A Short Course in the Unified Field Theory

John A. Gowan 

(Revised June 2014)

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Table of Contents:

 

       Abstract

       Introduction

       The Tetrahedron Model

       The Conservation and Invariance of Charge

       Symmetry-Breaking

       Charge Now – Pay Later

       Causality

       Gravity and Time

       Summary

       Symmetry Debts of the Four forces

       Links

        

 

The conceptual basis of the Unified Field Theory as presented in these pages is summarized below:

Abstract

The Cosmos begins with a (very) high energy form of free electromagnetic energy: light. Light is the purest, simplest, and most symmetric energy form known (massless, timeless, chargeless). But - evidently there is no "sufficient reason" to prevent this - light also exists in the alternative form of symmetric particle-antiparticle pairs, which usually simply annihilate, reverting to light. Sometimes, however, (during the "Big Bang"), instead of annihilating, light's alternative form of symmetric particle-antiparticle pairs is converted (through weak-force symmetry-breaking), into asymmetric single particles of bound electromagnetic energy, eventually producing atomic matter. Our Universe is a grossly asymmetric "matter-only" Universe (lacking its original balancing antimatter complement), for which there are numerous serious physical conservation consequences (including time, mass, gravity, and various charges), all acting to conserve energy/symmetry and return matter to its original symmetric energy state - light.

Atomic matter is an asymmetric, bound, massive, and temporally (historically) conserved form of light (as demonstrated by antimatter annihilation). In matter, light's raw energy is conserved as mass and momentum; light's symmetry is conserved as charge and spin; light's spatial entropy drive (intrinsic motion) is conserved as matter's historic entropy drive (intrinsic motion); light's spatial continuity is conserved as matter's historical causality. Gravity converts light's spatial entropic domain into matter's temporal entropic domain, and vice versa (gravity creates time from space and vice-versa). Energy Conservation, Symmetry Conservation, Entropy, and Causality/Information are the four principle conservation parameters of the "Tetrahedron Model", and constitute the foundations of natural or physical law which underlie and support the Unified Field Theory of the four physical forces. (See: "The 'Tetrahedron Model' of the Unified Field Theory"). Identifying the broken symmetries of light associated with each of the 4 charges and forces of physics is the first step toward a conceptual unification. The requirement of primordial symmetry-breaking (creating matter from light)  followed by the maintenance of charge invariance (producing the phenomena of “local gauge symmetry”), are also key conceptual elements.

In this paper I explore the connections between of the four physical forces, with special emphasis upon their symmetry relations under the unifying mantle of Noether's symmetry conservation theorem - which I paraphrase as: "The charges of matter are symmetry debts of light". The particles of matter bear light's symmetry debts as charges; these charges produce forces which act to spontaneously return the asymmetric massive system of matter to its symmetric massless origin as light (through such reactions as particle-antiparticle annihilations; various astrophysical processes converting bound to free energy (in stars, supernovas, quasars, etc.); Hawking's "quantum radiance" of black holes, and "proton decay"). "Information" and the carbon atom provide connecting links between Life and the abiotic universe. "Given" or "underived" physical constants are presumed to originate in the "Multiverse". The enduring mystery of the Universe is not in physics but in biology: how do we get from mud to Man? From the Periodic Table of the Elements to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony? From the Galaxies to art, science, and philosophy? In some form, the information must be in the atoms from the beginning, or it could not be there at the end.
(Abstract revised Oct. 2016.)

See: the "Tetrahedron Model" (simple version) (diagram)

The Tetrahedron Model (complete version) (diagram)


 

Introduction

     Our universe consists of a mixture of free and bound electromagnetic energy (light and matter), set in gravitational spacetime, governed and regulated by various conservation laws and forces which determine both its origin and destiny. This paper is an abbreviated discussion of our physical system, its evolution and laws, and how they are integrated into what is known as the Unified Field Theory. This paper is not intended to stand alone. For an in-depth discussion of the many concepts surveyed in this article, the reader must see the supporting papers referenced on my website. I am trying to reach a qualitative conceptual unification only (not a quantitative mathematical unification), and I will employ an evolutionary and a General Systems approach to the subject. I am generally more interested in why the universe is as we find it, in terms of conservation laws, rather than the mathematical details (the how) of its working – both because others are (much!) better than I at the math, and these days it is mostly the why which remains mysterious. Of course, as we will see, the why and the how are usually intertwined.

