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“…absolute, is the word.”
In this article, I want to briefly discuss the use of words or terms in post-modern physics. Well, it’s simple. I have not complicated anything. I have only added a word as a common prefix to most post-modern concepts, and that term or word is “absolute”.
First of all, let me start by stating that there are two kinds of science. The first kind is what I call relative science, while the second kind is what I call absolute science. Relative science has been the practice of classical and modern physics, while absolute science is the practice of post-modern physics.
Consequently, in post-modern physics, space and time are usually referred to as absolute space and time. This comes with the consequences that space and time as we have always known in relative science (or in classical and modern physics) have become referred to as relative space and time.
Importantly, and for further emphasis, our classical notion of space and time is what I refer to as relative space and time. The true space and time of post-modern physics are absolute space and time, and they are to be distinguished from relative space and time.
Now, within the concept of absolute space and time, you will come across the concepts of uniform space and time and accelerated space and time. This is because absolute space and time have two forms that correspond to the two forms of motions in the universe, and you know that these two forms of motion are uniform motion and accelerated motion.
Furthermore, in post-modern physics, we realize that we had been studying and investigating other aspects of physics based on relative space and time, and it is for this reason I mention terms such as relative momentum, relative force and even relative energy.
In post-modern physics, we come across concepts such as absolute momentum, absolute force and even absolute energy. These concepts result from the investigation of the laws of the universe according to absolute space and time.
Now, unlike relative momentum which has one form, absolute momentum has two forms which are referred to as 4-momentum and 5-momentum. These two forms of momentum, while mathematically similar, have different fundamental consequences in the universe.
Also, unlike relative energy which has only one form, when we proceed to the description of absolute energy, we will come across the two forms of energy. The first form of energy is the energy in Joules, while the second form of energy is the energy in Joules/s2. Both forms of energy are central to post-modern physics.
The differences in terms are to show you that when we move into the study of momentum, force and energy based on absolute space and time a whole new understanding of these concepts emerges.
What we had understood of these concepts in classical and modern physics is what I would usually refer to as relative understanding. Upon the absolute nature of these concepts do we realize their absolute understanding. The two terms, “absolute” and “relative”, are the most used terms in post-modern physics.
Whenever I describe the physical universe, I usually apply the word “relative” to resulting concepts, but when I describe the metaphysical universe, I usually apply the word “absolute” to the resulting concepts. You really have to become familiar with these post-modern words.
The above paragraph reminds me of another point. In post-modern physics, I divide the universe into two fundamental kinds. One is the physical universe and the other is the metaphysical universe.
Basically, the physical universe is the universe we can see with our physical eyes, but when we apply science to its description, we find out that the physical universe is the universe we model and understand using physical clocks and meter sticks.
However, the metaphysical universe is the universe we really cannot physically see, but we can model and understand it using absolute space and time. In the metaphysical universe, the operations of clocks and meter sticks are not fundamental.
This whole investigation of the physical and metaphysical universe lead us to two prior un-thought understanding of motion. In the physical universe, we have relative motion or what one would fully refer to as relative, non-experiential motion.
However, in the metaphysical universe, we have absolute motion or what one would fully refer to as absolute, experiential motion. These two concepts of experiential and non-experiential motions reveal to us what it means to move in the metaphysical universe and what it means to move in the physical universe respectively.
I believe that these two understandings of motion will be relevant for us in this post-modern era of science, especially experiential motion, which if we come to fully understand would enable us to harness in a natural way a huge part of cosmic energy.
Now, when we move over to matter or bodies, you will realize that I scarcely use the terms macro-bodies and micro-bodies. Rather I use the terms ponderable and electrical bodies, though I usually indicate in parenthesis that ponderable bodies are non-charged bodies while electrical bodies are charged bodies.
Also, I apply the term electrical bodies in a general way, in that it applies even to the (non-charged) neutron. All particles that exist inside the atomic or electrical world are called electrical bodies.
I want you to see how all the concepts we study in the metaphysical universe are referred to as absolute concepts, while all the concepts we study in the physical universe are referred to as relative concepts.
In post-modern physics, “absolute”, is the word. It is used to show that on the distinction between relative space and time and absolute space and time we have weaved a whole new body of physics, which is rightly called post-modern physics.
Even the terms “relative” and “absolute” are applied to the nature of light and gravity. What we had learnt about light being a wave and gravity being a force from classical and modern physics are their relative natures which are different from their absolute natures as limits of inertia being taught in post-modern physics.
Every concept we have in physical science is relative, while every concept we have in metaphysical science is absolute. The metaphysical universe is the true universe we live, but because of our familiarity with the physical universe, we have lost touch with the metaphysical universe.
Also, in the metaphysical universe, we find absolute principles, while in the physical universe we find relative principles. For instance, a common principle like the principle of inertia has been split into its relative and absolute interpretations.
The relative principle of inertia is the principle of inertia as we have learnt it from classical physics, while the absolute principle of inertia is the principle of inertia as it is being understood from post-modern physics. Just take a good look at post-modern physics and you too will become familiar with this use of words.
I have tried as much as possible not to conceptualize too much, and even when I do, I like to do it in a manner that you can easily follow. So, momentum, force, energy etc. all still exist in post-modern physics, but they now have new interpretations based on absolute space and time.
Your inputs are also needed. You too can come up with new concepts that will support and foster the growth and progress of post-modern physics. Most of these new words can be found in my articles and also in my e-book.
Post-modern physics calls us to revisit the concepts of physics again and redefine them in a manner that they harmonize with the new knowledge of the cosmos. All these new words are the results of this venture.
Until next time.
– M. V. Echa