CONTENTS OF THE BOOK
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
AUTHOR’S NOTE: A WARNING TO HOBBITS
INTRODUCTION (WHICH YOU SHOULD ACTUALLY READ)
  • About this book

  • How this book originated

PART I: PQR THEORY
1. What is PQR Theory?
  • Our Universe: Matter, energy, space and time

  • Relativity and the quantum theory

  • Who was Pythagoras?

  • What are the Natural numbers?

  • What is information?

  • The medium is not the message

  • What is Pythagoras’s theorem really telling us​?

2. Physical Existence
  • Do photons exist?

  • Un-real numbers

  • Is space continuous?

  • The death of pi

  • The space-time discontinuum

  • Do Schrödinger waves exist?

  • Do space and time really exist?

 

3. Results of the Theory
  • Some principles of PQR Theory

  • Cause and effect

  • Free will and determinism

  • Your fate is: to make your own fate

  • Are you for real?

  • Shaving Schrödinger’s cat with Occam’s razor

  • Quantum mechanics

  • Interpretations of quantum mechanics

  • The perverse multiverse

  • Quantum field theory and electrodynamics

  • Dark matter

  • Quarks

  • Applying Occam’s razor to PQR Theory

4. Some Unanswered Questions
  • Are the constants of physics changing? And if not, why not?

  • How old is the Universe?

  • Timeline of the Big Bang

  • Is energy conserved over long time periods?

  • Is space expanding, or is it subdividing?

  • Some unanswerable questions

    • What is the Universe?

    • Where is the Universe?

    • Why does the Universe exist?

    • When did it come into existence?

    • What was there before the Big Bang?

  • Does God exist?

PART II: HOW ONE CAN CREATE A UNIVERSE

 

5. Model Universes
  • A comparison of the models

    • L1 (Level One) “Fareyland”

    • L2 (Level Two) “The Flatrack”

    • L3 (Level Three) “The Four-D Froth”

 

6. Level 1: Fareyland
  • Geometrical construction: Ford circles

  • Numerical construction: Farey fractions

  • Another form of the Farey fractions: Duads

  • An algebraic formulation

  • Four constructions, one structure

  • The physical interpretation: Space and time

  • Energy and matter

  • An alternate view: Point energy

  • Scaled energy

  • The view from inside

 

7. Level 2: The Flatrack
  • Geometrical construction: Ford spheres

  • The numerical construction

  • An algebraic formulation

  • Toward a physical interpretation

  • Distributions of energy

  • A colorable argument

  • Effects and their causes

  • What is gravity?

  • Fun with photons

 

8. Level 3: The Four-D Froth
  • Geometrical construction: Ford hyperspheres

  • Numerical construction: Tetrads

  • Algebraic construction: Gosset quintets

  • Future research

 

Afterword: Do other universes exist?
GLOSSARY OF SELECTED TERMS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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