 

     Any manifest universe must be capable of  symmetry-breaking plus complete self-conservation – that is, able to escape its symmetric beginning, but also able to recycle itself, returning to its origin under its own power, initiative, and self-contained conservation principles – as a boomerang returns to the hand that throws it. Thus we find that matter is actually a bound form of light, enabling the material universe - which originates as light - to return to light (free vs bound electromagnetic energy). This is also why the four forces – which constitute a final pathway for matter back to light – must also be the initial pathway which leads from light to matter. (See: “The Higgs Boson and the Evolutionary Eras of the Cosmos”.)

 

The Tetrahedron Model

The Four Conservation Principles governing the transformation of light into matter and vice versa (See: “The Tetrahedron Model”):

1) Energy Conservation: conservation of raw energy. Energy may be transformed but neither created nor destroyed. In the “Big Bang” the raw energy of light (free electromagnetic energy) is transformed to the raw energy of matter and kinetic energy (“mass” -- bound electromagnetic energy): hv = mcc (DeBroglie’s equation).

2) Entropy:  c, G, T – intrinsic motion of light, gravity, and time. The dimensions are energy conservation domains created by the primordial entropy drives (intrinsic motions) of free and bound electromagnetic energy. The intrinsic motion of light creates, expands, and cools space; the intrinsic motion of time creates, expands, and dilutes history, and decays matter; gravity mediates between the entropic domains of space and history, creating time from space (as on earth) and vice versa (as in the stars). Entropy is the principle that allows us to use and transform energy without violating energy conservation. The intrinsic motions of light and time are metrically equivalent “infinite” velocities (primordial entropy drives) protecting energy conservation. (See: “Spatial vs Temporal Entropy”.)

3) Symmetry Conservation (and symmetry-breaking): Noether’s Theorem. The charges of matter are the symmetry debts of light. Symmetric light produces asymmetric matter (through primordial symmetry-breaking weak force processes which separate matter from antimatter). In consequence of symmetry-breaking, matter bears charges (symmetry debts) which cause forces (forces represent the demand for payment of the symmetry debts); forces act to return matter to light, paying matter’s symmetry debts, as required by Noether’s Theorem. One charge exists for each force, including gravity (“location” charge). The symmetry of light is conserved no less than the raw energy of light. Charge and symmetry conservation allow the transformation of energy into “information” – just as entropy allows the transformation of energy into “work”. (See: “Symmetry Principles of the Unified Field Theory”.)

4) Causality-Information: Law of cause and effect – “karma”, history, historic spacetime. Atoms, matter, mass. Free electromagnetic energy is transformed into bound electromagnetic energy: E = hv; E = mcc; hv = mcc (Planck; Einstein; DeBroglie). Matter is local, causal, temporal and massive, bearing charges, information, producing a gravitational field proportional to its bound energy (Gm), and moving with an intrinsic (entropic) historical motion T (time) (see: “The Time Train”). Light is non-local, acausal, atemporal, and massless, bearing no charges or information, producing no gravitational field, and moving with an intrinsic (entropic) spatial motion c (“velocity of light”). History is the temporal analog of space. From information, charge, and energy, matter evolves life through time, an inevitable chemical reaction guided by the 4x3 fractal algorithm of the Cosmos (See: “Nature’s Fractal Pathway”). The role of  charge and information is to guide the return of matter to light, and to produce life, the energy form by which the universe knows and experiences itself, and eventually fulfills its creative potential. (See: “The Human Connection”.)

