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Author Pitkänen, Matti
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Mathematical Aspect Consciousness Theory ♦ Unified Theory ♦ Recent State Topological Geometrodynamics ♦ Group Theory ♦ Graduate Student ♦ Small Compact Internal Space ♦ Desired Format ♦ General Relativity ♦ 4-dimensional Surface ♦ Minkowski Space ♦ Fundamental Interaction ♦ Detailed Recipe ♦ Physical Space-time ♦ Basic Idea ♦ Conceptual Difficulty ♦ Topological Geometrodynamics ♦ Poincare Invariance ♦ Online Book
Abstract This book belongs to a series of online books summarizing the recent state Topological Geometrodynamics (TGD) and its applications. TGD can be regarded as a unified theory of fundamental interactions but is not the kind of unified theory as so called GUTs constructed by graduate students at seventies and eighties using detailed recipes for how to reduce everything to group theory. Nowadays this activity has been completely computerized and it probably takes only a few hours to print out the predictions of this kind of unified theory as an article in the desired format. TGD is something different and I am not ashamed to confess that I have devoted the last 32 years of my life to this enterprise and am still unable to write The Rules. I got the basic idea of Topological Geometrodynamics (TGD) during autumn 1978, perhaps it was October. What I realized was that the representability of physical space-times as 4-dimensional surfaces of some higher-dimensional space-time obtained by replacing the points of Minkowski space with some very small compact internal space could resolve the conceptual difficulties of general relativity related to the definition of the notion of energy. This belief was too optimistic and only with the advent of what I call zero energy ontology the understanding of the notion of Poincare invariance has become satisfactory.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article