**INTRODUCTION:** (Last updated

**A crisis in
fundamental science?**

In his 1998 book, *What Remains to be Discovered*, [1]
Sir John Maddox, past editor of Nature for 23 years, calls attention to “the
present crisis in fundamental science" which stems from two major
challenges in fundamental science:

· The 65 year old incompatibility of the general relativistic description of gravity with quantum field theory.

·
The absence of a mathematical physics and theory
for the largely empirical discipline of *big bang cosmology* (BBC), which
is now 40 years old.

According to Maddox, this crisis has been calling, with increasing clarity and anxiety, for “a new physics, regulated by principles not yet imagined”, [1, p. 21] that will introduce itself in one or more of the following three ways: [1, pp. 98-120]

1) By the readily quantizable description of gravity which it provides.

2) By the deeper understanding of space, time, and matter, which it provides in doing so, the need for which is “now self evident.”

3) By its intrinsic suitability for modeling all aspects of big bang cosmology.

But this raises an important practical concern: How can
fundamental theorists expect to discover such a new physics? Speaking on “The
Final Laws of Physics” in his 1986 Dirac Memorial Lecture [2], physics Nobelist
Steven Weinberg, addressed this very concern by stating *the theoretical
quest* that should now challenge fundamental theorists, namely:

4) “To look for a simple set of physical principles, which have about them the greatest sense of inevitability, and from which everything we know about physics can, in principle, be derived.” [2]

In this regard, Weinberg felt that the following prediction of his colleague, John Wheeler, was worth recalling:

5) “When we eventually know the final laws of physics, it will surprise us that they weren't obvious from the beginning.” [2]

**How my candidate for the new
physics addresses this crisis, in principle.**

Items 1-5 are plausible characteristics of a candidate for
the new physics, and the candidate for the new physics described herein
contains all of them; starting with a *simple set of physical principles
which have about them the greatest sense of inevitability*, and which are
subsequently employed to derive the general substance and the general mathematics
of *a new physics* that introduces itself by displaying all of the other
plausible characteristics of *the new physics*, (1-3, 5). This *driving
set of physical principles* consists of two physical assumptions, (i, ii),
and one postulate, (iii), which are described as follows:

i.
**A classical physical reality:** Concordant with
the well known forecasts of Albert Einstein and James Clerk Maxwell, I assume
that physical reality is rooted in *a continuum of some elementary quantity,
X,* the qualitative identification of which is the object of the next
assumption.

ii.
**X = Elementary Substantive Energy (ESE):**
Concordant with Maxwell's qualitative unification of *all energy* as *mechanical
energy* [3], and Einstein's quantitative, E = mc^{2}, unification of
energy and mass [4], *particle energy* of every conceivable type exhibits
the same substantive quality of *mass* that before 1905 had been thought
to describe only the '*matter content*' or *massiveness* of a
particle, as distinct from the various types of energy (kinetic and potential/interaction)
that may be attributed to a particle. This revealed that a particle's *substantive
mass* is, more accurately, a particle's *substantive mass-energy*
(SME). The data of high energy particle physics has then shown that SME is not
only more fundamental than mass, but far more continuous, deformable,
transformable, and transmutable.

I then assume that the conservation law of energy holds and
that X is simply a more elementary form of substantive energy than SME. Hence, concordant
with (i), I assume that physical reality is rooted in a continuum of *Elementary
Substantive Energy* (ESE).

iii.
**The postulate of substantive space-energy (SSE).**

In addition to providing a
system of inherently fluidic, Lorentz invariant, equations unifying classical
electricity, magnetism, and light, James Clerk Maxwell also provided (in the
same paper) a qualitatively consistent *substantive-energy theory* of
gravity and the physical space of the universe, which is referred to herein as
Maxwell's *qualitative space-energy-gravity* (QSEG) theory. Maxwell's QSEG
theory asserts that:

The physical space of this
universe is characterized and delimited by “*an enormous intrinsic energy
density*" (denoted herein by *e _{o}*) which is diminished
in the region between electrically neutral bodies to account naturally for
their perceived 'attraction'. [5]

Referring to the cosmological distribution of *e _{o}* as Maxwell's

The physical space of this
universe is characterized and delimited by a substantive energy, called *space-energy*,
whose 3-volume density, *e _{o}*, compared to an equal 3-volume of
any substantive mass-energy, is relatively

Maxwell left the challenge of explaining the mass-induced distribution
of {*e* < *e _{o}*} to future
fundamental theorists, 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." [5]

It is therefore gratifying to note that, given the empirical
knowledge and the mathematical tools of thought that exist today—140 years
after Maxwell illuminated this challenge—this paper shows that the *e _{o}-continuum*

*The general* physical and
geometric features of the ESE continuum, and *the general* system of
classical equations that, by today's standards and concordant with item (5),
provides a surprisingly powerful and intuitive* nonlinear, classical, hyper-dimensional fluid-dynamic energy-physics*
for describing how the ESE-continuum can, in principle, account for the
explosive creation of the *e _{o}-continuum*, and thence, all

For these reasons I assert that the paper which is available here
definitively explains how *quantum-field theorists*, *general relativists, fluid theorists*, and *pure mathematicians*
can now profitably strive to finalize *the final hyper-fluid-dynamic-energy laws
of physics* concordant with the most far-reaching theoretical aspirations of
James Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein, due in large measure to their
respective, far-reaching, contributions to science.