 

The Conservation and Invariance of Charge

     The transformation of light to matter and back again (symmetry breaking and symmetry restoration) must satisfy specific conservation regulations or principles, including - (in our case but not generally) – “life friendly” physical constants (the low value of G in our cosmos would be an example), which allow (among other things) the slow return of the material system to light, providing time for the evolution of life. The extended time interval between the initiation and destruction of our universe requires compensating or “holding” actions by the return forces which maintain the material system in a state of perpetual readiness to return to light (ready to pay or redeem upon demand the symmetry debt of light as carried by matter), and this despite being embedded in a hostile, temporal environment. Examples of  obstacles  to conservation in our material world include: an environment of relative rather than absolute motion; a metric dominated by G rather than c; massive rather than massless forms of energy; fractional rather than unitary charges (quarks); particles with differing identities (“flavors”) (leptons, baryons) rather than “anonymous” identical particles (photons). In sum: temporal, local, causal, massive, and charged particles producing gravitational fields, relative motions, with diverse “flavors” or identities (quarks and leptons) rather than atemporal, non-local, acausal, massless, uncharged anonymous particles producing no gravitational fields and having intrinsic absolute motion (photons).

 

     In addition to actually paying the symmetry debts represented by charge, the 4 forces of physics also conspire to maintain the invariance of charge and other conserved parameters despite the imperfections of the material environment (the “holding actions” mentioned above), and in this role are designated “local gauge symmetry” forces. (See: “Global vs Local Gauge Symmetry and the Tetrahedron Model”: Part 1.) It will be appreciated that the maintenance of charge invariance is a necessary corollary of charge conservation, and that this is not a trivial matter in our imperfect world of matter, time, gravitation, relative motion, and entropic expansion. Thus, in the electromagnetic force we find magnetism, which rises and falls with the increase or decrease of the relative motion of electrically charged particles, maintaining thereby the invariance of electric charge. The relative motion of material objects in spacetime likewise produces “Lorentz Invariance”, the co-varying effects of time and space described by Einstein’s Special Relativity, which operate to protect causality, velocity c, and the invariance of the “Interval”.

 

     Time itself is an alternative form of entropy drive produced by gravity (via the annihilation of space), to compensate for matter’s lack of intrinsic spatial motion and the loss of light’s non-local distributional symmetry in immobile, massive particles. Because the energy content of massive particles varies with their velocity, the relative motion of massive particles would be impossible without a time dimension to accommodate such variable energy accounts. The historical domain likewise exists to accommodate the causal relations of matter, as also necessitated by energy conservation.

 

Symmetry-Breaking

      The primordial requirement of symmetry-breaking (the escape of matter from light and annihilating particle-antiparticle pairs) followed by charge conservation has left an indelible impress upon the composition and character of the atomic system, including charge quantization, the fractional charges of the quarks, and the division of atomic matter into mass-carrying quarks (nuclear material) and charge-carrying electrons and neutrinos (hadrons vs leptons).  The three-family structure of the quark and lepton fields may be a further example.

     The neutrino is an alternative form of “identity” charge produced by the weak force to compensate for the loss of the photon’s symmetric “anonymity” by the individually distinguishable spectrum of massive elementary particles. (See: “The Particle Table”.) The alternative identity charges of the neutrinos (including their “handedness”) are crucially necessary to allow “Big Bang” symmetry-breaking and the escape of the material system of quarks and electrons from the otherwise mutual destruction of annihilating matter-antimatter particle pairs. The leptonic families in general act as alternative charge carriers for the electric and identity charges of the mass-carrying quarks (or for each other) - the proton/electron pair, and the electron/electron neutrino pair are examples. (See: “Identity Charge and the Weak Force”.) The entire elaborate mechanism of the weak force (including the Higgs boson and the massive IVBs) is dedicated to the production of invariant, single elementary particles in any time or place - particles which can swap places (if necessary) with those created during the “Big Bang”. (See: “The Higgs Boson and the Weak Force IVBs”.)

