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by quarkcosh1
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

quarkcosh, you know the bible is strongly believed to be encoded within the digits of pi? And all of shakespeares works? And actually this comment I am typing right now? It can be proven to have an exceptionally high probability. But guess what? It means precisely nothing, like the vast [VAST] majo...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

On 21/Nov/2018 the UK National Lottery draw produced the numbers 24, 35, 46 and 31, 42, 53. Which obviously shows an underlying order to the drawn numbers. Or is it possible, instead, that I just ran all the results (a nice round 2400 of them, to date) through a rough check for things I thought mig...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

Ok in an attempt to make this more physically meaningful I think I will try to connect the j invariant to the feynman path integral but I can't find a way to do it without making the numbers too large. Anyone have any ideas?
by quarkcosh1
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

Ok let me try something here. Instead of starting from physics we will start from dynamical systems which are a generalization of physics. This leads to this https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feigenbaum_constants and then since it is approximately equal to pi + tan^-1(e^pi) you could say dynamical sys...
by quarkcosh1
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

What are the morphisms in this 2-category? I don't get it at all. There is some actual physical reason the dimensionless constants have the values they do (though there might not be a good reason), but we can't figure that reason out just by looking at random lists of mathematical expressions until...
by quarkcosh1
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

Also I want to explain what makes this a theory. Since theories are just 2-categories (category theory) all I have to do is show it has the structure of a 2-category. Coincidences and correlations can also be described by mappings so you have: Physical theory t -> measurement a, Physical theory t ->...
by quarkcosh1
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

You could call them coincidences but thats just another name for correlations.. Oh me yarm NO! That is precisely , not science. (ok why is "oh em gee", literally the 3-letter acronym, censored with "oh me yarm" which sounds like gibberish? I find my words being replaced with gib...
by quarkcosh1
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

One of the unsolved problems in physics is to explain where the values of physical constants comes from so by relating them to important math constants/structures and using as few as possible you can get some insight into them. You could call them coincidences but thats just another name for correla...
by quarkcosh1
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

The fine structure constant and the quark mass ratios derived from the j invariant

First we will slightly modify the j invariant to create this https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1%2F137.035999+%2B+744%2F137.035999 . Now this is approximately equal to 2e as shown here https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=2e . Next we will use a more accurate version of the j invariant to do th...
by quarkcosh1
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Should we consider string theory to be science? (Philosophy)
Replies: 32
Views: 6065

Re: Should we consider string theory to be science? (Philoso

One thing I never see mentioned in these debates is engineering (string theory). One of the motivations for doing science is to eventually find an engineering application for it but how would you do this is you can't prove the theory correct. If any engineering application were found it should also ...
by quarkcosh1
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: If spin really did represent particles actual spin...
Replies: 18
Views: 4453

If spin really did represent particles actual spin...

...how fast would they be spinning relative to the speed of light. All the links I could find on this say it would be faster than the speed of light but they don't say how much faster. They just seem to assume this number shouldn't be important since nothing can travel faster than the speed of light...
by quarkcosh1
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do only some fields generate particles?
Replies: 19
Views: 3879

Re: Why do only some fields generate particles?

In the case of two fans: All particles are self interactions, but not all self interactions are particles. I think there's basically always a particle solution to all self-interacting fields, but I don't have the math to show that. Also the particle's occurrence need not be common (as in the ring v...
by quarkcosh1
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do only some fields generate particles?
Replies: 19
Views: 3879

Why do only some fields generate particles?

I have heard a particle is supposed to be a self interaction of a field so why do only some fields self interact? There are also some fields that seem to self interact but don't produce particles. For example I have heard the wind could be described as a vector field but if you place 2 fans facing e...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

You know that when physicists make approximations, they don't just use incorrect values which are the same to 2 significant figures (which is really an awful degree of accuracy), they use various numerical techniques like series solutions and then only making approximations which are genuinely exac...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

It depends on the source. If photons are coming out of a blackbody, for example, you use Planck's law for the spectrum of the radiation, to get the probability of each different frequency occuring. If the photons are coming out of some jiggled atom, then instead of a distribution, you just get the ...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are physics in the particles, or reality itself?
Replies: 60
Views: 12353

Re: Are physics in the particles, or reality itself?

