this law deeply, and also see how it changes the way we do science. It is my firm belief, as I have expressed in this article, that the law of conservation of inertia will tremendously change the way we explore, create and interact with matter.
Finally, what better way to end this article except by stating again and concisely the new law of conservation of inertia. So, let’s go: The law of conservation of inertia states that inertia can neither be created nor destroyed.
Until next time.
– M. V. Echa