tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post6610578969013868350..comments2024-10-03T12:33:45.088-07:00Comments on Dark Buzz: Electric charge and local fieldsRogerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03474078324293158376noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-27646220903625650452018-07-19T21:35:10.772-07:002018-07-19T21:35:10.772-07:00Dear Roger,
``When a field theory is quantized, n...Dear Roger,<br /><br />``When a field theory is quantized, notorious infinities arise.''<br /><br />Must be so only in the relativistic settings, right? Can you provide a simpler example, or even a made-up (hypothetical case) example, but in the non-relativistic settings? <br /><br />In particular, does the idea of the self-force on a point-particle electron illustrate the cancelling of infinities you are talking about? <br /><br />Do you have any further explanation or comment to offer on the second answer (the one by ``mcFreid'') here: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/99285/the-problem-of-self-force-on-point-charges . Thanks in advance.<br /><br />Best,<br /><br />--Ajit<br />Ajit R. Jadhavhttps://ajitjadhav.wordpress.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-23570873756921702552018-07-19T07:02:29.893-07:002018-07-19T07:02:29.893-07:00Mathematicians are constantly muddying the waters ...Mathematicians are constantly muddying the waters with ugliness and ad hoc amateur shows. In clifford algebra, multiplication by i is just a rotation by 90 degrees, and multiplying twice by i is a rotation by 180 degrees (negation). Not to get into the topic of normed division algebras but mathematicians just invent junk they don't even understand. They make a mess and refuse to clean it up.<br />https://slehar.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/clifford-algebra-a-visual-introduction/<br />https://slehar.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/geometric-algebra-projective-geometry/<br />https://slehar.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/geometric-algebra-conformal-geometry/MD Coryhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05342743632013663077noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-88899781702061373242018-07-18T11:56:15.178-07:002018-07-18T11:56:15.178-07:00"The whole theory of electromagnetism is thus..."The whole theory of electromagnetism is thus the inevitable consequence of looking for a geometric theory obeying locality."<br /><br />It is well established that photons of light are electromagnetic fields.<br /><br />Are you saying that photons thus obey locality, and can never be entangled?Golden Number Ratiohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06047804495884984100noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-15995221086619763392018-07-18T09:59:53.057-07:002018-07-18T09:59:53.057-07:00Charge is not math. Nor is the charge field. Until...Charge is not math. Nor is the charge field. Until you have an underlying theory that can explain what these things are besides '+' and '-' signs in a diagram, then you are diddling with epicycles. This is why physics is so screwed up, too much unassigned math.CFTnoreply@blogger.com