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A spectrum is a continuum of a property within a dynamic system.
Hypothesis: All things and concepts of the universe are spectrographic output displays resulting from the interference between and within the multitude of spectrums that make up the entire universe.
If the hypothesis is true, it is then possible to describe everything within the universe as lying upon, comprising, being connected by, or capable of being described by one or more of many types of spectrums. This would provide a powerful tool for discovering previously unknown relationships between processes and events and perhaps reveal the purpose and origin of many universal constants.
As an example, consider relationships between gravitation, mass, space-time and fields as being locations upon a grand spectral scheme. Just as radio, heat, light, and cosmic rays were found to be of the electromagnetic spectrum, extrapolation may reveal that mass could exist as a part of this spectrum, then further up the line, space-time and gravitation could be occupying a prominent portion. Stretching this concept to the limit, consider that the electromagnetic spectrum may be circular and continuous, such that the extreme ends merge, where space-time-gravitation become part of the physical phenomenal world via the electromagnetic spectrum.
There may be many types of spectra: open (unbounded), closed (zero-based), circular, interconnected, parallel dependent, parallel independent, and more. A few examples of each spectrum type that can be classified:
· Open (continuous) spectra: number lines, electromagnetic, magnitude of size, complexity, consciousness, perhaps time, etc.
· Closed spectra: temperature scale, perhaps time, living system hierarchies, etc.
· Circular: geometric shapes (Mobius strips, a trip around a circumference), perhaps time
· Interconnected: the permittivity-permeability-light triad of free space, the observed four dimensions of space-time, etc.
· Parallel and independent: electric and magnetic fields
· Parallel and dependent: the complexity spectrum tied to the size spectrum, etc.
· Integrating over a spectrum mathematically raises it by one dimension, serving to encapsulate the underlying process
· The universal wave function could be the integral sum of all spectra
· It is possible that some of the mysterious constants of nature are crossing points of interaction between two or more spectra
· The electromagnetic spectrum has been defined by the formula, E=hf, relating the quantum of action to energy. The key is to define all other spectra by a similarly succinct elegant concept
· A magnetic field is a closed type spectrum, the electric field an open spectrum, both being independent, yet dependent when in the form of light waves
· In the Magnitude of Size Spectrum (MOSS), from the infinitely small to infinitely large, a discontinuity within this spectrum is identified by the inverse square law, which may be the “pole center” where this spectrum becomes circular and continuous, much as is a magnetic field.
Conclusions: perhaps the universe is a complex of spectra, revealing as a multitude of spectrographic outputs. And perhaps the unifying principle, being the process that spreads out and makes all spectra observable, is Time. So as gravitation tends to condense, Time tends to expand.
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