My goal for 2o22 is to make progress on the dynamical geometry and simulation with NPQG and the point charge universe. Part of that effort is to continue to explore the linkages, mappings, and isomorphisms between emergent point charge structures with their low assembly indexes and the mathematical theories of physics, embodied in general relativity, lambda cold dark matter, and the standard model based upon quantum mechanics. Therefore, sometimes I take mental excursions to examine the patchwork quilt of effective theories to seek insight and understanding. The effective theories narratives are all inside out and “not even wrong” as physicists say, but the mathematics and even the incorrect narratives contain clues.
For example, let’s imagine that opposite point charges can orbit in a tight loop. I recommend imagining a circular orbit for ease of visualization, but circular, elliptical, wave equation — they all occur in nature — and the whole structure can be moving through spacetime all the while, spiral style. A pair of point charges, an electrino and a positrino, chasing each other through an orbit forms a spinning dipole.
Imagine a minimal clock face as a circle with tick marks at the hour. On your the near side of the clock, place a red sphere positrino at 3 and a blue sphere electrino at 9. Now give them a speed clockwise and they go 4:10, 5:11, 6:12, 7:1, 8:2, 9:3 always opposed across the diameter. Imagine the expanding spherical electric fields each point charge is continuously emitting as it spins around the clock circumference. Stop the mental spinning, and place a second duo of point charges on the far side of the clock face. You can pair red with red and blue with blue for now. When you start the spin, have the far dipole spin counter-clockwise with the same speed as the near side dipole. Watch your mental creation for a while. Let’s say the speed of the point charges is far less than the speed of their electric fields. Imagine the electric field in the vicinity as the dipoles counter-rotate. Think about the superposition and cancelling. You have imagined the geometry of a photon. Here is a diagram that illustrated the geometry and shows some linkage points to electromagnetic waves.
Here is a short clip of Professor Matt Anderson from SDSU incorrectly claiming that no point charges are involved in creating an electromagnetic wave.
Terminology update. I’ve been using the term “counter-rotating” to describe photon dipoles, and I learned that there is a better term.
In the point charge universe, it appears that photons are implemented as contra-rotating coaxial point charge rotors.
Coaxial rotors are a pair of rotors mounted in a parallel and offset plane from each other with the same axis of rotation, but turning in opposite directions (contra-rotating).Wikipedia
Photons aren’t just one coaxial rotor, but three, and they are nested at higher energies and smaller radii.
We aren’t finished with the photon geometry. It’s straightforward to add polarization and Malus Law.
I’ve also been contemplating the idea that nearly all observational data is from sensors receiving photons. That raises interesting questions, such as whether the dynamical geometry of photons may have become intertwined with the object being observed.
Aside : In another “Eureka! Doh!?” moment it has occurred to me that a counter-rotating dipole structure will polarize local spacetime aether. For that matter any spinning point charge structure is casting some field pattern aura around it’s local neighborhood. I conjecture that aura qualifies as a pilot wave.
Another major idea in particle physics is the spinor with it’s fascinating behaviour that requires two full rotations to return to it’s original state. It appears the spinor corresponds to the strong force. I surmise that the spinor is attempting to describe the behaviour of a tri-dipole Noether core. That said, nearly all observations in the field of particle physics are made with photons, which are our witness to reaction events. We can not rule out the possibility that the geometry of photons affects our perceptions given their role.
There are many good outreach videos on quantum spin and spinors. Here are a few.
How can we map between tri-dipole structures and spinors?
First consider the electrino : positrino dipole, which is most basic structure in the universe. Essentially, it is a master trader and accountant of h-bar angular momentum. I bet the point charge diupole can also transact trades of continuous energy via phase shift.
Second, in a huge intuitive leap and another “Eureka/doh” moment, it follows that the tri-dipole Noether core may be a beehive of energy trading amoung the three dipoles. Now, what might nature select for in this self-tuning? I presume some kind of harmonic relationship may form. For example, the three dipoles in the Noether core may select for a relationship of dipole frequency progression of f, 2f, 4f, or perhaps f, sqrt(2)f, 2f. Why might such a relationship form and be selected? Is it maintained when work accelerates a particle and the angular momentum vectors rotate?
How might we imagine a pair of spinning dipoles with a 2x frequency difference? Can railway timetables help us visualize the scenario?
The following timetable attempts to show why it takes two cycles of the high energy dipole for the particle to return to its original state if we relate to a slower dipole at half the frequency. Note, point charges leave the station every tick for the higher frequency dipole (solid lines), while it is every other tick for the lower frequency dipole (dashed lines).
There is more thought required to establish and articulate a precise mapping of tri-dipoles to spinors. Hopefully a truly parsimonious mapping will emerge in thoughts like it emerges in nature.
It also occures to me it might make sense to explore the potential frequency patterns of a tri-dipole structure.
- All three dipoles v > @
- All three dipoles v < @
- The dipole velocities somehow straddle @.
- Might the middle dipole lock onto v = @?
- What is the relationship of the radii?
- Are high and low energy radii switched on either side of Wien’s peak?
- What is the selection criteria for the harmonic solutions?
I asked this question in a math forum on reddit.
Is there a subfield of geometry that covers moving point charges modeled as an eight vector (charge, time, x, y, z, dx/dt, dy/dt, dz/dt) under the influence of a superposition of incoming fields from all point charges?
A helpful redditor said “That sounds a lot like symplectic geometry.“
What is symplectic geometry and can it be reformulated for NPQG?
The field of symplectic geometry begins with the movement of particles in space. In flat, Euclidean space, that motion can be described in a straightforward way by Newton’s equations of motion. No further wrangling is required. In curved space like a sphere, a torus or the space-time we actually inhabit, the situation is more mathematically complicated.https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-fight-to-fix-symplectic-geometry-20170209/
This is not a good sign for symplectic geometry I. First, the definition of particle is apparently Newtonian, not a point charge. Second, it capitulates to curved spacetime from the beginning. Let’s continue and see if we can salvage and recast.
On of the issues here is the concept of a manifold which is baked into symplectic geometry and so much of the mathematics of physics.
In mathematics, a manifold is a topological space that locally resembles Euclidean space near each point.Wikipedia
Alas, there is a distorting adaptation in step one of the mathematics. In NPQG point charge theory we have no need to adapt to curved spacetime. Instead, point charges move around in Euclidean space and time under the influence of the electric field objects that emanate from the path history of all point charges. Curvy spacetime is an emergent behaviour of the point charge structures that form. We don’t require a manifold to achieve local Euclidean space and time because the background of the universe IS Euclidean space and time. The question then becomes how much useful mathematics we can extract and reformulate.
Spacetime tells matter how to move; matter tells spacetime how to curve.John Archibald Wheeler
Not even wrong.
Point charges emit electric fields continuously. Electric fields tell point charges how to move.J Mark Morris
A major issue here is the level of abstraction from nature. Science is stymied and in crisis because the major theories are stuck at levels of abstraction that are several emergent assembly steps removed from an incredibly parsimonious formulation of nature : energetic point charges in Euclidean space and time.
My conclusion is that it would be a rabbit hole for me to dive into symplectic geometry. There are several serious level of abstraction issues and it also looks fairly complicated. I will leave it for some future thinker to extract the applicable essence for the point charge universe.
J Mark Morris : Boston : Massachusetts