Among the sea of shows and books popularizing physics, an engineer recommends some good sources of enlightenment
In the light of the recent Engineer's Bookshelf
Hole War" and recent TV programs such as Science Channel's
"Through the Wormhole" with Morgan Freeman presenter, BBC's
info-lite fluff piece "Is Everything We Know About The Universe
Wrong?", Discovery Channel's "Into the Universe with Steven
Hawking" and numerous programs with
theoretical physicist and science popularizer Michio Kaku as
it's clear that the general population is getting exposure to
current astronomical and theoretical physics theories.
To quote Morgan Freeman, presenter of "Through the Wormhole,"
......"All theories around the creation of the universe are
entertained. Mostly what the series does is ask the questions. I
think it produces any answers."
Much of the material on these programs is presented in a matter-of-fact
manner, even though sometimes a particular item is referred to as a
no proof currently. It is kind of like "Look at the
but don't read the disclaimer at the bottom" programming. While
entertaining, it often leaves one confused about the REAL current state
physics--the so-called Standard Model, which is a Quantum Field Theory
and Quantum Chromodynamics or Quantum Color Dynamics (QCD). As one
"The Black Hole War" stated, "I
normally very dubious about popularizations. They proceed by raking up
which never quite fit together, so that by the end of the book, your
like that jig-saw puzzle you bought and could never fit together."
This is not to say all physicists believe what is currently
fashionable in physics, but they are in the minority; Beware of
comes to science and scientific theories, since at one time the Earth
considered flat, and the universe once revolved around the Earth
"The GeneMan Theory
," by Edwin Eugene Klingman, tackles known problems
with the Standard Model of Physics and QCD, as well as current
theories and shows how The GeneMan Theory resolves most of the
And it does so in a very straightforward and logical manner.
I think the book is very relevant considering that the Large Hadron
(LHC) is now up and running.With a budget of $9 billion, the LHC is one
scientific instruments ever built.
A MAJOR stated objective of the LHC is to find the so-called Higgs Boson (the
"God Particle"), which in the Standard Model is theorized to have
imparted Mass to all particles shortly after the Big Bang by
an attendant, pervasive throughout the Universe, Higgs Field.
From the LHC website:
What is the origin of mass? Why do tiny particles weigh the amount
do some particles have no mass at all? At present, there are no
answers to these questions. The most likely explanation may be found in
Higgs Bosun,a key undiscovered particle that is essential for the
to work. First hypothesized in 1964, it has yet to be
physicists claim that if it is not found, then the Standard Model of
falls apart. They also claim that if the LHC does not find the
Particle, they will have to build a bigger accelerator to try again--
knows what cost? Some refer to the LHC as the project "where
scientists took the taxpayers to the cleaners." And they are
and willing to do it again in a few years.
"The GeneMan Theory" introduces one new field – “C-field” – capable
of replacing some or all of the many special purpose fields in physics
Yukawa’s strong field, Higgs Field, color field, Inflation field, and
particle fields. Chapter 2 specifically predicts and
the Higgs Bosun will NOT be found by the LHC (pages 24, 25). In
to resolving many more issues, "The GeneMan Theory" reduces
the current number of fields from "unknown" to 4 and reduces the
number of particles from 24 to 4 truly fundamental particles.
Chapters 3 through 6 deal with The GeneMan Theory applied to cosmology
such as the Cosmological Constant, Theory of Inflation, flat rotation
and Dark Matter.The rest of the book deals with the application
Geneman Theory to particle physics and QCD, answering numerous QCD
along the way.
prepared to wade through many formulas and diagrams essential to The
those of you who might enjoy a somewhat lighter reading by the same
author, I can suggest “The Chromodynamics War." The
explanations and diagrams are much improved over "The GeneMan Theory."
difference is that" The GeneMan Theory" does handle cosmological issues,
"The Chromodynamics War" does not. Cosmological issues are intended to be
with in via an upcoming book, "The Cosmology War. The
Chromodynamics War" is closer in style to Susskind's "Black Hole
War" and might be preferred by some EE Times readers.Whichever
path you choose, you will find it enlightening.
KD Boyce has nearly 40 years experience in electronic systems design and semiconductor technical marketing. Further info may be found at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kenneth-boyce/b/85/730.