Thursday, 17 January 2013

What is a force?

What if you could answer every question in science by simply changing how you use words to describe your findings? What if the biggest problem confronting science today was the lack of attention to the terminology that scientists use? That the point that I hope I am making in my book. most people assume that all scientists are intelligent and educated enough to express themselves thru language. No one ever thinks to analyze the use of some common every day terms such as "force" or "dis-order".
These two terms are so well known that no one except for maybe lawyers have ever had to sit down and analyze them in different contexts. The word force is defined as any influence that causes an object to undergo a certain change, either concerning its movement, direction, or geometrical construction. Sounds cut and dried doesn't it? But what exactly is meant by influence when we are talking about gravitational force? Or how about the strong force that holds atoms together? This is where things get confusing.
When we look at an atom or at gravity we are hard pressed to define what the influence is. Force is a great word when we are talking about mechanics or some human activity but not when we are discussing a force that has no apparent influence but supposedly just exists.
The answer is quite simple though. All forces are actually different forms of equilibrium and dis-equilibrium. An atom stay's together because it is in a state of equilibrium. When we use the words equilibrium and dis-equilibrium we can suddenly do what science has been trying to do for centuries. We can link every force imaginable together. All forces are merely different forms of equilibrium and dis-equilibrium.
Until my next post ask yourself this. Does disorder exist in physics or is it merely an opinion?

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