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Hi, my name is Jeret. I really like what Larson has, and I like to think outside the box, and the RST is currently outside the current physical sandbox. I have read a lot and know that RST is the way to go, but now I need/want to learn as much as I can. So I have been going back to the beginning of the articles here. But say for the "New Physics" section, in order for me to go back to the beginning, I have to scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the '5', go to bottom of next page, click on '7', repeat, repeat, and repeat to get to 15th page. I actually printed each page of the "New Math" Section to PDF and numbered the files in proper order. But then I need to start reading from the last article on that page, and work up/backwards. Not fun.

For us new folks, is there an easier way? Can you put a link to the beginning of each discussion/article.

February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeret

This is a problem with the website theme - It's very old and needs to be updated. However, the three blogs (the New Math, the New Physics, and The Trouble with Physics blogs) are not the way to learn from the beginning, anyway.

They are more useful as a resource than a text book. When you have a question or need to clarify something, it can be useful to use the search function, which will pull up key words in relevant posts from all the blogs.

The Structure of the Physical Universe Document (SPUD) is intended to be the RSt survey course.

You can use it to start studying the LRC's RST-based theory (RSt) from the beginning and then work your way up the development for the "Material" side (the "Cosmic" side is a future project, mainly for the astronomical subjects yet to be developed.)

The SPUD is designed to compare the LST concepts with both Larson's RSt and the LRC RSt, to help with learning. It offers its own discussion thread where questions on specific concepts can be discussed as well.

It hasn't been used much in the past, so it's still a work in progress that hasn't been a high priority, until lately. Please feel free to explore it and post questions/comments as desired.

UPDATE: The hyperlinks for the different discussions were messed up, but they are now fixed. The next thing I need to do is make the order of discussions consistent in each topic, but even though they are slightly different in each topic, there shouldn't be any problem navigating them. Let me know, if it's confusing.

February 19, 2013 | Registered CommenterDoug

I am currently reading Dewey's "Structure of the Physical Universe." I am at the point where he describes how the motions/rotations form the atoms. I am learning the notation he uses. A bit confusing right now. My brain struggles with using words to describe a model. I am one of those that benefit much better from an image of the model. But I will eventually get it. I will assume you have already wrote a blog on this subject. I have not come across it yet, if you have.

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeret

Hi Jaret.

"The Structure of the Physical Universe" refers to Larson's entire work, in three volumes. You'll have to be more specific, if you really want me to help you.

May 1, 2013 | Registered CommenterDoug

on page 110 of the PDF that I have, which is the part of volume 1 (the beginning). I don't really have a specific question yet. I like this part of the book, because he is explaining the 3 values (2-1-0 being Helium), So I now understand the Wheel of Elements you made. So progress is being made. My brain is evolving! yeah! I truly believe that Larson is our generations Galileo.

May 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeret

That's the part where I first started to understand as well! Good going.

May 6, 2013 | Registered CommenterDoug