## LRC Research Program

The scientific staff of the LRC conducts research in two new areas of science, scalar physics and scalar mathematics. The study of scalar physics is based on the assumption that space is the reciprocal of time. The possibility of the reciprocal approach in physics was first recognized by __Larson__ (1959). The study of scalar mathematics is based on an operational interpretation (OI) of number, as opposed to the usual quantitative interpretation (QI). The possibility of the OI approach in algebra was probably first recognized by Grassmann and Clifford, as noted by Hestenes (1986), who uses it in his Geometric Algebra. We use it to define the reciprocal relation between two natural numbers, a ratio of proportions that has two “directions,” greater than, and less than, equal proportions.

The change in the fundamental assumption as to the nature of space and time, and the correspondence of this assumption with the OI of rational numbers, which is the foundation of scalar physics and mathematics, is so new and revolutionary that it is not yet established in the mainstream practice of normal science. Thus, it is the mission of the LRC to foster and encourage scientific investigation of the consequences of this new assumption, by employing academically qualified physicists and mathematicians who can exploit their training to develop the theoretical consequences of the system, to prepare scientific papers reporting their results, and to participate in annual and quarterly LRC conferences and seminars, where they can present and defend their conclusions to the greater scientific community.

The LRC research activities are conducted under the direction of the LRC Research Committee, the chair of which is the LRC Director. The members of this committee are the chiefs of the four research divisions of the LRC:

1) The Microcosmic Research Division

2) The Mesocosmic Research Division

3) The Macrocosmic Research Division

4) The Mathematics Research Division

The LRC Research Committe is responsible for hiring and supervising the work of qualified professionals to engage, on a full or part-time basis, in the scientific investigation and development of the structure of the physical universe document (SPUD). The SPUD is a hyperlinked document based on the logical structure of the theoretical development. It is located in the LRC Wiki.

### New Bottle for the New Wine

As the old adage admonishes us, we should never put new wine in old bottles, lest the bottle break and the wine be lost. Hence, the new wine of scalar physics and mathematics needs a new bottle of science, scalar science, if you will, to contain it.

However, to state that constructing a new science of physics is a daunting task is grossly understating the challenge. Indeed, it appears to be an impossible task at this late date in mankind’s endeavor to unify the laws of physics. The current science, or what we refer to at the LRC as the legacy science of physical theory (LST), is the program of research inaugurated by Newton almost four centuries ago. Newton’s progam of research, in turn, was founded on the best work of many of history’s brightest men, during the hundreds of centuries preceding him. The LST program of research has given us the advanced power, transportation and communications systems, that are the foundation of our vast modern civilization, with its incredibly dense and intricate complex of industry and science. How, then, can one contemplate a new science of physics?

### The New Scalar Science

To understand what prompts us to assert that a new science of scalar physics is possible, it must be recognized that legacy science is a science of the physics of vectors; that is, it is the science of the relative motion of objects, which can only be described by a vector. Scalar science, on the other hand, is the science of the physics of scalars; that is, it is the science of the relative value of scalars. The difference between a scalar motion and a vectorial motion is that, while a vectorial motion is the motion of an object in some direction, a scalar motion is not. A scalar motion is not the motion of an object, and it is not motion in some direction. It is simply motion in the most general sense: It consists entirely in the ratio of the rates of change of two eternally increasing quantities, the quantities of space and the reciprocal quantity of space, the quantity of time.

To expound the philosophical basis of the new science in detail, the LRC Research Committee maintains a document called the Scalar Science Document (SSD). The SSD is located in the LRC Wiki and is intended to be a “living” document, in the sense that it is expected to be continually revised and updated, as we learn more about the new scalar science.