The Spectrum of Substance

Field and Matter
Reference: Disturbance Theory

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Historically, Aristotle viewed things as made of matter (substance in general). To him, matter and thought were complementary principles.

Descartes conceived of matter as independent of thought. He postulated matter to be an abstract, reality whose inherent property was limited to extension. He, thus, saw space as property of matter. But he separated matter from thought.

Newton developed Descartes’ notion of matter into the concept of material-substance that had intrinsic properties of extension, hardness, impenetrability, mobility, and inertia. This material-substance then existed within an absolute space. He thus separated matter from space. Newton was, however, troubled by the notion of gravity as “action at a distance.”

Einstein was fascinated by the phenomenon of light. He looked at the concept of light as an electromagnetic phenomenon as developed mathematically by Maxwell from the concept electromagnetic field conceived by Faraday. Faraday saw field as a medium that carried force between material bodies. Einstein then conceived of space as a mathematical reality whose geometry (curvature) could explain the phenomenon of gravity. Einstein thus implied space and electromagnetic phenonomena to be kind of a ghostly mathematical substance.

Based on The Nature of Space, we may now consider space and the electromagnetic phenomena to be made up of actual (not mathematical) field-substance described by the electromagnetic spectrum as follows:

  1. Field-space
  2. Radio waves
  3. Microwave radiation
  4. Terahertz radiation
  5. Infrared radiation
  6. Visible radiation
  7. Ultraviolet radiation
  8. X-ray radiation
  9. Gamma radiation

This spectrum may be referenced from a theoretical Emptiness of zero-inertia.

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The Field-Substance

We may forward the following hypothesis:

Space and matter are not separate and absolute as visualized by Newton. There is a spectrum of substance from space to matter in the form of electromagnetic field.

This field-substance is made of electromagnetic cycles. An electromagnetic cycle consists of dynamically interchanging electric and magnetic energies. This interchange is analogous to the dynamically interchanging kinetic and potential energies of a vibrating mass.

The electromagnetic cycles have characteristic frequencies. The field-substance has different properties associated with different frequencies. The electromagnetic spectrum describes the progression of these frequencies of the field-substance. This progression is broadly listed above.

The electromagnetic cycles spreading in three spatial dimensions forms the electromagnetic field. This field consists of the different characteristics found in the electromagnetic spectrum, which combine to produce turbulence, pulses and quantum particles.

This field is dynamic and seems to constitute the atoms. Within an atom the field seems to converge toward the center with increasing frequency. Ultimately, the field-substance seems to condense into mass at the center of the atom forming a nucleus.

It is within the atom that we find an interface between field and material substances.

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