Welcome to the LRC Wiki!
This Wiki is intended to help in understanding the program of theoretical physics research conducted at the Larson Research Center (LRC), in Salt Lake City, Utah. The physicists and mathematicians on the staff of the LRC conduct their research based on a new system of physical theory, derived from Dewey B. Larson’s monumental work, The Structure of the Physical Universe.
Known as the Reciprocal System of Physical Theory (RST), this new system, documented in three volumes, enabled Larson to develop the world’s first general theory of physics. It is the labor of the LRC scientists to learn to apply the RST in developing new physical theory that corrects, extends and refines Larson’s initial theory, based on his new system, which constitutes a theoretical universe of motion, called the Reciprocal System theory (RSt).
The LRC is organized to support the efforts of its scientists to accomplish this worthy goal, and also to support their efforts to expound the merits of the new physical theory, and to publish the results of comparing the calculated properties of RSt theoretical entities to the corresponding values of the properties of physical entities, established by experimental observations.
LRC Research Activities
The theoretical research activity of the center is conducted under the auspices of the LRC Research Program, the research of which is divided into two areas, scalar physics and scalar mathematics. The three categories of scalar physics are:
1) The Microcosmic realm of theoretical studies, which includes the fields of particle physics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics.
2) The Mesocosmic realm, which includes the fields of condensed matter physics, molecular physics, and plasma physics.
3) The Macrocosmic realm, which includes the fields of astrophysics, geophysics, and cosmology.
Since the development of the necessary consequences of the RST leads to new conclusions in every field of LST physics, the scope of the work is literally universal. This is why Larson was able to develop the world’s first general theory of the structure of the physical universe in his RSt, the universe of motion. However, it’s important to understand that the RSt constitutes the initial application of the new scalar system, and, in this sense, it is, perhaps, best to regard it as analogous to a survey course in the new physics of scalar motion. In other words, while it is indispensable for many reasons, it must be recognized that Larson’s RSt is only the starting point of RST-based theoretical research, not the final word.
Larson recognized this important distinction between his new system of theory and the first theory produced by it, but he didn’t do so formally, as we have done with the separate designations RST and RSt. The reason that we have done this is to help emphasize the distinction Larson first made that, while the development of theory, based on the new scalar system, will always be a work in progress, the development of the system is not. The RST is, and must remain, a fixed structure, because it is the fixed character of the system, and its necessary consequences, that enables us to verify its validity, and therefore it can never be changed to suit our preferences or prejudices.
As the validity of the RST is established with greater and greater certainty, the nature of our understanding of reality is fundamentally changed. Thus, it is vitally important that we hold inviolate the fundamental postulates that form the system, while we strive to identify, to develop, to refine, and to test the necessary consequences of these fundamental assumptions, to the best of our ability.
In order to develop new physical theory, by applying the new scalar system of physics in a scientific program of research, a new form of mathematics is needed that is suitable for the new scalar concepts of motion, momentum and energy. Thus, while the laws of vectorial physics are described in the language of vectorial mathematics, the laws of scalar physics have to be described in the language of scalar mathematics. Defining, investigating, and proving the theorems of scalar mathematics is the task of the LRC’s Mathematical Research Division.
The mathematicians of this division develop the principles of scalar mathematics using the Reciprocal System of Mathematics (RSM). The RSM is based on two fundamental axioms and their first corollary, which provide the foundation for developing a mathematical language for describing scalar physics by employing operationally interpreted (OI) reciprocal numbers. Using the OI, the system of rational numbers takes on a whole new meaning, wherein the principles of reciprocity and symmetry form the foundation of reality manifest both in physics and mathematics. Therefore, the RSM is not just a formalism of the RST, but actually emerges from the same underlying reality of order in progression.
LRC Scientific Outreach Activities
Because the RST is a new system of physical theory, the LRC also seeks to reach out to the academic and scientific communities to explain and expound what it is that makes it a new system, and how it embraces the existing system of physical theory, and explains many of the perplexing troubles modern physicists are currently facing.
This work is conducted through the LRC’s Scientific Outreach Program, which organizes and conducts live and online meetings where scientists meet to discuss the research results presented by LRC staff, as well as the notable reports of observation and experiment, such as the recently discovered phenomena currently attributed to the effects of “dark energy” and “dark matter,” and those associated with the behavior of condensed matter, etc.
As the work of the LRC progresses, it is anticipated that its outreach activities will become more and more accepted by the mainstream communities and institutions of theoretical physics, although it will undoubtedly take a long period of time and persistent effort, before that recognition becomes a reality.
LRC Educational Outreach Activities
Meanwhile, it is also important to recognize that the unfamiliar nature of a system of physical theory creates an opportunity for the LRC to conduct educational activities, that seek to teach the basic principles of the new scalar system, contrasting them with the principles of the legacy system of physical theory, which are based on the vector system, and to explain the nature of the major consequences of the different assumptions inherent in the two systems of theory, and how the systems work together to describe the physical structure of the universe, and its dynamics.
To help do this, this wiki has been established, which is maintained by the LRC’s Educational Outreach Program. This program also develops tutorial and overview presentations, and organizes educational and outreach events, designed to foster the understanding of the RST and the mission of the LRC.
The Structure of the Physical Universe (SPU)
The LRC Wiki is organized around two elements: the organizational structure of the LRC, and the logical structure of the universe of motion, referred to as the Structure of the Physical Universe Document, or SPUD, which is a set of pages linked together and organized to reflect the theoretical structure of the universe of motion. This approach is intended to provide insight into the logical development of the new physics, and to facilitate the learning task of mastering it. When it is finished (it’s very sketchy at this point), it will be the recommended point of entry for those seeking to understand the universe of motion, as studied at the LRC.