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Old 08-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
hkurtrichter
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Tachyonics and ISC

In my quest to find the most comprehensive view of reality, I have determined that we need a complete Interdiscipline Synthesis Cosmology (ISC) from which we may obtain a concise Theory of Existence (ISC ToE) which will allow us to study all of the relevant information on any subject (including mystical subjects) in an empirical fashion. To get there, then, because we do not yet have such an ISC, but assuming it is feasible, we can begin to construct an ISC Core upon which we build by in-putting data, so as to construct eventually the overall body of ISC, from which an hypothesis can be formed that gives way to a testable model corresponding to the desired ToE.

Researching the subject of cosmology as part of this effort, one comes across Albert Einstein's theory of Special Relativity, which shows that it takes an infinite amount of energy to accelerate a real massive object up to lightspeed. And since we do not have access to infinite amounts of energy, and most of the mainstream particle physicists say they cannot directly detect or utilize particles that move faster than light over quantum (subatomic) distances, the first impulse was to conclude that nothing can go faster-than-light, and, therefore, that nothing exists on the other side of lightspeed. But this is not actually an empirical assumption, since Relativity does not specifically require that nothing can go faster-than-light. It merely indicates that we cannot obtain tachyons by accelerating a known bradyon to or past lightspeed. It does not, then, "prove" that particles which already exist on the other side of lightspeed cannot be there.

Certainly, there was at least a near infinite amount of usable energy expended in the so-called Big Bang that occurred at the beginning of the visible universe, that could have been sufficient to create tachyons, along with all of the particles physicists have detected -- that is, it is highly possible that particles of various sorts were imparted with velocities at that time that were faster-than-light. So, Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity can be viewed as predicting the existence of such FTL particles, called "tachyons".

It turns out that tachyons will probably play a vital role in the development of ISC, made evident while one attempts to form an ISC Core of data. In particular, ISC appears to be implying that the assumption that tachyons exist is a necessary condition (not sufficient, in and of itself, but necessary). And though this condition is not enough to result in a complete ISC, it does help to give us the most correct conceptualization of reality when incorporated with everything else we know about our existence.

Meanwhile, it is possible at this time to draw conclusions based on the understanding we acquire from adopting Tachyonics to help us explain as many previously unexplained natural and supernatural phenomena to which the endeavor can be applied. An example is the guess that gravity is faster-than-light, and must therefore be a tachyonic force. Additionally, Tachyonics promises a great many advances in our technology in the not-too-distant future, including instantaneous interstellar communications systems, the building of spaceships capable of physically breaking the lightspeed barrier to space-flight, and possible access to infinite or near-infinite amounts of energy.

"Tachyonics" is the label for the study of tachyons. But what exactly are tachyons?

A tachyon, often mentioned in modern science-fiction stories, is an hypothetical particle which always travels faster-than-light, and possesses reversed causality (negative time) compared to ordinary particles (called "bradyons"). As a result, a tachyon must have an imaginary mass and/or energy, mathematically speaking, as viewed from a standard bradyonic frame of reference (e.g., standard coordinate system).

Experimentally, there is no definitive proof for, or against, the existence of tachyons, although there are serious mathematical and experimental implications which point to their existence. Formally, for instance, certain implications from Einstein's theory of Special Relativity are used to predict the existence of tachyons, although our technology must progress to the point at which such objects can be detected sub-atomically, before indisputable evidence for them, and their various properties, can be collected.

Yet, implications of Einstein's Relativity are not to be taken lightly, regardless of whether experimental proof of a prediction based on the theory is available at this time in history. People interested in seeking truth, therefore, might benefit -- if only as an exercise -- by taking stock of the mathematics involved. Furthermore, if we set personal preferences aside, then we must acknowledge that there is no reason to reject the notion of tachyons, or to blithely assign a zero probability to their existence.

The formula for the relativistic mass Mr of a moving particle can be denoted;
Mr = M / [{(1-[(v/c)^2]**^(1/2)] ,
where M is the particle's rest-mass, v is its velocity, and c is the lightspeed constant.
[c = approx. 3x10^8 meters/second = approx. 186,000 miles/second.]
Traditionally, a possible tachyonic mass, Mt, can be taken as an analog of the relativistic mass (Mr) by writing;
Mt = -iMr,
where i is the standard imaginary-unit. [i = (-1)^(1/2) ; i^2 = -1 .]
[Note that the minus sign on the imaginary-unit is mandatory, in this definition.]

Examples of Empirical Implications for the Existence of Tachyons:
(1) There are large-scale interstellar systems which appear to involve superluminal speeds, relative to other interstellar objects. And while these may not be tachyonic, they prove that things in the universe can at-least appear to be traveling faster-than-light.
[For details, web-search the specific phrase: "Superluminal Velocities in Quasars".]
(2) There are experiments involving the phenomenon of photonic tunneling which imply that photons of electromagnetism can sometimes be made to behave like tachyonic analogs of themselves; crossing real distances faster-than-light. That is, photons can momentarily obtain superluminal speeds under certain laboratory conditions.
[For details, web-search the specific phrase: "Superluminal Photonic Tunneling".]
(3) There have been experiments in which neutrinos have turned up with negative rest-masses; indicating that they can behave like tachyons, or they have tachyonic structure.
[For details, web-search the specific phrase: "Superluminal Behavior of Neutrinos."]
(4) The phenomena referred to as "quantum entanglement", in which bradyons that start-out closely connected appear to maintain some form of connection after separation finds an explanation in the assumption that the connection is tachyonic in nature.
[For details, web-search the specific phrase: "Quantum Entanglement."]

And the list goes on.

In light of these kinds of considerations, but due to the lack of well-funded experiments in which tachyons are the subject, it must be viewed as sufficient to take these and the given mathematical implications as reason-enough to guess that tachyons exist.

The study of tachyons, or "Tachyonics", gives new insights into previously unexplained natural and supernatural phenomena, and can therefore serve as the founding discipline upon which a valid Interdiscipline Synthesis Cosmology (ISC) can be built, from which, in turn, we will develop of an all-inclusive Theory of Existence (ToE) capable of giving us the most accurate understanding of reality that is humanly possible.

Last edited by hkurtrichter; 08-01-2012 at 03:21 PM. Reason: Correcting typos.
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