[time 452] Re: [time 451] Some New Mathematics

Stephen P. King (stephenk1@home.com)
Sat, 17 Jul 1999 11:58:28 -0400

Dear Bill,

        This is the link to Ben's paper that discusses division algebras:


        I found these other links that might help give flavor to what division
algebras are talking about:


        Your comment about quantum jumps, I think, is on the mark! I have been
discussing with some local friends the idea that the Universe U is
divided into subsets that are constantly changing and comparing
themselves to each other. When two, or more, subsets match each other
they "collapse" into each other. If we think of each subset of U has an
information content, then these quantum jumps involve the increase of
Shannon information.
        At to the idea that "The Calculus" is the main reason for the failure
of unification, it is admitted my many experts that this is indeed on of
the problems! Another I see is the assumption of absolutes. I don't
think the key notions of relativity have been carried far enough.

Kindest regards,


WDEshleman@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 7/16/99 11:23:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> stephenk1@home.com writes:
> > How your infinite products relate to Ben's division algebras is an open
> > question. I am just wondering. :-)
> Stephen,
> Now you've got me wondering too... where are Ben's papers on division
> algebras located? My own thoughts are that the Lorentz factor is an infinite
> product of factors, whereas The Calculus prefers infinite sums. I have grown
> weary of The Calculus as I feel that it is the main reason why we have failed
> at unifying GR and QM. I also feel that quantum jumps seem to exist only
> because it is the way that the universe deals with missing entropy packets.
> IE, missing entropy seems to us to be an increase of (Shannon) information.
> Bill Eshleman

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