     The gluon field of the strong force is required to maintain the wholeness of quantum charge units despite the fractional charges borne by quarks. (See: “The Strong Force: Two Expressions”.) The quark fractional charges are in turn necessary to the initial symmetry-breaking of the primordial particle-antiparticle pairs (since they allow electrically neutral quark combinations). The asymmetric production of matter from light during the Big Bang is thought to originate with the (unexplained) asymmetric decay of leptoquark-antileptoquark pairs, resulting in a tiny residue of matter. (See: “Material Expressions of Local Gauge Symmetry: Parts 2, 3, 4”.) (See also: “The Origin of Matter and Information”.) It has been suggested that the three-family structure of the quark and lepton fields may be necessary to the primordial asymmetry between matter and antimatter. (See: Frank Close: Antimatter, 2009, Oxford Univ. Press.)

 

Charge Now – Pay Later

     The material system is conserved in spite of its imperfection; charge conservation and charge invariance assure that the symmetry debt of light will be paid in full, eventually, at some future time. The grandest expression of  cosmic dedication to charge and symmetry conservation is the gravitational creation of time from space, for without the time dimension charge conservation for the future payment of symmetry debts would have no meaning. Our cosmos is a “buy-now, pay later” system of charge conservation and symmetry debts which runs on the credit card of gravity. The entropy-interest on the symmetry debt of matter is paid by gravitation; gravity creates time from space, decelerating the cosmic expansion in consequence. Hence the entropy-energy to produce matter’s time dimension and the expansion of history is withdrawn from the expansion of space, which in turn is driven by the intrinsic (entropic) motion of light. It is therefore the expansive entropic energy of light’s spatial dimension which ultimately pays for the expansive entropic energy of matter’s historical dimension, just as the raw energy of light pays for the raw energy of  mass (hv = mcc). (The recently observed “acceleration” of the universal spatial expansion is caused by the relaxation of the global gravitational field, as mass is converted to light by various astrophysical processes – which may include the decay of “dark matter”.) (See: “A Spacetime Map of the Universe”.) “Every jot and tittle of the law will be fulfilled’; and “Not a sparrow falls but the Father knows” (an intuitive expression of the operation of conservation law, anciently recognized).

 

Causality: Time Sequence and Energy Conservation – Metrics and Gauges

     In the “Tetrahedron Model” we attempt to characterize reality in its most essential features – much as the Greeks did with their “four elements” – except the present effort is in a “scientific” or rational mode. The “trinity” of conservation laws which apply to the transformation of light (free electromagnetic energy) into matter (bound electromagnetic energy) are conventional “Standard Model” or “textbook” principles: 1) the Conservation of Energy (1st law of thermodynamics); 2) Entropy (2nd law of thermodynamics); 3) the Conservation of Symmetry (Noether’s Theorem). Our 4th and final choice is our general characterization of matter, the product of the transformation of free electromagnetic energy to a bound, atomic form. Two possibilities suggest themselves for conservation laws or principles which are uniquely associated with or characterize matter: 1) Causality (law of cause and effect – causes must precede effects and every effect must have a cause); and 2) Information (which also is associated with a conservation law in quantum mechanics to the effect that information cannot be destroyed) (see Leonard Susskind’s book: The Black Hole War, 2008, Little, Brown and Co.). Of these two I have chosen causality, because causality implies information but the reverse in not true, at least to my thinking; therefore, the causal law is the stronger and more encompassing principle. Not that we can do without information – we must have it as a corollary of causality. We cannot have a causal law unless we also have the information which identifies both the cause and the effect (in Quantum Mechanics part of this information may be hidden or “unavailable” in “complementary” dyads such as position/momentum or energy/time). Therefore, when we characterize matter with causality we will sometimes specifically append information (as Causality-Information), but we will always imply that causality carries with it the associated concept of information. Information becomes a primary conceptual principle in biological systems: biology is the information pathway whereby the Cosmos achieves self-awareness and explores its creative potential. (See: “The Information Pathway”.)

