I have established this Web site to share some of my theories and interests in the
field of physics. I have been exploring physics as a hobby for many years, although
my background is in chemistry.
Science classes portray science in two different ways. In general, science is presented
as reasonable and understandable. However, Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and Particle
Physics are presented as mystical and non-intuitive. There is the strong implication
that only a few geniuses have the mathematical abilities to understand these subjects
I submit that this attitude negatively impacts society. It promotes mysticism in
general, frustrates inquisitive minds, and belittles people, implying they are incapable
of understanding these things themselves, and therefore must trust some "authority".
It is true that difficult mathematics was often involved in "discovering" these subjects,
but it seems that simpler math and physical models such as the kind used by 19th
century physicists can often produce many of the same equations and predict the same
quantities earlier, more difficult math produced. The following papers are simple
and intuitive approaches to these supposedly intractable subjects.