Quantum state may be a real thing
Physicists summon up their courage and go after the nature of reality.
At the very heart of quantum mechanics lies a monster waiting to consume unwary minds. This monster goes by the name The Nature of Reality™. The greatest of physicists have taken one look into its mouth, saw the size of its teeth, and were consumed. Niels Bohr denied the existence of the monster after he nonchalantly (and very quietly) exited the monster’s lair muttering “shut up and calculate.” Einstein caught a glimpse of the teeth and fainted. He was reportedly rescued by Erwin Schrödinger at great personal risk, but neither really recovered from their encounter with the beast. The upshot is that we had a group of physicists and philosophers who didn’t believe that quantum mechanics represents reality but that it was all we could see of some deeper, more fundamental theory. A subclass of these scientists believed that the randomness of quantum mechanics would eventually be explained by some non-random, deterministic property that we simply couldn’t directly observe (otherwise known as a hidden variable). Another group ended up believing that quantum mechanics did represent reality, and that, yes, reality was non-local, and possibly not very real either. To one extent or another, these two groups are still around and still generate a fair amount of heat when they are in proximity to each other. Over the years, you would have to say that the scales have been slowly tipping in favor of the latter group. Experiments and theory have largely eliminated hidden variables. Bohm’s pilot wave, a type of hidden variable, has to be pretty extraordinary to be real.
This has left us with more refined arguments to settle. One of these is about whether the wave function represents reality or just an observer’s view of reality. (via Quantum state may be a real thing | Ars Technica)
Sleep is the best meditation. - Dalai Lama
Mahesh studied physics at Allahabad University and earned a degree in 1942
John Samuel Hagelin (born June 9, 1954) is an American particle physicist, three-time candidate of the Natural Law Party for President of the United States (1992, 1996 and 2000), and director of the Transcendental Meditation movement for the United States.
A former researcher at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) (1981–1982) and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) (1982–1983), Hagelin is now Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at Maharishi University of Management (MUM). He has conducted research into unified field theory and the Maharishi Effect. His position on consciousness and its relationship to the unified field is not accepted by other physicists.
Non-academic positions Hagelin holds include an appointment by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as Raja of Invincible America, president of the David Lynch Foundation and Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Maharishi University of Management.
The Tao of Physics
by Fritjof Capra, Wildwood House, London, 1975
"…challenges much of conventional wisdom by demonstrating striking parallels between ancient mystical traditions and the discoveries of 20th century physics."
The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
by Gary Zukav, William Morrow and Company, Inc.; 1st edition (1979)
"…is the bible for non-physicists who want to know about quantum mechanics, particle physics, and relativity."
Quantum Reality: Beyond the New Physics
Anchor; First edition (February 20, 1987)
One of the best-kept secrets of science—a veritable skeleton in the science closet—is the fact that physicists have lost their grip on reality. Quantum theory is the most comprehensive and accurate theory known to man, describing nature at all scales from quark to quasar and forming the foundation for numerous technologies including lasers, semiconductors and nuclear power. But the price physicists have paid for this powerful theory is the loss of an overall picture of how the world works. “Who could have imagined”, Einstein once remarked about this reality crisis in physics, “that we would come to know so much yet understand so little?”
“How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival,” by David Kaiser, associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, W. W. Norton & Company; (July 16, 2012)
"Fritjof Capra, who made his fortune with the countercultural classic “The Tao of Physics” (1975) was part of the Fundamental Fysiks Group, as was Nick Herbert, another dropout from the establishment who dabbled in superluminal communication and wrote his own popular book, “Quantum Reality: Beyond the New Physics” (1985). Gary Zukav, a roommate of Sarfatti’s, cashed in with “The Dancing Wu Li Masters” (1979). I’d known about the quantum zeitgeist and read some of the books, but I was surprised to learn from Kaiser how closely all these people were entangled in the same web."
I think that to find the answer to “Why Physics and Yoga?” is also to find the answer to “Life, the Universe and Everything.” And so, it is a life-long quest.
Harvard-Kyoto - A Tcl/Tk/Wish application for composing and transcribing Devanagari text into Unicode suitable for encoding into HTML documents. Also generates the KatapayAdhe numerical encoding which Vedic authors reportedly used to hide or remember mathematical formulae.
The Vedic Mathematics Sutras.
This list of sutras is taken from the book Vedic Mathematics, which includes a full list of the sixteen Sutras in Sanskrit, but in some cases a translation of the Sanskrit is not given in the text and comes from elsewhere.
This formula ‘On the Flag’ is not in the list given in Vedic Mathematics, but is referred to in the text.
The main Sutras.
