Accession Number : AD0637560

Title :   A CALCULUS FOR A BOOTSTRAP DYNAMICS.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.

Corporate Author : CAMBRIDGE LANGUAGE RESEARCH UNIT (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Bastin,Edward W.

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : An outline and conceptual basis are presented for a calculus in which the elements are a finite set of similar entities capable of undergoing interactions, and the process of bringing two elements into consideration together constitutes a new element that is of the same kind as the original ones and is capable itself of being brought into consideration with the members of the first set. The elements form a hierarchy and under certain conditions can be simply ordered so that the sets are finite and their order calculable. The simple ordering is used to describe a bootstrap system for interactions between particles and to define the physical quantity of time. A relationship between levels in the hierarchy expresses the recursive nature of each decision by using the total possible number of decisions at each level as the algebraic basis for the set at the next more complex level. The system accounts for dynamic processes in terms of discrete interactions. Its non-formal expression is related to concepts of information transfer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIELD THEORY, NUCLEAR PARTICLES), (*QUANTUM THEORY, NUCLEAR PHYSICS), (*NUCLEAR ENERGY LEVELS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), NUCLEAR PROPERTIES, NUCLEAR MODELS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE