I have talked about what uniform motion is in post-modern physics in some of my scientific posts dealing with other topics of physics and not particularly about uniform motion.
Now, in this article, I want us to particularly discuss uniform motion and how it is understood in post-modern physics.
I must begin by first informing you that what we understood by uniform motion in classical physics is quantitative, but what you are now about to understand by uniform motion in post-modern physics is qualitative.
Post-modern physics gives us a qualitative description of uniform motion that is derived from absolute physics which is the character of post-modern physics.
But classical physics had given us a quantitative description of uniform motion that was derived from relative physics which is the character of classical physics.Post-modern physics gives us a qualitative description of uniform motion whereas classical physics gave us a quantitative description of uniform motion.Click To Tweet
So, in classical physics, uniform motion is defined thus:
- Uniform motion is defined as motion in a straight line and with constant speed.
The above is how uniform motion is defined in classical physics and it was formally introduced or applied by Newton in his first law of motion.
Also, in classical physics, uniform motion is understood based on a fundamental principle called the principle of inertia and which according to classical physics states that rest and uniform motion are indistinguishable.
So, in classical physics, a body moves in uniform motion when it moves at a constant speed which is simply observable by relative, physical space and time, and coupled with the experience of the principle of inertia, one can say that he is in uniform motion when his motion feels as though he is at rest.
I want you to really look at what I have said so far about uniform motion according to classical physics because I will proceed in a similar fashion to discuss uniform motion according to post-modern physics.
And when you make a comparison between the both of them you should see how post-modern physics is different from classical physics in how they describe uniform motion.
Now, in post-modern physics, uniform motion is defined thus:
- Uniform motion is defined as motion in uniform space with respect to uniform time.
The above is how uniform motion is defined in post-modern physics and it is mathematically represented by the qualitative relation called the absolute uniform velocity and not just speed or velocity like in the classical definition and which are without quality.
So, it is easy to see the qualitative character of the new definition of uniform motion. Also, the new emphasis is no longer on linearity or on moving in a straight line but on orthogonality.
In the post-modern definition of uniform motion, space and time are inserted based on their quality and not based on their quantity, that is, with reference to space, a body is said to be in uniform motion when it moves in uniform space, and when it doesn’t, it is not moving in uniform motion.
This further implies that we are no longer looking at relative space and time which are physical and quantitative but at absolute space and time which are metaphysical and are therefore quantitative and qualitative.
Also, in post-modern physics, the new definition of uniform motion is associated with a new description of the principle of inertia, which is stated to be that uniform rest and uniform motion are indistinguishable.
This is what is called the absolute principle of inertia in post-modern physics and it is qualitatively different from the already stated classical and relative principle of inertia which is quantitative.
But beyond that, the classical principle of inertia is not true; it does not represent the true governing principle of uniform motion. What is true is the post-modern, absolute principle of inertia.
So, in post-modern physics, a body moves in uniform motion when it moves in uniform space with respect to uniform time and this is attached to absolute, metaphysical space and time, and coupled with the experience of the absolute principle of inertia, one can say that he is in uniform motion when his motion feels as though he is at uniform rest.
It is important that you see how the post-modern definition of uniform motion is not associated with the classical principle of inertia but with the post-modern principle of inertia.
This shows that in post-modern physics we are looking at a new, complete and independent kind of physics. This kind of physics is what I called absolute physics at the beginning of this article and it is what is different from relative physics which is the one practised by classical physics.
So, when you approach the study of uniform motion in post-modern physics, you must be aware that you are coming into a new kind of physics that informs you differently from how you understood uniform motion in classical physics.
This new definition of uniform motion raises some important questions concerning the qualitative nature of motion that post-modern physics proposes because we are not familiar with the qualitative nature of motion in the first place.
All through classical and modern physics, we are taught to quantify motion and not to qualify motion. So, qualifying motion like I now do in post-modern physics should be new and surprising, to say the least.
But firstly, how did I come about the qualitative nature of motion (or of the universe)? I will start by quoting Einstein who said: “There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge and can never prove how it got there.”
I think that no matter how I may try to explain how I came about the qualitative nature of motion, the above quote still fits my experience, but then I will still proceed to briefly tell you how I came about the quality of motion.
It all began with the discovery of the second non-mechanical wave in the universe. When I discovered this wave and inserted it into relativity, I found out that two qualities or forms of time emerged.
At first, I was not critical about this until later and I realized that these two qualities also applied to space. These two qualities of time became uniform time and accelerated time while those for space became uniform space and accelerated space.
I gave space and time these two qualities following the two forms of motion we already knew existed in the universe: uniform motion and accelerated motion.
You can see these qualities of space and time to be the result of theoretical conceptualization, but more than that, the validity of these qualities of space and time are a result of the three theses of non-mechanical transportation. I will like you to read the linked article below in order to understand this.
So, in post-modern physics, uniform motion is defined as motion in uniform space with respect to uniform time.In post-modern physics, uniform motion is defined as motion in uniform space with respect to uniform time.Click To Tweet
When we physically observe uniform motion, it doesn’t seem as though bodies in uniform motion move in a different form of space than bodies in accelerated motion. This thesis is physically impossible to observe because it is a metaphysical truth.
With post-modern physics, we are now aware of the deeper subtleties of motion that cannot be captured by our former physical way of doing science. The new metaphysical way of doing science is what has exposed the above true definition of uniform motion to us.
So, besides saying that the post-modern definition of uniform motion is qualitative, I am aware that it is metaphysical and not physical like the classical definition of uniform motion.
Bodies in uniform motion are moving in a different form of space from bodies in accelerated motion! I will discuss accelerated motion in my next scientific post.
Uniform motion is now defined based on the quality of space and time and this gives us a deeper understanding of the universe than we had before.
This new definition of uniform motion now informs us that uniform motion is motion in uniform space with respect to uniform time and that uniform motion is governed by the absolute principle of inertia.
Until next time,
I will be here.
– M. V. Echa