December 31, 2005
By Edward F. Collins
I am a little worried. You see, I understand why the sky is blue and why it is that the stars shine. I know about the crimson glow of cosmic clouds bathed in artificial light; the crystallized comets, how angry meteors become meteorites and of course I know the asteroids. I know a comfortable something about the universe from its beginning to its end – at least as much as the next man knows. I am always surprised about the size of things like galaxies and I am amazed at which ways they appear to go.
The spin-quick quasars are fabulous and big black holes are everywhere.
But what…what, I ask… is the great big black thing
that dominates the night by holding up the sky?
— Don Collins
This paper intends to merge the concepts of quantum electrodynamics (QED) with the concepts of classical physics. There is a standing assumption, then, that the reader is familiar with QED and has recently reviewed current classical physical theory regarding both subjects.
This paper explores the reason for the practical existence of QED. I offer some simple mathematical formulas as proofs and I have selected many well known physical experiments used throughout the classical literature to make the key points of this paper’s assumptions ring true through what I believe to be an obvious set of conclusions.
The process of articulation is the lynch pin between QED and classical physics. QED processes do not adhere to the laws concerning classical time, motion, or acceleration and distance. Neither do the first, fundamental laws of classical physics. The process of articulation is discussed more fully here (PDF* document; 36 pages, 517 kb).
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