It needs to be clearly stated, however, that, for the past 100 years the perception of *this classical substantive hyper-dimensional-energyphysics *has been blocked by a popular belief that the special and general relativistic behavior of matter and energy is proof that *the space of this universe has no fundamental physical properties, *i.e., is proof that *e _{o}*

Care is therefore taken in the paper to systematically
evolve the new physics, from *the relative
enormity of e _{o}*,
via three, increasingly comprehensive, classical

- Special relativity theory.
- The gravity of general relativity theory.
- A qualitative mathematical introduction to the hyper-dimensional fluid-energy laws and the properties of the ESE-continuum.
- My 1975 publication “On a New Mathematical Framework for Fundamental Theoretical Physics.” [6]

The key theoretical features of GFT1 and GFT2 will therefore
be summarized next in order to hopefully convince readers of this introduction
that the mathematical details will be worth checking out.

**A coarse
summary of the natural consequences of (i-iii).**

I.
**Some natural Lorentz invariant attributes of
the e_{o}-continuum. **

Given the relative enormity of *e _{o}* we are
justified in assuming that:

iv.
All mass-energy carrying fields and particles represent
miniscule perturbations of the *e _{o}*-continuum.

Compliance with Newton’s laws of motion then justifies the assumption that:

v.
All *mass-energy*
(ME) carrying fields and particles get from one point to another within the *e _{o}*-continuum
via a common mode of transport called

Note 1.
The parameter **w **is naturally
referenced to a laboratory, L^{0}, that is
rotationally and rectilinearly at rest in the *e _{o}*-continuum.
Hence

The following developments will then
explain how this direct consequence of *the
enormity* of *e _{o}* permits Maxwell’s

Since *propagation* of a disturbance *within* *a medium*, and *convective flow* *of the medium, *are complementary
dynamic processes in continuum mechanics, we have good reason to further
assume that:

vi.
Situations exist in which points of the *e _{o}*-continuum,
characterized by a density,

A special example of (vi) occurs at any fixed *matter-free point*, `** r**, within an

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[1] Sir John Maddox, *What Remains to be Discovered*, (The Free Press,
1998), pp. 98-120.

[2] Steven Weinberg, “Towards the final laws of
physics," in *Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics*, The 1986
Dirac Memorial Lectures, (Cambridge University Press, 1987,8,9), pp. 63,4.

[3] James Clerk Maxwell, “A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field," Phil. Trans. 155, 1865, pp. 459-512, p. 487.

[4] A. Einstein, “Does the inertia of a body depend upon its
energy-content?", translation from *Annalen der Physik*, 17, 1905, in
*The Principle of Relativity*, (Dover, NY, 1951, pp. 67-71). [5] James
Clerk Maxwell, op. cit., p. 492-3.

[6] R. E. Var, "On a New Mathematical Framework for
Fundamental Theoretical Physics," Vol. 5, No. 3, Sept. 1975, pp. 407-431.

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[] Cyril Domb, “James Clerk Maxwell---100 years later," Nature, Vol. 282,
November 1979. p. 239

[5] R. E. Var, “On a New Mathematical Framework for Fundamental Theoretical
Physics," Vol. 5, No. 3,
Sept. 1975, pp. 407-431.

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For in revealing that *all*
manifestations of ME share a common, intuitively comprehensible, *propagation mechanism* for their 3-space
transport, it provides a crucial foundation for deriving the following pivotal
result:

In order for the 19^{th}
century conservation laws of energy and momentum to be preserved, the mathematically
described ways that matter particles couple to the *e _{o}*-continuum
and to each other must be Lorentz invariant.

Given this and the now well
known fact that Maxwell’s *electromagnetic
field *(emf) equations are naturally Lorentz
invariant, it follows that:

Maxwell’s emf
equations and the speed c of em radiation predicted by them should surface
naturally in every __L__.

And once this is done, SRT covered, concordant with item 2, we have the deeper…., and, even before we get to the new understanding of inertia/gravity, we have in front of us== in view, a realization that the w of all massive part must create waves that, for const w do not carry away energy but do carry potential information about location and speed of their source, just like boat waves seen from afar…..and thus,,,hopes for a classical understanding of qft.

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