 

Gravity and Time

Causality implies the existence of a temporal metric which orders the linear sequence of events, but this metric must be created with matter since the time dimension does not exist for non-local light. Time and place go together, and the task of creating a time dimension from matter falls to gravity. All massive energy forms must produce a gravitational field because gravity is how matter produces its time dimension. (All bound energy forms carry the gravitational “location” charge (Gm), which is the symmetry debt of the non-local distribution of light’s energy – a spatial distribution symmetry obviously broken by immobile matter. Light’s non-local symmetric energy state is gauged by “c”, and matter’s gravitational “location” charge is gauged by “G”.)  Gravity produces time by the annihilation of space and the extraction of a metrically equivalent temporal residue. Time itself is the active principle of the gravitational “location” charge. (See: “The Conversion of Space to Time”.)

 

     Time is necessary for bound energy for numerous reasons of energy conservation. The energy content of matter varies with its relative motion and this requires a time dimension for accounting purposes. Causality also is required by energy conservation: causes must precede effects or there will be no source of energy to produce the effect. The time dimension of bound energy is also the entropy drive of bound energy – converted by gravity from the entropy drive of free energy (the intrinsic motion of light). The intrinsic motion of matter’s time dimension is the entropy drive of matter and expansive history, the gravitationally converted and conserved intrinsic motion of light (the entropy drive of expansive space). Gravity is the force which mediates between these two universal, primordial entropy drives, one spatial for free electromagnetic energy, and one temporal for bound electromagnetic energy. (See: “A Description of Gravitation”.) Gravity is weak because it creates only enough time to satisfy the entropic drive of matter’s ephemeral “present moment” – not matter’s associated historical domain. (See: “Proton Decay and the Heat Death of the Cosmos”.)

 

     The gravitational, temporal metric of matter is superimposed upon the spatial metric of light, producing a composite metric of spacetime which governs our compound world of light and matter. (The “metric” is the measured relationship between the spatial and temporal dimensions. In our electromagnetic system of spacetime, as gauged (regulated) by “velocity c”, one second of temporal duration is metrically equivalent to 300,000 kilometers of distance.) The spatial universe expands more slowly due to the presence of matter and its associated gravitational field – historic spacetime expands more slowly than pure space, while a gravitational version of “Lorentz Invariance” protects the local value of velocity c, causality, and the “Interval”. Clocks run slow and meter sticks shrink in a gravitational field; there is also a gravitational Doppler effect. However, in free fall or orbit, clocks and meter sticks are unaffected. Measurements of velocity c at any given location within a gravitational field (or elsewhere) always give the same invariant value, because local clocks and meter sticks are affected in such a (covariant) way as to maintain the invariance of c and safeguard the “Interval” and the principle of causality (and hence also energy conservation). There can only be a single metric and hence a single value of c (the metric gauge) at a single location in spacetime. Comparative “vertical” measurements, however, (higher and lower in the gravitational field) will reveal differences in the metric scale, due to the varying strength of the gravitational field. The gravitational flow can be thought of as a response by spacetime to this “warped” metric in the direction of “cheaper” energy (due to the slower clock).  From another perspective that amounts to the same thing, I prefer to think of the gravitational flow as caused or induced by the intrinsic motion of time: a gravitational field is the spatial consequence of the intrinsic motion of time. (See: “The Conversion of Space to Time”.)

     In weak fields (as on planet Earth), gravity only pays the entropy "interest" on the symmetry debt carried by matter, converting space to time, providing an alternative entropic dimension in which charge conservation can be expressed (entropy debts, like energy debts, must always be paid immediately). In stronger fields, gravity also pays the "principal" of matter's symmetry debt, converting mass to light, as in our Sun (partially), and in Hawking's "quantum radiance" of black holes (completely) (symmetry debts can be paid at any future time – unlike energy or entropy debts). The second reaction reverses the effect of the first. (See: “Gravity, Entropy, and Thermodynamics”.) (See also: “Extending Einstein’s Equivalence Principle”.)

 

Summary

     Many if not most of the known characteristics of the forces can be derived from the various conservation and other requirements which must be met by any universal material system which successfully manifests (can break symmetry initially, but nevertheless observes conservation and eventually returns to its origin). The ultimate unity of the forces subsists in the fact that matter is a bound state of transformed and conserved light, and all matter’s charges – and hence their associated forces – are symmetry debts of light awaiting payment through time. Understanding the nature of the symmetry debt of each charge and how it may be repaid is a major step toward comprehending the Unified Field Theory. (See: “Symmetry Principles of the Unified Field Theory”; see also: “Currents of Symmetry and Entropy”; see also: “The Tetrahedrom Model in the Context of a Complete Conservation Cycle”.)

 

     The Unified field Theory can be approached or modeled in many ways. Below I list a “cascade” of effects beginning with the birth of the universe in the “Big Bang” and continuing to the eventual repayment of all symmetry and entropy debts by the actions of the four forces (matter-antimatter annihilation, proton decay, and Hawking’s “quantum radiance” of black holes). (See: “Table of the Higgs Cascade”; and “The Higgs Boson and the Weak Force IVBs”.)

1) “Life-friendly” physical constants (c, G, e, h, etc.) – acquired from the Multiverse as a random sample of infinite possibilities (“Anthropic Principle”). Requirement of zero net energy and charge and complete conservation capability in order to manifest. (Seen as matter-antimatter particle pairs and free vs bound electromagnetic energy (hv = mcc)). Negative energy supplied by gravitation and antimatter (in particle-antiparticle pairs). Matter’s negative gravitational energy is equal to its positive rest-mass energy.

2) Requirement for symmetry-breaking of primordial particle-antiparticle pairs. Seen as fractional charges of quarks (to provide electrically neutral nuclear combinations), and as alternative charge carriers to circumvent antimatter charge partners. (Leptons, “handed” neutrinos; the proton/electron combination, etc.). Seen also as the weak force asymmetry in decays of electrically neutral leptoquark-antileptoquark pairs (producing a net residue of matter). Perhaps seen also in the three-family structure of elementary particle fields thought necessary to produce the primordial matter-antimatter asymmetry. (See: “The Origin of Matter and Information”.)

3) Requirement to conserve the raw energy, symmetry, and entropy of light in matter (seen as mass, charge, time). Noether’s Theorem. The charges of matter are the symmetry debts of light. Symmetry debts may be held in time for future payment (charge conservation); energy and entropy debts must be paid immediately (mass/momentum/time equivalent energy and dimensionality). Gravity is both a symmetry and an entropy debt of light, creating matter’s time dimension by the annihilation of space (hence conserving light’s entropy drive), and conserving light’s symmetry by the conversion of bound to free energy (many astrophysical processes).

4) Requirement to maintain charge invariance and protect the original value of symmetry debts (through time, despite entropy and relative motion). Seen in Quantum Mechanics as quantized, conserved, invariant charges which allow exact replication and hence conservation (via the principle of charge conservation). Weak force production of single, invariant elementary particles via massive IVBs (Intermediate Vector Bosons) which recreate “Big Bang” force unity symmetry states (all electrons (and any other elementary particles) must be identical to all others of their kind, including those created eons ago in the “Big Bang”). Elementary particles are always created from particle-antiparticle pairs, which exist as potential forms of bound electromagnetic energy in the “vacuum” or spacetime metric – this is the necessary basis of their uniformity. Whereas the electromagnetic force only creates particle-antiparticle pairs, the weak force only creates single particles, which is why it must reproduce the initial environmental conditions of the Big Bang via the Higgs boson (scalar) and the massive IVBs (transformation mechanism). Other “local gauge symmetry” forces (“holding” forces) include: time and magnetism (energy and charge conservation for relative motion); quark confinement to whole quantum unit charges; “Lorentz Invariance” for massive objects in relative motion and in gravitational fields (clocks run slow and meter sticks shrink – protecting causality, velocity c, and the “Interval”). (See: “Local vs Global Gauge Symmetry in the Tetrahedron Model: Part 1”; and Material Effects of Local Gauge Symmetry: Parts 2, 3, 4”.)

5) Evolutionary and life forces – information and fractal algorithm; origin of life via universal 4x3 fractal algorithm; purpose of life: the universe becomes self-aware and explores itself, including its creative potential, which expands through life, evolution, and humanity. (See: “Darwin, Newton, and the Origin of Life”.)

6) Requirement to pay symmetry debts – the four forces are demands for payment of matter’s symmetry debts. Matter-antimatter annihilation; fusion/fission; proton decay; Hawking’s “quantum radiance”. The Sun is a local, partial example of this spontaneous process. Gravity creates time from space and vice versa (in the conversion of mass to light); gravity is a symmetry and an entropy debt of light’s non-local symmetric energy state. (The intrinsic motion of light (entropy drive) and the “non-local” distributional symmetry of light are both gauged (regulated) by “velocity c”. Light has no spacetime location; light’s “Interval” = zero). Gravity’s “location” charge (of which time is the active principle) conserves both light’s entropy drive and light’s non-local distributional symmetry: light’s entropy drive is conserved immediately (as time), and light’s non-local distributional symmetry is conserved eventually (through the conversion of mass to light in stars and via Hawking’s “quantum radiance” of black holes). (See: “The Double Conservation Role of Gravity”.) The dimensions of spacetime are conservation domains for free and bound electromagnetic energy, produced by the intrinsic (entropic) motions of light, time, and gravity. Time is gravity’s gift to matter and the Universe. Gravity is matter’s memory it once was light.

 

Symmetry Debts of the 4 Forces (and repayment modes)

Light creates matter which bears charges. The charges of matter are the symmetry debts of light. Charges produce forces which are demands for payment of the symmetry debt.

(See: ”Table of the 4 Forces” (short form)) (See: “Table of the Four Forces” (long form)) (See: "A Periodic Table of the Four Forces and the Unified Field Theory")

 

1) Electromagnetic Force: Electric Charge. Photons. The symmetry debt of "absent antimatter" (the "Great Asymmetry") - the broken matter-antimatter symmetry of the primordial universe giving rise to our "matter-only" cosmos. Associated with this "matter-only" asymmetry are many others, notably including the dimensional asymmetry of time:  the 2-D symmetric dimensionality of light vs 4-D asymmetric dimensionality (time) of matter. Light is a two-dimensional transverse wave. Repayment of the "absent antimatter" symmetry debt is via  exothermic chemical reactions (partly) and matter-antimatter annihilations (completely). Matter and antimatter will always annihilate each other given any opportunity, and matter forever seeks antimatter via the long-range electric force. (Suppression of  the time dimension, and suppression of the spontaneous manifestation of matter via annihilation of “virtual” particle-antiparticle pairs.) (“Velocity c” is the universal gauge of electromagnetic energy regulating the spatial metric, the entropy drive of light, the non-local distributional symmetry of light’s energy, the “Interval”, causality, the equivalence of free and bound electromagnetic energy, the value of electric charge, etc.)

2) Strong Force: Color Charge. Gluons. Fractional vs whole quantum charge units. Quark fractional charges vs leptonic (elementary) whole unit charges. Quark confinement (to whole charge units) via the gluon field. Repayment via the nucleosynthetic pathway (fusion) and proton decay. (Suppression of free-roaming fractional charges which could not be annihilated or otherwise balanced by the whole charge units of  leptonic alternative charge carriers.)

3) Weak force: “Identity” Charge (AKA “flavor” or “number” charge). Distinguishable identity of elementary massive leptonic particles (including leptoquarks) vs anonymity of massless identical photons. (Neutrinos are “bare” identity charges.) Repayment via radioactivity (fission), particle and proton decay, and via contributions to the nucleosynthetic pathway. Initial creation of matter in “Big Bang”; subsequent creation of  (single) invariant elementary particles; weak “identity” charge indicates appropriate antimatter partners for swift annihilation reactions (left vs right-handed neutrinos and “number” charges). (Suppression of non-conservable or non-uniform elementary particles and reactions; distinguishes matter vs antimatter via neutrino “handedness”.)

4) Gravitational Force: “Location” Charge. Non-local (“global”) distributional symmetry of photon’s energy (due to intrinsic spatial motion c) vs asymmetric (“local”) distribution of mass energy in particles (which lack any intrinsic spatial motion). Due to the lack of a time dimension and a spatial dimension (in the direction of propagation), the photon has forever to go nowhere. Furthermore, due to the lack of two dimensions, the photon’s location in either 3 or 4 dimensions cannot be specified (light is a 2-dimensional transverse wave; light’s intrinsic motion “sweeps out” a 3rd spatial dimension). The photon’s energy (in its own reference frame) is therefore distributed symmetrically everywhere simultaneously in space. Massive particles break this symmetry because they lack intrinsic spatial motion of any kind and their location in space and spacetime can therefore be specified – breaking the distributional symmetry of the photon’s energy and giving rise to the gravitational “location” charge carried by every massive particle and energy form (Gm). (The active principle of the gravitational charge is time.) (See: “Symmetry Principles of the Unified Field Theory: Part 1 and Part 2”.) Repayment via the gravitational conversion of mass to light as in the stars, supernovas, and quasars (partially), and via Hawking’s “quantum radiance” of black holes (completely). (Suppression of “wormholes”, causality violations, and connections to other universes - via the “event horizon” and the central “singularity” of black holes.)

 

     The four forces can be related (in a general sense and with some overlap) to the four conservation principles of the “Tetrahedron Model” as follows:

1) Energy Conservation – light, free electromagnetic energy: Electromagnetic Force;

2) Entropy – c, G, T (intrinsic motions of light, gravity, time – space, spacetime, history): Gravitational Force;

3) Symmetry Conservation – charge, charge conservation, and symmetry-breaking: Weak Force;

4) Causality-Information – nuclear matter, mass, bound electromagnetic energy: Strong Force.

 

     The four forces help the system manifest through the Higgs Cascade in the form of “unified-force symmetric energy states” which provide stages, stepping stones, or energy plateaus (symmetry domains) in which precisely replicable transformations (from greater to lesser unified-force symmetry states) can occur, allowing the next lower symmetric force domain to manifest in a reproducible, conservable form (four stages: TOE (all forces unified; fermions and bosons unified); GUT (strong and electroweak forces unified; quarks and leptons unified); EW (electroweak unification; quark families unified; lepton families unified); EM (electromagnetic ground state; electric and magnetic forces unified). (See: “Table of the Higgs Cascade”.) Once the ground state is reached, the same four forces begin the slow but sure process of symmetry debt payment, as outlined above. While this restoration of symmetry is going on, there is plenty of time and energy available for the evolution of life and the self-awareness and self-exploration of the cosmos, including new creative modes. The same information (charge) that conserves and restores symmetry is used to create life, following the 4x3 fractal information pathway. Human spirituality (including ethics) and creativity (including aesthetics) are our most highly evolved capacities; human appetites and destructiveness our least. (See: “The Fractal Organization of Nature”.)

 

     Finally, we ask why the universe bothers to exist at all? Speaking philosophically, it’s just that existence is so much more interesting than non-existence. The “Trinity” gets bored of its own perfection. And with so much creative energy in play, spontaneous symmetry-breaking from the Multiverse is bound to occur (“eternal inflation?”). We are the means whereby the universe experiences and looks at itself; it is therefore no wonder that we often see an image of ourselves looking back.

 

 

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