Resume of accomplishments, creations, quirks, etc. of John B. Wilson:
This was from my first website on AOL back in 1996 :)
I have updated it to the latest address, SciRealm.org
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Welcome to Relativistic Quantum Reality: Virtual worlds of imaginary particles: The dreams stuff is made of: Life, the eternal ghost in the machine...
A physics Derivation of Quantum Mechanics from
Special Relativity!, the Simplified
SRQM RoadMap version, and 4-Vectors.
John was working on a Physics Doctorate at GA Tech from 1991-1995, when he met his then wife-to-be, Serpil. Serpil has M.S. degrees in Physics, Health Physics, and Physics Education. They were married in İstanbul, Turkey in 1994, and lived there from 1995-1996. They returned to the US in 1996 and began working at the family small business, FHS Supply, Inc.-Manufacturing Superior Racing Oils & R/C Model Fuels, along with John's brother, David, who is also an Eternal at Dragon*Con. Serpil & John divorced in 2009, but remain (occasionally) on good terms. They have two wonderful children, Melike & İlayda, who do their very best to drive their parents crazy, and seem to be succeeding at it...;-) In 2005, John began working at Austin International, Inc., (now Vision Metering LLC) a business that manufactures and refurbishes residential and commercial electrical meters, gas meters, and other large scale industrial electrical equipment. John is the IT Dept (IT Manager). (Programming, troubleshooting, DB-Admin, Sys-Admin, BkUp-Admin, etc.) Some projects have included writing software to do the physics of proving gas flow meters, barcode scanning and generation, meter dial simulation, database access, many kinds of serial port communication, Automation programs for various metering devices, etc.
John is currently on (temporary? -) leave from his Ph.D. All that remains
is to finish his thesis "The Non-Trivial
Overall Phase in Quantum Theory". Hypothesis: The overall phase of
the wave vector in QT contains the additional info necessary to determine
the outcome of a measurement. Measurements in standard QT are "random",
but the evolution of the complete system is deterministic. However, the
observer + system being measured are just a bigger overall system evolving
deterministically. The overall phase of the complete system is about the
only "hidden variable" , in the EPR sense, which has not been ruled out, I
think. Although we may not currently be able to measure phases of single
particles, nature is using them. This is, of course, not the currently
accepted theory. But just think about it: All the really cool quantum
stuff happens when lots of particles get in phase. If the overall phases
are non-physical, then how do the individual particles get in step? That
everything is innately (non-locally) connected seems too complicated,
considering that general relativity is considered to be correct. But, if
the individual particles can "detect" each others' overall phase and lock
in, that would make things simple-and very interesting...
However, now John has done more extensive studies on the relation between QM and SR. He now believes that QM is actually derivable from the postulates of SR. He is attempting to show that all of the "postulates" of QM are in fact principles that are derivable from SR.
Check out his Derivation of Quantum Mechanics from Special Relativity!
See QM from SR-Simple RoadMap (html)
See QM from SR-Simple RoadMap (pdf)
Here is the short version:
Start with SR Physical 4-Vectors:
4-Position R = (ct,r)
4-Velocity U = γ(c,u)
4-Momentum P = (E/c,p) = (mc,p)
4-WaveVector K = (ω/c,k)
4-Gradient ∂ = (∂t/c,-∇)
Note the following relations between SR 4-Vectors:
U = dR/dτ
P = moU
K = (1/ћ)P = (ωo/c2)U
∂ = -iK
Form a chain of SR Lorentz Invariant Scalar Equations, based on those relations:
R·R = (cτ)2
U·U = (c)2
P·P = (moc)2
K·K = (moc/ћ)2 = (ωo/c)2
∂·∂ = (-imoc/ћ)2 = -(moc/ћ)2 = -(ωo/c)2
The last is the Klein-Gordon Equation, the Relativistic Quantum Wave Equation for Spin-0 Particles.
This is RQM = Relativistic Quantum Mechanics,
derived from only standard SR 4-vectors, 4 really simple empirical relations, and the SR rule for forming Lorentz Scalar Invariants.
As one of my physics professors (Dr. Valk - GA Tech Physics) used to say:
"Once you have the Schrödinger Equation, you have Quantum Mechanics."
I would modify this just a bit:
"Once you have the Klein-Gordon Equation, you have Relativistic Quantum Mechanics.
The Schrödinger Equation, and hence Quantum Mechanics, are just the low-velocity (|v|<<c) limiting-case."
A few creative accomplishments:
A physics Derivation of Quantum Mechanics from Special Relativity!, the Simplified SRQM RoadMap version, and 4-Vectors.
Forced Induction, used to find the general formula for the Sums of Powers of Integers, an innovative twist on the mathematical concept of Proof by Induction.
An interactive assembly language IFS fractal program, Fractal Origami, capable of generating "zillions" of fractal images yet less than 1K in size. Not only are "complex" fractals defined by only a few simple rules, here is the "complex" program defined by only a few simple bytes.
The RuneQuest Cipher Challenge, an elaborate cipher puzzle with an awesome enigmatic riddle, on par with (or IMHO exceeding) the intricacies and difficulty of the Kryptos Cipher.
However, prior to this I had worked on a Secret CodeSystems & Ciphers program while working on the Kryptos Cipher.
Some fairly decent Scientific-Pantheist Poetry, putting some of my philosophy into verse.
HIDIMG Java, an auto-stereogram program for displaying hidden 3D images, a rewrite of my original DOS program from the late 80's.
BTW, given that I like to play with Prime Numbers, I find it interesting that there is a theorem about primes discovered by another John Wilson, a mathematician from the 1700's. (perhaps a distant ancestor?) - it basically gives an alternate definition of prime numbers.
|1<p is prime iff (p-1)! = -1 (mod p)||see John Wilson's Theorem from MathWorld, John Wilson's Theorem from WikiPedia|
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Quantum Mechanics is derivable from Special Relativity
See SRQM - QM from SR - Simple RoadMap (.html)
See SRQM - QM from SR - Simple RoadMap (.pdf)