You claim to have read something about them, and then you ask another question that suggests you don't know about Google yet. Except you are assuming google can actually answer this question well. I have used google in the past to try to find information about virtual particles and while it does pr...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: Given a photon what is the probability it has x frequenc

It depends on the source. If photons are coming out of a blackbody, for example, you use Planck's law for the spectrum of the radiation, to get the probability of each different frequency occuring. If the photons are coming out of some jiggled atom, then instead of a distribution, you just get the ...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: Are there any theories of gravity based on factorials?

This really looks like another coincidences topic, but if you insist I'll merge your science threads together as well instead of just putting them in the math one. And you have been told on multiple previous occasions that the constants you're usually talking about have dimensions, and so can liter...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Do all functions change the size or order of something?
Replies: 22
Views: 8825

Re: Do all functions change the size or order of something?

I guess functions that create a map between 2 incompatible data types provide a good counter example. Still all data types are compatible in a certain sense that they are all mapped to a binary number which has a size and an order in which the 0's and 1's appear in. I have read about functions simil...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are physics in the particles, or reality itself?
Replies: 60
Views: 12353

Re: Are physics in the particles, or reality itself?

Between one and infinity, at decreasing probability as you go up, iirc. You should maybe find out what virtual particles are before demanding answers that don't exist. I think physicists are the ones who don't understand them since everything I have read about them is so vague. So under what condit...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Given a photon what is the probability it has x frequency?

I know photons come in all different frequencies but I don't know what the distribution of these frequencies is. I have heard that frequencies that are higher than that which can be produced in particle accelerators do happen but they are rare. What is the probability of finding them? I would think ...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are physics in the particles, or reality itself?
Replies: 60
Views: 12353

Re: Are physics in the particles, or reality itself?

Is it too hard for experimenters to count virtual particles or something? Yes, by definition. Virtual particles are those that live inside interactions and cannot be directly detected. We infer their existence from their impact on those interactions. So why can't you infer the number of them as wel...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

Re: Are there any theories of gravity based on factorials?

Everyone knows that G = 1 . Your "approximation" is terrible. (And off to the coincidences thread we go!) Except this isn't a coincidences topic. I am specifically asking if gravity has anything to do with factorials. This has nothing to do with approximations. If I didn't include that ca...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread
Replies: 32
Views: 9315

Re: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread

I put this in your math coincidences thread, because that seems to underlie whatever you're trying to do here. Here is some description of how photons interact, but I can't imagine how you're going to get anything special from the random ratios you've picked here. No it doesn't. I am trying to do a...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts
Replies: 73
Views: 16235

quarkcosh1's miscellaneous science posts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_coupling_constant http://m.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1%2F%283%28e^pi%29%21%28pi^e%29%21%29&x=0&y=0&js=off I found this a while ago and it is a surprisingly accurate approximation given how simple the formula is. This led me to believe that maybe...
by quarkcosh1
Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are physics in the particles, or reality itself?
Replies: 60
Views: 12353

Re: Are physics in the particles, or reality itself?

Why is it that whenever anyone talks about virtual particles they never give any actual numbers or even a range between 2 numbers? I still want to know how many virtual particles are experimentally produced at various energies. Is it too hard for experimenters to count virtual particles or something?
by quarkcosh1
Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "I don't think" at the end of sentences
Replies: 37
Views: 10426

Re: "I don't think" at the end of sentences

What about people who put "I don't know" at the end of their sentences. How literally should you interpret this? I used to have a teacher who would interpret this so literally he would ignore what you said before this even if it was correct.
by quarkcosh1
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Jokes involving words with multiple meanings
Replies: 6
Views: 4734

Jokes involving words with multiple meanings

I have been looking into words with multiple meanings lately since its a nice alternative to math and science where everything tries to have one meaning. There is even a type of logic called intensional logic that deals with things with multiple meanings. The best application involving these words I...
by quarkcosh1
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Do all functions change the size or order of something?
Replies: 22
Views: 8825

Do all functions change the size or order of something?

