For a long time now, I have been trying to bring the motion of atomic and non-atomic bodies under the same set of laws. I must point out that this is not a problem of physics, rather it is a semantic exercise. However, I am still motivated to do that.
Why this motivation? This motivation stems from the approach of Newton’s unification of celestial and terrestrial motions. He was able to do that under the same set of laws.
So, I am trying to see if I can do the same for atomic and non-atomic motions, but I find that it is impossible. Physics does not allow it.
So, I accept that Newton’s unification of celestial and terrestrial motions is different from the unification of atomic and non-atomic motions. Indeed, they are two different kinds of unifications.
So, we have a case where we have three laws for atomic motion and another three laws for non-atomic motion. Now, the laws of atomic and non-atomic motions may seem different but they are related.
The nature of this new unification has been in formation since relativity and quantum mechanics were established in the 1900s.
Relativity ruled the world of non-atomic motion while quantum mechanics ruled the world of atomic motion, and so, we had two different theories for the two different laws governing the atomic and non-atomic worlds.
But the unification that has been made possible is the one that brings atomic and non-atomic motions under one theory and not under the same set of laws. This is what is needed and which was impossible before.
So, the nature of the unification of the mechanics of atomic and non-atomic bodies is such that brings them under one theory and not under the same set of laws like Newton did for the unification of celestial and terrestrial mechanics.
Atomic and non-atomic mechanics requires a different unification which is one that recognizes the divide between the two mechanics while presenting both under one mathematical framework or theory.
So, we no longer have the situation where one theory, relativity, describes non-atomic mechanics, and another theory, quantum mechanics, describes atomic mechanics.
This is the situation, yet I am still motivated to apply the same set of laws for atomic and non-atomic mechanics. And again, I must say that this is not a problem of physics. It is a semantic exercise and it is just something that I do in my spare time.
And I must say that I have had few successes, but a problem that pops up is that the result hides so much about the universe, both at the atomic level and the non-atomic level.
So, the two different sets of laws serve for explicity and clarity as to what happens when we traverse the atomic and non-atomic worlds.
It is now observed what solves the problem of modern physics is a single theory that unifies the operations of the atomic and the non-atomic worlds.
It is how we now see the unity of the universe, and we no longer have to rely on two different theories to unravel the universe at the atomic and non-atomic levels.
There can only be one theory of physics and not one set of laws because of the real divide between the exact laws that apply in the atomic and non-atomic worlds.
But the beautiful situation is that as we move from the laws of atomic motion to the laws of non-atomic motion or vice versa, we are doing that under one theory or under one mathematical framework.
This was impossible before and it is the realization of the new unification.
And another beautiful thing about the new unification is that there are also core principles like the orthogonality principle, the principle of non-inertia, the universal equivalence principle, etc. that apply in both atomic and non-atomic mechanics.
Also, and most importantly, as a result of the new unification of atomic and non-atomic mechanics by one theory, we now have the situation where one principle, the continuity principle, describes all known phenomena of atomic and non-atomic physics.
The continuity principle is now the single principle of all of physics unlike before when we had the continuity principle for non-atomic mechanics and the discretion principle for atomic mechanics.
This is a great achievement for physics when you consider how hard it had been to reconcile the continuity principle and the discretion principle. But this is no longer the goal as both principles cannot in any way be unified to form an amalgam or composite principle.
Physics can only be based on either the continuity principle or the discretion principle. One must give way for the other and the conflict between these two fundamental principles of physics was what the conflict between relativity and quantum mechanics represented.
Relativity represents the continuity principle while quantum mechanics represents the discretion principle and both theories have been fighting for the soul of physics for the past 100 years. But the victory goes to relativity, and thus, to the continuity principle.
This victory of the continuity principle comes with the new understanding of the discretion behaviour of the atomic world or quantum mechanics to be an emergent behaviour of the continuity principle.
It is of utmost importance that physics be based on the continuity principle. It is one of the biggest problems that plagued physics when we created quantum mechanics and pushed it too far by seeking to make it the bedrock of reality.
The discretion principle is a non-existent principle in the universe. And the one theory that unifies physics can only be based on the continuity principle.
So, relativity, precisely, absolute relativity, is the one theory that unifies all of physics while the continuity principle is the one principle that now underlies all of physics.
The respective laws of motion for atomic and non-atomic mechanics are based on the continuity principle. Reality is continuous and not discrete.
Also, there is no way according to the methods of physics to place atomic and non-atomic motions under the same set of laws like Newton did for celestial and terrestrial motions.
There is a real divide between atomic and non-atomic mechanics. But to put these two mechanics under the same set of laws would be a semantic exercise for me from time to time.
So, there can only be one theory of physics because the continuity principle and the discretion principle cannot be unified or synthesized in any way possible.
Thus, we are left with only one theory founded on the continuity principle to describe all of physics, and this theory is absolute relativity.
Until next time,
I will be here.
– M. V. Echa