Welcome to Boblock's (E.R. Le Clear) simple unified field theory. I exchanged several
emails with Boblock back in 1998. He was suffering from lung cancer at that time. Since his web account
was cancelled, and I haven't heard from him since, I have to assume the worst.
Although I don't really agree with his ideas presented here, I find many of them interesting, and I think it would be a pitty if they were forgotten. Fortunately I saved his site on my HD so here it is, with a few minor design improvements made by me.
If you have any questions about this theory, I'm sorry, but I won't be able to answer them. Feel free to mail questions and comments of any other kind.
SIMPLE UNIFIED FIELD THEORY
Welcome to my Web Page. It is dedicated to expressing a concept which I believe will go a long way to providing a simpler understanding of nature than the current somewhat unconnected theories. The following summary discusses the concept in general. It is referred to as a concept rather than a theory since it is a collection of thoughts on the subject as opposed to a complete dissertation. Click on any link to reveal further discussions.
Around the turn of the century, it was felt that a unified field theory was just around the corner. However, this never materialized. Instead, many special theories were developed, each relating to a relatively narrow field of scientific research. These theories became progressively more complicated and mathematical with no real connection between Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Nuclear Physics, Cosmology etc. The development of Quantum Mechanics, Superstring theory and several other later theories haveconcentrated in trying to explain atomic structures in terms of smaller and smaller particles with no good explanation as to why these particles should exist (other than momentary fragments of high energy collisions). The life span of these particles is in the order of 10 nanoseconds (0.00000001 sec). It is hard to understand how such unstable particles can be the foundation of the very stable electrons and protons. Many of these particles posess combinations of characteristics that appear to be unrealistic such as charge without mass etc. This without really understanding what the mechanism of mass and charge really is. The properties of mass and charge have been accepted as fundemental for centuries without ever trying to determine why they should really exist.
The concept presented here attempts to bridge these various disciplines in a relatively simple and straightforward manner. Mathematics is kept to basically an algebra level with the approach being directed more towards a physical model rather than a mathematical model. The concept is predicated upon the following assumptions:
Mass is basically an electromagnetic effect with the dimensions of mass being L^3 (Length cubed). Being electromagnetic in character, mass cannot exist without charge.
Charges are either sources of space or sinks of space with the dimension of L^3/T (Length cubed divided by time). i.e. a source and sink represents a flow of a volume of space per unit time. There are only two types of stable charged particles, the proton (sink) and the electron (source). All other stable matter is composed of protons and electrons including the neutron.
Since charges will be considered to be sources and sinks of space, the space immediately surrounding charged particles is tightly bound to that particle and moves with the particle. Each electron and proton or any aggregate carries the space around the particle, or aggregate, along with it and is considered as an observer with the speed of light constant with respect to it (Special Relativity).
Gross matter is generally neutrally charged and contains approximately equal numbers of electrons and protons. Sinks posess a slightly greater sink rate than the source rate of electrons. The overall effect is that aggregates of matter posess an overall small sink characteristic and neutrally charged objects tend to be attracted to each other due to both objects trying to sink the same space. This effect accounts for gravitational attraction.
At close ranges, protons cling together due to simultaneously trying to sink the same space. At greater ranges, the flow of space between protons prevent this common sinking action and results in the protons repelling each other in an attempt to find the most economical route to free space. (Path of least resistance). This action at close range accounts for the formation of atomic nuclii.
Electrons do not have this common sinking action and repel each other at all ranges.
Electrons and protons form complex relationships with each other depending upon the distance between them. The force between charged particles is not actually between the particles directly, rather between each particle and the field of the other particle. Because of the time delay between the motion of a particle and the change in field at the second particle, resonant conditions exist between the particles at different separations. The overall effect of these resonant conditions is to produce an alternating force between particles as distance is varied. This alternating pattern goes through several zones of zero force with every other zone being stable and every other zone being unstable. The stable zones represent the stationary state conditions predicted by Quantum Mechanics. The closest stable separation between an electron and proton represents the normal state of the neutron. These zero force states allow the electrons to exist in stable positions with respect to the atomic nucleus as well as with respect to each other since, when the electron is at a zero force position with respect to a nuclear proton, no field can exist between it and other electrons.
The Stellar Red Shift is not due to Doppler shift. Since gravitational effects are due to a small difference in the total sourcing and sinking of matter, the physical sizes of the electron and proton should be changing slowly with respect to each other and the natural frequency of radiation should shift over time. The frequency of light intercepted from far away objects is actually the frequency that was emitted at the time of radiation. The further away the object, the longer ago the light was emitted and the greater the change in frequency with respect to light that is currently being emitted.
Anyone wanting to correspond with the author on this concept should do so by E-MAIL at email@example.com. Only serious interest will be responded to. If you want to nit-pick to show how smart you are, forget it. I will concede that you are smarter than I am right up front.