Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Fields in Mathematics, relation theory, physics.:

_____________
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

Author Item Summary Meta data

Books on Amazon

II 105
Field/Genz: has replaced the ether. It is something that assigns numbers to every place and time. For example, temperature distribution. The field is the assignment itself. Here you need a number per location
For example, wind distribution: here you need two numbers per location: one for strength and one for direction.
Field/Abstraction/Genz: as abstraction the field is no problem.
Problem: that there are fields that represent the last reality. There is no material substrate here.
Reality/Genz: the term is thus forced to change.
Field/Immaterial: Light, for example, can simply be abstract field sizes that oscillate when light propagates, which cannot be traced back to any material reality.
---
II 106
II 107
Fields: e.g. speed of a river from shore to shore, e.g. angle of inclination of grasses of a meadow, e.g. the speed of the clouds, e.g. the ups and downs of points of a violin string, e.g. the bow wave of a ship (a moving deformation) e.g. alignment of iron chips by a magnet.
Reality/Genz: we attribute them to fields when they obey equations that describe them.
Maxwell's equations/Genz: (for electric and magnetic fields): only differ from the equations describing water currents in their mathematical details.
Mathematical Substrate/Fields/Genz: could not be found. Thus the fields became more and more the last reality.
Field: creates its particles! And they always have to.
---
II 108
Therefore, there is no empty space without fields.
Fields: are not a substrate of vibrations, but the vibrations themselves. This is also the reason why elementary particles of the same type are always absolutely identical.
Field/Newton: his theory did not use any fields, but instead had to assume instantaneous propagation - i. e. long-distance effect.
Transmission/Gravity/Field/Genz: the body that exerts an effect usually has already left the place when the force begins to act. For example, the sun is standing in a place 8 minutes away from where it was standing when the effect was exerted by it.
Field: one has tried to eliminate fields by assuming the effect of particles on particles. This turned out to be extremely complicated, especially since one had to explain time delay.
---
II 109
Gravity/Field/Genz: gravity can transfer energy (impulse and angular momentum). Therefore, a theory that would only know cause and effect instead of fields would have to override conservation laws during transmission (?).
Fields/Genz: The same applies to all fields.
Existence/Field/Genz: whether they exist is a pointless question outside the theories which accept them. The status of the fields can only be described by if-then sentences.
---
II 115
Field/Genz: Fields can never be completely absent. They have to fluctuate by zero. In their basic state they disappear net but not gross.
Material property/object/thing/Genz: that fields must always be present may appear to some as a possible property of a material thing, but not to others.
Material/Matter/Genz: when something is material, it forms a medium in relation to which an observer is always in a measurable speed.
Field/Genz: for fields in the ground state, however, the theory implies that this is impossible, since an observer determines his speed in relation to it.

_____________
Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Gz I
H. Genz
Gedankenexperimente Weinheim 1999

Gz II
Henning Genz
Wie die Naturgesetze Wirklichkeit schaffen. Über Physik und Realität München 2002

> Counter arguments against Genz

> Suggest your own contribution | > Suggest a correction | > Export as BibTeX Datei

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-05-20