In this great article, I want to let you know about a fundamental assumption that we make in post-modern physics. This fundamental assumption, which has first been presented in the Treatise, will inevitably be a common practice in this post-modern era.
So, there is need for us to know and be mindful of this assumption which I will now proceed to discuss with you.
The two forms of rest in the universe, uniform rest and accelerated rest, have become a central understanding in post-modern physics and in this blog, and they are related by a profound principle called the correspondence principle.
The correspondence principle is what states that uniform rest and accelerated rest are indistinguishable. The correspondence principle is a principle of equivalence for the two forms of rest in the universe.
The fundamental assumption we make in post-modern physics is as a result of the correspondence principle, and the nature of this assumption is that accelerated rest can be assumed for accelerated frames outside the atomic world even though it does not apply to the experience of non-atomic bodies. I will further discuss this soon.
Now, according to post-modern physics, the two forms of rest, uniform rest and accelerated rest, are exclusive to non-atomic bodies and atomic bodies in the sense that uniform rest applies to non-atomic bodies or what I most times call ponderable bodies while accelerated rest applies to atomic bodies or what I most times call electrical bodies.
As a result of this, when we discuss the transformation of space and time for atomic and non-atomic frames, we are mindful that atomic frames can only experience accelerated rest while non-atomic frames can only experience uniform rest.
This is important in post-modern physics and in Absolute Relativity. Now, where the fundamental assumption comes in is when we want to deal with accelerated frames in the non-atomic world.
You know, in post-modern physics, uniform motion does not apply in the atomic world, so there is little or no need for the fundamental assumption. But outside the atomic world, when dealing with ponderable or non-atomic bodies, we have to consider both uniform and accelerated motions or frames.
This leads to us assume that a frame outside the atomic world can be at accelerated rest. This is against the fact that accelerated rest does not really apply outside the atomic world, but because it is really indistinguishable from uniform rest which applies, we are free to make the assumption.
I hope you now get the nature of the fundamental assumption in post-modern physics or in Absolute Relativity. In post-modern physics, when dealing with accelerated frames where a frame K’ is taken to be in accelerated motion, the other frame, frame K is assumed to be at accelerated rest because of the correspondence principle.
That is, even if ponderable or non-atomic bodies were to experience accelerated rest, they will not be able to distinguish it from uniform rest. So the fundamental assumption stands.
Like I have said, there would have been no need for this assumption if non-atomic bodies or frames were only inertial, but they can also be non-inertial, and as a result, we have to assume accelerated rest for them.
But atomic bodies or frames are only non-inertial and never inertial, and as a result, we don’t need to assume uniform rest for them as accelerated rest is their only natural form of rest.
All that I am saying in this article will definitely be strange or new to you, and that would be because of your non-acquaintance with post-modern physics.
In post-modern physics, the natural form of rest for non-atomic reference frames is uniform rest but we also assume accelerated rest from them. This is a presentation of the fundamental assumption.
Due to the distinct nature of absolute space and time and how they come into play during motion, bodies may experience the two different forms of motion, uniform motion and accelerated motion, but they cannot experience the two different forms of rest. For while motion involves both space and time, rest involves only time, in the purest sense.
This fundamental assumption that a non-atomic frame may be at accelerated rest is not a deficiency but it is a result of our better understanding of the universe. We now know so much of what was hidden before, such that now we can freely make and mold physics, while still preserving the laws of physics.
Sometimes I wonder what would be the practical implications of our new understanding of absolute rest and its two forms. I have some ideas but that would be for another day or article.
With post-modern physics, we now have to become more mindful of the laws of the universe and their applications. We must now know that a body cannot experience the two forms of rest in the universe, but due to the correspondence principle, we can assume that both forms of rest can apply.
The latter can be taken as the general presentation of the fundamental assumption. That is, though the focus of this article is on its application for non-atomic frames, it can also be applied to atomic frames.
Thus, just as one can apply accelerated rest to non-atomic frames, one may also apply uniform rest to atomic frames.
And though this article bases this fundamental assumption on the correspondence principle, a deeper understanding of post-modern physics shows that it could still be viewed to be as a result of the principle of non-inertia. Both angles or viewpoints are correct, it just depends on the context one focuses on.
The fundamental assumption presented in this article and which is applied in post-modern physics is one of the results of the all-round synthesis of the laws and processes of physics that post-modern physics reveals.
We can now apply equivalence, as a general principle, in a broader way than we could before. This new method is what is doing so much to furnish us with a better understanding of the universe.
Thus, the assumption that non-atomic frames can be at accelerated rest is just one of the flexibilities of post-modern physics, for there are many more, and they all prove the synthetical nature of post-modern physics.
And finally, when one studies the Treatise, one will see the application of this fundamental assumption in the elucidation of the relativity of non-inertial reference frames for ponderable bodies.
Until next time,
I will be here.
M. V. Echa