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Monday, September 07, 2009

viXra Reading

Some interesting recent papers from the viXra preprint archive:
On Information Geometry, by Chris Goddard
Solar System Dynamics, by A. L. Kholodenko
Study of Supernovae Dimming, by T. B. Andrews
Keplerian Polyhedral Models, by Tony Smith


Blogger Daniel de França MTd2 said...

That paper, from Chris Goddard, is particular interesting and overlaps with my interestests. But it seems a very standard paper, even in termos of format, like most of from Carlos Catro, except that this guy was never troubled by moderators. I really wonder what led him to post on vixra. That makes me happy because people are starting to take vixra very seriously.

But something made me really unconfortable in that paper, which is that his work has a great relation with Asselmeyer-Maluga, Brans, Krol and others, but he doesn't cite them at all! What the hell???

September 09, 2009 3:52 AM  
Anonymous Chris Goddard said...

hi Daniel,

Thanks for your kind comments with respect to my paper. If I may respond to your immediate queries:

(i) I posted to vixra due to the extremely speculative nature of some of the work, which I viewed meant that it was not ready to post on an established preprint server such as the arxiv; and

(ii) The list of citations is certainly by no means complete. My style in listing citations is to mention the ones that I used directly in my research. I am actually completely unaware of the work of the people you mention, even though their work is doubtless relevant, in addition to many others.

(iii) In particular I mention Banks and Zaks as the originators of the idea of a scale-free physics back in the early 80s. It was actually recently brought to my attention that this is perhaps not entirely true. I think there may have been earlier work around the middle of last century on the matter.

September 09, 2009 12:26 PM  
Blogger Daniel de França MTd2 said...

Hi Chris!

I did not expect you to answer here! I kept checking an answer to the email, but I did not find anything. So, since I was a little child, I always loved fractals, because they are beautiful, but later, being and adult, I felt a huge let down for the lack of its use in fundamental physics. So, last year I found the papers and the books I sent you. And then, after I read a bit about it in the standard books modern about exotic smoothness, "4-manifolds & kirby calculus", as well as "Wild World of 4 manifolds", I found that fractals (exotic smoothness) might be, who knows necessary ingredient to understand our universe, because they are the infinetely the more the most numerous and dense set among all possible 4-manifolds.

You discuss with lenght the subject of statitics, but since quantum mechanics is a statitical theory, the eigenlevels associated with the different exotic structures found in

may be useful for you.

Unfortunantely, I cannot follow the citations you say because even with (stolen) university proxies or magazines passwords, there are rarely online subscriptions that provide access prior to the 90's. So, I cannot get old articles before the 80's, and my expenses are too high for me to have the luxury of buy them.

September 10, 2009 1:00 AM  
Blogger Daniel de França MTd2 said...

Hi chriss,

Isidro is trying to fit QM (Schrodinger equation) with GR using Ricci flow, I think you must see my posts here, and the blog host too:

September 10, 2009 4:16 AM  
Anonymous Chris Goddard said...

hi Daniel,

The papers that you link to are indeed most interesting. In particular, as you say, there seem to be some fairly deep observations in, though I have not yet given it a detailed examination. Intriguing that it is also related to some work due to Nigel Hitchin.

Best wishes,

September 10, 2009 1:43 PM  

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