Jump to content
Science Forums

von Faulkenstein

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About von Faulkenstein

  • Rank
  1. Searching the internet I was somewhat surprised to find a large number of well known composers that were not of a "religious nature" although I not sure how these websites could fully determine that. It is kind of interesting. see-- Atheist Musicians Regards, Doc
  2. That is a very interesting idea that I didn't think about and it does make sense. Even Beethovan in his 9th, turned to a "religious" motif even though he would not have had to do so for any other reason than a personal, inner expression. I'm not sure that Beethovan was related to any religion but with his great musical creations, he was certainly spiritual. I could be wrong.:doh:
  3. That is interesting and seems correct. I've always wondered why Sibelius burned his last symphony. Was he that sensitive to criticism? His music is filled with Norse motif--one can hear the wind across the open, snowy expanse. Regards, Doc:eek2:
  4. Your addition, HydrogenBond has added a new dimension. Even before I started teaching physics, the electron was still thought of as a small body in circular motion around the "sun" or nucleus--this was 50 years ago. Thanks. Regards, Doc N
  5. A jittery electron is close to a fuzzy one--anyway, they all look alike. Any better ideas?;) Regards, Doc
  6. Since we now follow Schrodinger's model of the atom, could the electon's quantized energy levels prevent such a collapse because this would voilate this quantization or the Uncertainty Relation? If the electron were to "fall" inside the nucleus, one could determine its position and momentum at the same time (this is not permitted). Still the electron does have a slight probability of being in the nucleus at times--but never 100%.:)
  7. Could be link--http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0612053 There are a few other such theories that provide a cyclic cosmic model--I proposed one myself a few years back, on a science forum. Interesting idea in that there is no need for a creator.:)
  8. It seems that the speed of light is only a limit on objects like rockets, baseballs, etc. as they move through space but the movement of space can make the speed of light appear very slow. At the big bang inflation, the outer edge of the cosmos traveled many time faster than light. While objects moving in space are limited by the speed of light, space itself can travel at speeds exceeding this constant and, is continuing to do so, carrying the stars with it. Would it in some time in the future, make the universe appear totally dark?
  9. It seems that the two great theories of the universe are relativity (Einstein's GRT) and quantum but they remain separated to date while researchers continue to find the uniting theory (TOE) from the 'small end" of particle concepts. I have read that perhaps we should consider the "large end" of cosmic structures to find such a unified theory. Does such a suggestion include Hawking's use of quantum theories to black holes and the use of Mandelbrot set theory applied to these large cosmic structures?
  10. Interesting question and answers. I did find out from Wikipedia that-- "In July 2005, Stephen Hawking published a paper and announced a theory that quantum perturbations of the event horizon could allow information to escape from a black hole, which would resolve the information paradox. Basically, his argument assumes the unitarity of the AdS/CFT correspondence which implies that an AdS black hole which is dual to a thermal conformal field theory, is unitary." Could such an event(if found to be correct) take place that would present some such information about a black hole?
  11. I did just by chance, hear a works by American composer--Elliott Carter called,Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei--which is about a "airborne bubble, bouncing around". It seemed to me, a very good example of a piece of music that was difficult to related to any of the usual kinds of motivating elements in music composition(race, country, religion, picture, etc) and creation. I'm sure there:eek_big: are other music works and composers. I thought it was interesting example.
  12. I got lost, too. I was studying the Standard Model where certain infinite numbers were being included in non-Abelian groups which were made up of ranges (that were considered extremely close together) still contained infinite numbers of fractions. This was being used in trying to find a unified field theory of the four forces--Em, strong/weak and gravity.
  13. What about negative infinity and positive infinity?:confused:
  14. Hallo, Sie konnten benutzten diesen Aufstellungsort für eine sehr grundlegende deutsche Einleitung. Viel Glueck! BBC German Steps - Introducing yourself - Story Doc
  • Create New...