The book presents a novel view on physical reality, which focuses on the fabric of space as the source of that reality. It encapsulates all major theories in physics in a single framework of logic. Those theories include general relativity, quantum theory, string theory and loop quantum gravity. It does so by introducing a hypothesis, which quantises the fabric of space and defines its quanta as massless elementary particles that give rise to matter, energy and time. The pinnacle of success of the hypothesis is its logical explanation of the structure and workings of the atom and the arrangement of subatomic particles in atoms of different chemical elements.
The book reflects the author’s perspective on physical reality as a structural design engineer, who has the task of designing a universe that produces the phenomena observed in our expanding universe. This is reflected in his approach in presenting his solutions to unanswered questions in physics by graphical illustrations, before relating them to existing theories in mathematics. This approach differs from that of theoretical physicists, who would normally further their theories and arguments through mathematical formalism.
The immediate implication of the hypothesis is that matter, energy and time emerge as properties of space. Following a brief introduction to the book in the first chapter, the author goes on to discuss the concept of physical space in chapter 2. Then in chapter 3, he introduces the concept of quantised space-time as a formal hypothesis.
The most likely structure is identified and defined as 6D manifolds, which can possess mass and electric charge in 4D space-time. In a series of subsections in chapter 3, the author then defines the mechanisms of pair production, the electric charge, magnetic fields, electron and neutrino production, antimatter and the different types of mass that can exist in the space-time. From the proposed structure and mechanics of subatomic particles, he deduces the workings of the hydrogen atom and subsequently the configuration and workings of multinucleon atoms in chapter 4.0. By so doing, he reveals the physical significance of Pauli’s exclusion principle.
Having defined the nature of mass, he then goes on to interpret E=mc² in light of the hypothesis in chapter 5.0. The mechanics of matter particles is such that their interaction with the fabric of space dictates that they induce gravity in the surroundings and emit electromagnetic waves. These two phenomena he explains in some detail in chapters 6.0 and 7.0 respectively. In chapter 8.0, the author explains the M-theory in the context of the proposed hypothesis. In chapter 9.0— the final chapter, he discusses the implication of the hypothesis on understanding space-time and the phenomena of black holes and worm holes. He then concludes that chapter by considering some quantum mechanical concepts. He explains the nature of the wave-function and the extent of the entanglement of quantum systems, before revealing the reason behind Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle.
The book contains many sketches that illustrate the concepts presented. However, the mathematical content is minimal.
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