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एकाधिकेन पूर्वेन “Ekadhikena Purvena” By one more than the one before.
निरिवलं नवतशचरमं दशतः “Nikhilam Navatascaramam Dasatah” All from 9 and the last from 10.
ळर्ध्वतिर्यग्भ्यामं “Urdhva-tiryagbhyam” Vertically and Cross-wise
परावर्त्य योजयेत् “Paravartya Yojayet” Transpose and Apply
शूनयं साम्यसमुच्चये “Sunyam Samyasamuccaye” If the Samuccaya is the Same it is Zero
ञप्रानुरूप्ये शून्यं ञप्रन्यत् “(Anurupye) Sunyamanyat” If One is in Ratio the Other is Zero
संकलन व्यवकलनाभ्यां “Sankalana-vyavakalanabhyam” By Addition and by Subtraction
पूरणापूरणाभ्यां “Puranapuranabhyam” By the Completion or Non-Completion
चलनकलनाभ्याम् “Calana-Kalanabhyam” Differential Calculus
यावदूनं “Yavadunam” By the Deficiency
व्यपिटसमपिटः “Vyastisamastih” Specific and General
शेषाण्यडेन चरमेण “Sesanyankena Caramena” The Remainders by the Last Digit
सोपान्तयदयमन्तयं “Sopantyadvayamantyam” The Ultimate and Twice the Penultimate
एफनयूनेन पूर्वन “Ekanyunena Purvena” By One Less than the One Before
गुणितससुच्चयः “Gunitasamuccayah” The Product of the Sums
गुणकससुच्चयः “Gunakasamuccayah”All the Multipliers
The sub Sutras (Corollaries).
Sub sutra - - - - - - - - - -> Translation
ञप्रानुरूप्येण “Anurupyena” Proportionately
शिप्यते शेषसंजः “Sisyate Sesasamjna” The Remainder Remains Constant
ञप्राधमाधेनान्तयमन्तयेन “Adyamadnyenantya-mantyena” The First by the First and the Last by the Last
केवलैः सत्पकं गुण्यात् “Kevalaih Saptakam Gunyat” For 7 the Multiplicand is 143
वेप्टनम् “Vestanam” By Osculation
यावदूनं तावढुनं “Yavadunam Tavadunam” Lessen by the Deficiency
यावढूनं तावढूनीकत्य वनँ च योजयेत् “Yavadunam Tavadunikrtya Varganca Yojayet” Whatever the Deficiency lessen by that amount and set up the Square of the Deficiency
ञप्रन्तययोर्दशकेऽपि “Antyayordasake’pi” Last Totalling 10
ञप्रन्तययोरेव “Antyayoreva” Only the Last Terms
समुच्चयगुणितः “Samuccayagunitah” The Sum of the Products
लोपनस्भापनाभ्यां “Lopanasthapanabhyam” By Alternative Elimination and Retention
विलोकनं “Vilokanam” By Mere Observation
गुणितसमच्चुयः समुच्चयगुणिपः “Gunitamuccayah Samuccayagunitah” The Product of the Sums is the Sum of the Products
ध्वजाड “Dwajad”On the Flag
Maharishi Sthapatya Vedic Architecture and Ecological Urbanism
What Cellular Automaton describes this urban growth pattern?
The Sephiroth — The Tree of Life of the Hebrew Kabballah — Rendered in Mathematica
The Hebrew translations of the Zodiacal symbols in the Sephiroth:
1 Kether = Pluto; 2 Chokmah = Neptune; 3 Binah = Saturn; 4 Chesed = Jupiter; 5 Geburah = Mars; 6 Tiphareth = Sun; 7 Netzach = Venus; 8 Hod = Mercury; 9 Yesod = Moon; 10 Malkuth = Earth
Inputs to the network flow simulation can be derived from the following:
A running simulation of the planetary positions by date: (Digital Orrery)
A running simulation of the phases of the moon by date:
I don’t think that we have an existing application for tracking the motion of the Sun along the Ecliptic —
Although it is related to (the inverse function of?) The Equation of Time and the Precession of the Equinoxes.
How do we quantify the positions of the planets? (Relative to…? We have Constellations in Mathematica code, although they do not appear explicitly in the Sephiroth) Phases of the Moon? (What are the astrological “Houses” of the Moon?) But, I think that we have all the information necessary to compute planetary positions, phase of the moon and Sun’s position along the ecliptic for any date. (E.g., birth date,
Quantites in a Network Flow simulation are generally some sort of “cost” of traversing a given edge. What are the quantities which flow between the nodes in the Sephiroth? How do you compute the output of the network flow? I think that it is, generally the “path of least resistance”, over all of the cost functions.