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  1. The Eternally Radiant Shapelessness

    I am concerned that much of what you have written is not what you actually mean. I suggest you take a deep breath and review your thoughts carefully. Then recast A) self defeating statements such as " a state of constant change", which is insufficiently specified B) self contradictory statements such as "If the radiance could have another shape...." which directly contrdicts "Radiant shapelessness". C) Statements where you have just picked the wrong word or phrase. For example do you mean hypnosis or do you mean something like that which occurs in a snow or fog whiteout? Then what you are trying to say might be more coherent and thereby more easily understood.
  2. Static Orbits in Spacetime:

    The idea sounds like a development of the 'stationary' nature of the contact point of a bicycle wheel with the ground.
  3. For good administrative reasons please put your comments ouside the quote box. Otherwise it makes things very difficult for others. Sure thing we can set it to one side temporarily. Moving on to This is a very bold assertion to drop so casually into the conversation. Please post your detailed explanation and justification for making it. I expect to see substance in your post without having to leave this website to look up references, in accordance with the rules of this forum. Though of course a reference as backup to your own working would be good.
  4. Earth Resistance - Fall of Potential method

    A sketch of the arrangement would be helpful.
  5. Thermodynamics problem

    C & B is an engineering book (Mechanical). Other branches of Engineering have their own. But for Physics I would look at the following list. Basic Termodynamics Gerald Carrington Oxford University Press An excellent thoroughly modern book about Classical Termodynamics including Gibbsean and Caratheodory formulations. He does not, however treat Statistical Mechanics. But all subjects treated take the reader from basics all the way through undergraduate and just into post grad level. Statistical Thermodynamics Andrew Maczek Oxford University Press Supplies the missing SM material Both owe much to this book Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics A H Wilson Cambridge University Press "This account written primarily for theoretical physicists and for experimental physicists wwishing to enter more deeply into the fundamental principles of the subject." Elements of Classical Thermodynamics for advanced students of Physics. A B Pippard Cambridge University Press This small book offers a great deal of insight behinfd the scenes. Finally in some European countries (France in particular) the subject is studied in a different way, as part of a wider 'materials' based subject. The classic text here is by J Lemaitre (University of Paris) and Chaboche (Office National d'Etudes and des REcherches) My English language translation was published by Cambridge University Press as Mechanics of Solid Materials
  6. If these assertions of yours come from your studies, you have been seriously mislead. In particular concerning relativity, you can use anything you like as a reference point. So yes you could use the 'fixed stars'. But the point of relativity is that you will obtain a different answer if you refer to a different reference point. Newton knew this, although the credit for first stating this in a form we can recognise is given to Galileo by modern reference to Galilean relativity. Einstein added something extra with special relativity, giving special status to the speed of light. Actually the history of relativity goes back at least 5000 years to the ancient civilizations of the Nile and the fertile crescent. But it was a very different concept then. Even in Galileo's day there was no modern concept of velocity or even speed. They simply had no means to measure speed in anything other than comparative terms. But comparison is a form of relativity. So they knew that a dog can run faster than a man, but had no means to put numbers to it by measurement. We can discuss the development of relativity from the earliest times if you like.
  7. Salt water reaction

    Hi Oliver, I take it you don't live by the sea? If you did you would be used to the fact that things don't last. Cars, bridge steel, metal lamposts rust more quickly, aluminium corrodes, even stainles steel does not last indefinitely. Non metal materials don't fare any better In the water fibreglass boat hulls are subject to absorbing salt water and swelling, becoming jelly like.
  8. Concentrating HCL

    Chemical Reactions, you are obviously enthusiastic about doing practical chemistry, Well done for that. Keep at it. But please listen to others who have been there before and consequently know a thing or three. +1 to Sensei.
  9. Along with another member, I asked a question about your assertion. Please address it.
  10. Position Grounds

    One of the oldest failings in logic or reasoning is to examine only two alternatives and then draw the conclusion that one must be true. At least one other alternative is that the alleged events you refer to may be false or mistaken. So there should be at least three alternatives examined, one being 'neither of these'. It is maybe also worth pointing out that the New Testament is a collection of works written by many divers souls over a time period of nearly half a millenium, at least a couple of hundred years after the lifetime of Christ.
  11. But everything is at rest, relative to itself. So no substitution has occurred.
  12. Thanks for telling me something I didn't know. +1 Should I repost this in the 'today I learned thread'?
  13. But the self referential frame of a particle is oftern called 'the natural frame.'
  14. Money and conservation laws

    YaDinghus, welcome, I think you will be an asset to the forum. +1
  15. Whose old concept would that be? Please provide a reference.