Hyper-energy Theory

Is Energy Limited To The Matter System?


Section files are now available for the forthcoming paper:

On The Classical Hyper-Dimensional-Energy Field Equations Governing Big Bang Cosmology.
(Styled for Phys. Rev. D15)

Introduction (In progress, last updated August 14, 2004)

In this paper a surprisingly classical and practical solution to the 65 year old quantum gravity problem is methodically derived from a historically overlooked theoretical finding of James Clerk Maxwell. Namely, that:

The space of this universe is characterized by an enormous intrinsic energy density, e/o, that is somehow diminished in the region between two electrically neutral bodies of matter. [1]

Thereby accounting, qualitatively, for the universal 'attraction' of matter in terms of a profound space-energy physics that Maxwell reluctantly left for future theorists to understand and exploit; saying:

"As I am unable to understand in what way a medium can possess such properties, I cannot go any further in this direction in searching for the cause of gravitation". [1]

Surprisingly, in stark contrast to the ineffective 19th century luminiferous ether, it is the shear enormity of e/o that serves to secure its viability: It does this by causing us to see that, in order for the 19th century conservation laws of energy and momentum to be preserved, the generally fluid dynamical coupling of this very substantivespace-energy and its relatively miniscule matter-energy sub states must be Lorentz invariant. And with today's mathematics and hindsight this result is shown to lead to .....

Maxwell was thus the first fundamental theoretical physicist to deduce that the ubiquity of energy exhibited by the matter system, is not limited to the matter system but rather it extends spatially beyond the matter system, actually underlying the matter-energy system; as an even more fundamental and seemingly continuous form of energy referred to herein and elsewhere as space-energy and/or the space-energy continuum. [2]

Given the obvious potential importance of Maxwell's e/o, it is gratifying to know that, with today's theoretical and empirical knowledge, one need only follow the physical implications of e/o to see how e/o virtually preserves itself--as a necessarily Lorentz invariant quantity whose relative momentum density (p) is to mass-energy what the magnetic vector potential (A) is to electric charge; A and p being mathematically similar, intrinsically non-observable, gauge fields that preserve the conservation laws of particle energy and momentum. It is shown that the non-observability of p required to preserve the conservation laws of particle energy and momentum is sufficient to dictate the Lorentz invariance of all particle interaction laws, which now includes the more general particle interactions with both e/o and p.

The longstanding mysteries in fundamental physics concerning how massive and massless particles get from one point in 3-space to another and the related inertia of massive particles, are thus finally resolved as a direct consequence of Maxwell's e/o—with the natural identification of a common, dual-mechanism, for the transport all massive and massless particles. It is frictionless propagation through e/o with light-speed normalized propagation velocity, w, boosted by the convection velocity u of p so that in general v/c = w + u. This general transport law, the gauge character of p, and Maxwell's equations, are employed to prove that time dilation by the factor l = 1/[1 - w2]˝, rather than being elementary, is totally dependent on both w per se and the functionally similar w-deformations of particle mass, energy, and 3-volume.

Hence e/o is unveiled as the root cause of the inertia of a particle's mass-energy, thereby allowing p to be securely visualized as the gauge-field/vector-potential of Maxwellian gravity. This revelation is exemplified by the fact that the temporal and 3-space components of dp/dt are seen to provide an intuitive unified accounting of the two previously disparate forms of gravity; referred to as 'elevator gravity' and matter gravity, that were previously connected only by an empirically based equivalency principle.

[1] James Clerk Maxwell, "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field," Phil. Trans., Vol 155 (1865)459-512, pp. 492-3.
[2] R. E. Var, "On a New Mathematical Framework for Fundamental Theoretical Physics," Foundations of Physics, Vol. (5), No. 3 September 1975.