Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A concept of triggered recurrence

As we experience the world, we observe,  record, and refine spatial-temporal patterns at various levels of abstraction ("concepts").  We then use these to describe/explain new observations/patterns.  I am interested in finding new concepts with which to describe reality. (see my blogs of 21 Jan. 2016 and 10 Jan. 2016 for example) Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou recurrence is related to an interesting concept Asa H has developed.  The pattern of activity described as "a volunteer fire brigade" is triggered by and follows the occurrence of a fire.  Asa H has developed the concept of a spatial-temporal pattern that recurs but only when triggered by the proper circumstances (rather than at some regular time interval).
Some of my colleagues think that I have given up physics altogether.  But I am trying to find better ways to describe reality.  This is physics at its most basic level.  Maybe there is not mass, not particles, not waves, not quantum fields but rather.......................

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