Assuming this is true how would you prove it?
by quarkcosh1
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are physics in the particles, or reality itself?
Replies: 60
Views: 12353

Re: Are physics in the particles, or reality itself?

How many dimensions does our universe possess? Do you necessarily arrive at 3 spatial, 1 time and x rolled up dimensions? Quantum Field Theory has no constraints on the dimensionality of spacetime, which makes sense since it doesn't deal with gravity, so spacetime is just a background for it. I bel...
by quarkcosh1
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Are physics in the particles, or reality itself?
Replies: 60
Views: 12353

Re: Are physics in the particles, or reality itself?

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_time_dimensions it seems like such possibilities have been researched and the formulas check out. The see-all on that page links to another article called " privileged character of 3+1 spacetime " which ought to tell you that there are is...
by quarkcosh1
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread
Replies: 32
Views: 9315

Re: I am looking for a certain type of 2 LED's

Is there any particular reasoning on which of the two in the ratio is on the top or the bottom? One of your ratios is less than 1, so it's not a matter of just consistently putting the higher frequency one in the numerator. I considered writing out the inverse of log10(2) but decided against it bec...
by quarkcosh1
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread
Replies: 32
Views: 9315

Re: I am looking for a certain type of 2 LED's

What exactly do you expect to happen and how exactly do you plan to make them "interact"? Also, LED spectral lines are not extremely narrow. So if I touch the 2 leds together none of the photons will interact? I know photons don't usually interact but I remember reading that photons at hi...
by quarkcosh1
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread
Replies: 32
Views: 9315

I am looking for a certain type of 2 LED's

I am doing a little experiment and I am looking for 2 LED's that emit a certain frequency of light (a different frequency for each LED). The exact frequency in hz or nm doesn't matter much (I would prefer to use visible light or IR though) but the ratio between these 2 frequencies has to equal one o...
by quarkcosh1
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Strange constant. Apparently useless.
Replies: 33
Views: 9316

Re: Strange constant. Apparently useless.

You mean, in a geometric context where the sides of the triangle are known. Which is to say, where someone has already done the trigonometry for you, and now you are just giving a name to the ratio. You aren't actually calling the function in a meaningful sense there. All you have to do is draw a t...
by quarkcosh1
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Surprisingly the word rigor has not been rigorously defined
Replies: 18
Views: 7098

Re: Surprisingly the word rigor has not been rigorously defi

First of all there is this non rigorous idea of inference rules. The problem with them is they lead to a philosophical problem known as the problem of induction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_of_induction. The problem of induction is irrelevant to mathematically rigorous arguments, since mat...
by quarkcosh1
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread
Replies: 32
Views: 9315

Re: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread

But you *can't* get pi or e by only applying a few simple functions. You *do* need a lot of computational power to get those numbers, so why is it suddenly important to keep things simple when you get to the exponents? pi and e can be generated simply in a geometric context. Also pi and e have so m...
by quarkcosh1
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread
Replies: 32
Views: 9315

Re: pi^3 - e^3 = 11 and the monster group subgroup structure

But don't forget firesoul31's point (2): pi 3 - e 3 = 10.9207... by my calculator. Definitely not exact, and really not even close enough to suggest anything more than a "huh" response. You get nearly the same level of accuracy from the assertion that pi 2 = 10, but that's also not very i...
by quarkcosh1
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: quarkcosh1's math coincidences thread
Replies: 32
Views: 9315

Re: pi^3 - e^3 = 11 and the monster group subgroup structure

But don't forget firesoul31's point (2): pi 3 - e 3 = 10.9207... by my calculator. Definitely not exact, and really not even close enough to suggest anything more than a "huh" response. You get nearly the same level of accuracy from the assertion that pi 2 = 10, but that's also not very i...
by quarkcosh1
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Surprisingly the word rigor has not been rigorously defined
Replies: 18
Views: 7098

Re: Surprisingly the word rigor has not been rigorously defi

This means that you can't say to someone or imply to someone that they are not being rigorous without being non rigorous yourself. Remember implications are allowed because things have to be true under every interpretation. So? Also, this seems relevant. It matters because mods on this forum lock t...

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