Date: Jan 31, 2013 3:08 AM
Subject: mystery and richness of Maxwell Equations to be the axioms of physics<br> #1192 New Physics #1312 ATOM TOTALITY 5th ed
Alright, good, I figured this idea is going to take several posts to
get at the heart of the idea.
The idea is that EM , the Maxwell Equations are equations like none
other in physics and that there is a deep mystery as to why they stand
If you study gravity and then study EM, you quickly realize that the
Coulomb law is contained in just one of the Maxwell Equations and the
Coulomb law is the mirror image of the law of gravity. So that gravity
is just one of the Maxwell Equations, and that is the whole of
gravity, while EM still has three more Maxwell Equations to contend
Now thermodynamics has more laws than just one, but only one of those
laws is dynamics-- the 2nd law, and the others are definitions or
So the richness of the EM laws is very much more expansive than either
gravity or thermodynamics and that neither gravity nor thermodynamics
is rich enough to derive EM. And only EM is rich enough to derive
gravity and thermodynamics.
But the mystery of EM richness does not stop with deriving other
branches of physics. The richness is to be admired in that EM are the
axioms over all of physics. And that is what I tried to fetch out in
my first post.
What I mean is that given a section of the Cosmos, a volume of Space
of the Universe and in that volume you create a Faraday law where you
take a closed loop of wire and move a bar magnet into that closed
loop, and the reaction you get is to create a current in the loop. And
that current tries to restore itself back to where the magnet was not
in motion. So in a deep sense, the Maxwell Equations are a attempt by
the Universe to restore itself to the situation it was before the
There is a very famous statement by Faraday, where he says, "light is
a disturbance in the electromagnetic field".
Well, we can say that Faraday's law or all the Maxwell Equations are a
disturbance in a volume of Space, for which that Space wants to return
to the same situation before the disturbance.
We cannot say that of gravity, that gravity is a disturbance of the
Cosmos for which the force of gravity tries to return the Cosmos to
the same situation before the force of gravity took place. But we can
say that of the Faraday law or Ampere law that they disturbed the
Cosmos and the Cosmos is returning the order it was before.
We cannot say that of thermodynamics, but unlike gravity,
thermodynamics in the 2nd law says that the Cosmos cannot return to a
order that it was before the disturbance.
So EM is very mysterious and very rich.
Now another facet of that richness is the fact that in EM, the laws
require a circle, or circuit. In gravity we need no circuit. In
thermodynamics we need no circuit. In Quantum Mechanics, we need no
circuit. But in Maxwell Equations, a circuit is essential. The circuit
is the interface of the disturbance.
This is what I meant in the first post about Space and the Maxwell
Equations seem to be a slice into space which wants to return to the
conditions before the Space was sliced.
For a branch of physics to be the axioms over all of physics, that
branch has to be these characteristics:
1) the richest branch so as to derive all the other branches
2) equations which take a volume of Space and interact and where the
end result is for that Space to return to the order it was before the
interaction. This is important because the branch that does that is
what the entire Universe represents. The Maxwell Equations are a
disturbance in the Cosmos, and because the Cosmos is the Maxwell
Equations, the experiment returns to the same order it had before the
3) No other equation in physics is beyond the domain of the Maxwell
Equations. An easy test of this, is that the Maxwell Equations when
summed up together yield a equation that has the Dirac equation as a
I keep wanting to go to poetry to emphasize what I am saying. As a
metaphor, if we take Space in general that contains matter and space
combined, there is a set of equations that uniquely talks of circuits
which spill out forces and currents, in order to put that Space back
together and return it as was before. It is that set of equations
which is not only a branch of physics, but is the Universe itself.
Now this discussion leads me into the curiosity of how and why a
photon would pair up with an electron in the Faraday law to move it
along the wire to be a current. How would a photon zip along the wire
and come in contact with a electron, how would that photon communicate
to the electron where to move and guide it along the way? Faraday saw
the photon as a disturbance in the field, here we see the photon as
the pilot or guiding wave for the electron.
Now photons are very complex and rich particles because a single
photon can break apart into a electron and positron.
Google's archives are top-heavy in hate-spew from search-engine-
bombing. Only Drexel's Math Forum has done a excellent, simple and
fair archiving of AP posts for the past 15 years as seen here:
whole entire Universe is just one big atom
where dots of the electron-dot-cloud are galaxies