
Accession Number : AD0644486
Title : ON THE ORIGIN OF THE SCALECONSTANTS OF PHYSICS.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : CAMBRIDGE LANGUAGE RESEARCH UNIT (ENGLAND)
Personal Author(s) : Bastin,Edward W.
Report Date : MAY 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 38
Abstract : An approach is presented to the problem of describing a particle in a field without assuming a spacetime continuum that is deduced primarily from simple assumptions concerning interactions between the elements of a 'bootstrap'type assemblage in which each particle in the assemblage is built from the interactions of all of the others. No dynamic properties are assumed for the particles beyond the discrete allornone interactions. Dynamics, including the momentum concept, are formulated subsequently. Numerical values are found that are identified as measures of the strengths of the main fields of physics that interact with particles. These are assumed to specify dimensionless ratios of the natural units, or fundamental constants, that are ultimately required to specify every measurement, and therefore, every particular value of each continuous dynamic variable, irrespective of how that concept is subsequently defined. The numbers identified with the dimensionless ratios are called scaleconstants. (Author)
Descriptors : (*PHYSICS, THEORY), ELEMENTARY PARTICLES, NUCLEAR REACTIONS, DYNAMICS, INTERACTIONS, MEASUREMENT, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), MOMENTUM, FIELD THEORY
Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE