Physics: Energy, Fields, & Matter

Vibrations and waves

Vibration implies an oscillation which is a back and forth motion like a vibrating reed or a sloshing fluid in a container. A wave or doesn’t imply oscillation, unless it is reflected as an echo or with a mirror.

Vibration means the Rate of interchange of particles and space between its core and particles around the core. Related to volume... Slow cool ... Fast heat or burn...

Vibration result from the interaction of particles which move from vibrations of the table and from a distance look like waves, but close up look like random jumping particles. 

Sound vibrations and four different colors of sand interacting

Waves. When motion of a particle is said to travel in waves and is illustrated and compared to waves which are a collection of particles, it is an over simplification in multiple ways.

First, water/smoke, ... waves don’t exist as what we interpret as one wave after another, but is composed of a collective animation of interacting particles. Therefore, what we see is the collective particles in motion interacting with other particles, which must be explained with the collectively action of the particles. Which is often overlooked as an explanation with the use of our invented term, waves.

Second, the interaction of water particles and other substances floating, suspended, or sunk in water is explained with Newtonian physics on a (10-4) or larger scale. However, photons, electrons, ... All subatomic particles interact with an Einsteiniam physics on a (10-5) or smaller scale.

What we see as light and heat are reproduced, transferred, recreated, changes form, ... by the interactions of energy. Energy that leaves the sun and is reproduced on Earth when it reaches and interacts with particles on Earth or in its atmosphere.

Particles that produce heat and light generally do not leave the sun. It is energy in forms of radiation, waves, spirals, ...

Lens compresses, focus ... energy... (doesn’t multiply)

Powerful vertices, vortex, spiral,


If electrons traveled at light speed, they would think they arrived at their destination when they left their point of origin. (Like photons of light.)

Energy, Fields, & Matter

Matter vibrates

Fields are everywhere and act like liquids as ripples and waves. When a wave is formed a particle is created.

Electromagnetic force as quantum fields - quantum electrodynamics (QED). Ripples in one field can create ripples in another field.

Conservation of energy

Nature, back to nature, balance of nature, harmony of nature Unlimited abundance

Free energy technologies may be $ free, cheep, or inexpensive, However, energy is always conserved so not physics free.  For example a refrigerator using power connected to the grid will cost money for the electricity. The same frig could be powered off the grid with solar panels, not cost money beyond the cost of the equipment. Or a Zero pot cooler could chill fruit and veggies without electricity. However, all three will transfer the same amount of heat energy if each are to maintain the fruit and veggies at the same temperature for the same length of time.

Resources about Particles

Standard model (SM) of particle physics

Standard model (SM) of particle physics is based on the idea that each particle is an excited state of a corresponding field and the force between them.

A force field arises when a third particle is exchanged. It fails to explain some observations: dark matter, dark energy, how atoms survived the Big Band, value of the cosmological constant (lamda = 2.036 * 10 -35 s-2), ...

Cosmological constant was created by Einstein when he thought the Universe was not expanding.

Matter and antimatter particles -

Matter - antimatter asymmetry requires forces that change strength when matter and antimatter particles are interchanged (an operation called conjugation C) with their mirror image particle (called parity transformation P) known as conjugation parity (CP). These forces violate CP symmetry in the standard model (SM) model. To preserve total symmetry CP is said to violate time-reversal (T) symmetry so that CPT is preserved.

The electron electric dipole moment (EDM) is an intrinsic property of an electron such that the potential energy is linearly related to the strength of the electric field. An electron's EDM must be collinear with the direction of the electron's magnetic moment (spin).

Within the SM of elementary particle physics, such a dipole is predicted to be non-zero but very small, at most 10−38 e·cm, where e stands for the elementary charge. The existence of a non-zero electron electric dipole moment would imply a violation of both P (parity) and T (time reversal).

In the SM, the electron EDM arises from the CP violation components of the CKM matrix. The moment is very small because the CP violation involves quarks, not electrons directly, so it can only arise by quantum processes where virtual quarks are created, interact with the electron, and then are annihilated.

Magnetic dipole is the closed circulation of an electric current.

An electric dipole is a separation of positive and negative charges.

A chiral phenomenon is not identical to its mirror image (asymmetric). Hands - left and right are chiral because they are mirror images of each other, but however you reorient them, you will not be able to make them overlap.

Symmetry example

Forces, fields & matter

Four fundamental forces and their fields. Elementary bosons - follow the Bose–Einstein statistics - spins are integers. They transmit forces that function as glue, may stick together, can occupy the same quantum state.

  1. Strong nuclear force gluon fields is on a smaller scale (< less than 0.8 fm, radius of a nucleon) is the force carried by gluons that holds quarks together to form protons, neutrons, and other hadron particles. Gluon has spin 1 the nuclear force or color force.
    Source shows nice animation of particles
  2. Weak nuclear force W± and Z fields cause radioactive decay. W± and Z bosons carry the weak force and have spin 1.
  3. Gravity warps space time, force between masses, gravity waves, ripple space time. Missing from the SM. Graviton has spin 2. Gravitons [predicted] carry the gravity force.
  4. Electromagnetism photon field carry the electric and magnetic fields. Photon has spin 1 and are particles of light. Light is an electromagnetic wave. Photons - can boost electron levels up and down energy. W1, W2, W3, and B bosons carry the electroweak force and have spin 1. When the electroweak force split into the electromagnetic and weak forces, the W1, W2, W3, B, and Higgs remix to make W±, Z, photon, and Higgs.

* Higgs boson. (spin 0) The Higgs boson is an excitation of the Higgs field. The Higgs field gives particles of matter and the W & Z bosons their inertial mass, but not massless particles like the photon.


Fermion - particle that follows Fermi–Dirac statistics and obey the Pauli exclusion principle. They have half-integer spin (1/2, 3/2, ... ). Electron, proton, leptons, quarks, ... There are 12 types of elementary fermions - 6 quarks and 6 leptons

Elementary fermions

1. Quarks - have color symmetry and a spin of 1/2. The protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom are made of quarks. There are six types or "flavors" of quarks:

Leptons. (spin 1/2)

2. Electron and its two super massive sisters - muon and tau. Atoms have a nucleus surrounded by electrons. Electron - electrical charged - drive life. Electrons can cascade up and down. when cascade down they give off energy and sometimes When an electron cascades down it can pull up an electron (flavin). Electrons interact with matter about 10 000 times stronger than x-rays.

3. Neutrinos, the electron neutrino, muon neutrino, and tau neutrino. Lightweight and weakly interacting.

Composite particles and more

Composite particles - hadrons - composed of other particles. Hadrons are made of quarks and therefore are not fundamental.

Neutron - will decompose into a proton + electron + neutrino

Protons positive charged, radius = 10 -15m Proton, gluon, quark - Three quarks are held together with gluons to make a proton.

Beta decay - two types when a nucleus has either too many protons or neutrons

Baryons. (spin 1/2, 3/2) Baryons are fermions composed of three quarks. The most important baryons are the two nucleons: the proton (up-up-down quarks) and the neutron (up-down-down quarks). Some other baryons are the sigma, lambda, xi, delta, and omega-minus.

Mesons. (spin 0, 1) Mesons are bosons composed of a quark and antiquark. Some mesons are the pion, kaon, eta, rho, omega, and phi.

Antiparticles. All particles have a corresponding anti-particle that is identical in many ways but opposite in others; for example, the mass and spin are the same but the charge is opposite. An uncharged particle may be its own anti-particle.

Quasi-particles and other non-particles

Many quantized states are not real particles, but are conveniently named and treated as if they were real particles. Some are the quantized modes of collections of particles.

Dark energy matter grows with space

Bose Einstein condensate - single quantum wave 1924.

Super partner = super symmetry = link between bosons and fermions that make up matter. Hypothetical partners - Every standard particle may have a superpartner particle: a fermion for each boson and a boson for each fermion

Elements - Noble gases (monatomic) He, N, Ar, Kr, Xe, Ra

Dr. Robert Sweetland's notes
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