Understanding Effects Across Space

Understanding Effects Across Space : Electromagnetism, Gravity and Inertia

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Understanding Effects Across Space There is a joy in understanding. This book is directed towards understanding by lay people rather than for application which leads to its own joy-accomplishment. It explores those things that are not directly perceivable to our senses-actions across apparently empty space: electromagnetism, gravity and inertia. The second edition provides additional graphics and text in the same clear and concise style as the first edition--primarily seeking to further enhance readers' understanding of magnetism with its rounding off a detailed explanation of how the majority orientation of electron spins and orbits in an object can establish magnetic domains that cumulatively establish the overall magnetism of the object. The book's section on electricity and magnetism seeks to give non-specialists an understanding of electricity including inductance, how electric waves propagate and how magnetism fits in. I have delved more deeply into hydraulic analogies to electricity than, to my knowledge, has been done before. They aid understanding without the need of mathematics and extensive reference to mathematical principles which the reader may have never been exposed to or may not remember in depth. The chapter entitled "Unified Theory of Gravity and Inertia" discusses Dr. Amitabha Ghosh's reasoning on the origin of inertia-it springs from the chapter entitled "Where to from Here and Now in Space and Time." Other areas discuss a few details in overviews that may be of interest to some readers including digital logic and computers. You can read this book like any other from front to back, perhaps picking up insights that you had not considered before, or you can choose to read only those portions of interest to you in which you are not already well versed. This book is focused on understanding, not building proficiency for use in any area. The Quantum Electrodynamics sequel in the same binder with the book, "Understanding Effects Across Space" seeks to explain quantum electrodynamics, QED. Luminaries in the field have cautioned that no one understands quantum mechanics or its subset QED, so my aim is not so lofty as to do more than try to explain its findings and procedures. QED defies our common sense that is based on everyday observations. It is not even amenable to the crisp logic that we applied to classic [pre-quantum mechanics] electromagnetism. As first exemplified by radio-activity, it is essentially characterized by randomness and the best that theory can do is predict the probabilities, the odds, of quantum events. Its predictions as to those odds however stun the imagination with their accuracy. My explanation on the procedure followed in the theoretical predictive approach is primarily based on the non-mathematical book, QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter written by a primary founder of the approach, Richard Feynman, and another more recent book augmenting his explanation and other quantum physics theory: The Quantum Universe, by mathematician-physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw. The Feynman procedure is apparently that most generally followed in most applications predicting QED results. I further discuss wave motion, in general, using the hydraulic analogy to water waves and the mathematical analogy/abstraction of complex numbers. Otherwise, other than a very top-level discussion of standard probability theory, I avoid mathematics beyond that most probably covered in your high school. [By author, George Henry Edwards]show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.14mm | 294.83g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507739958
  • 9781507739952

About George Henry Edwards

George Henry Edwards has 34 years experience in industry and aerospace electronic engineering design and management. He previously spent four years in the U.S. Navy. His related education includes nine months at the U.S.N. Class 'A' materiel school in electronics technician training at Treasure Island, San Francisco, California, four years as a physics major, mathematics minor and pre-engineering at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston Illinois, and attendance at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. After receiving a bachelor's degree from American University in Washington D.C., he earned 20 semester hours in an MSEE program with John Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, 100+ semester hours in scattered undergraduate courses with accredited universities in California, largely in physics, mathematics, software and computer technology and a graduate course in Software Engineering from National University. He is listed in "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in Science and Engineering."show more