This may well be the first time you will have seen the entire universe notated on a chart, all numerically and geometrically ordered, in a very granular relation. It is a simple model that opens many questions. The Planck Length is not a point because it has length. Points do not have length. And, if you were to multiply that length over and over again by 2, anywhere from 202.34 times to 206 times, you will be out to the largest possible length, the Observable Universe. It is hard to believe, yet the simple math tells the story. This project uses that range, 202.34 to 205.11 because even though math can be exacting, our knowledge of the age of the universe is not. |
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By the way, these notations are already helping students to understand the relations between disciplines. There is a sense of real order where there was chaos. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Notes about Look-and-feel and Navigation: If a little thumbnail of any picture is displayed, simply refresh your browser and the full-size version should paste in. Also, if any of the letters from right column, the Archives and Meta are bleeding through the image of the Universe Table, please open your window larger (possibly to full screen). Usually if you click on the last sentence in each description you will go to the next page. More notes about the how these charts came to be: Wikipedia on the Planck length Key Surprises: First, just the very small number of notations was a surprise. When we started at one meter and got down to the size of a proton in about 50 steps (at that time, we were dividing each notation in half), it seemed hard to believe. Then, when we got in the range of the Planck Length in another 66 steps, it was puzzling. When we went to the large scale and found only another 90 or so notations, we were flummoxed. The universe divided in thirds. The old logic of the Small Scale, the Human Scale, and the Large Scale universe is in play, yet here the start points are quite different than the historical use of those terms. Here the very logical range for each is defined by simple math. What does it mean to look at the totality of the universe and it in thirds. The simple geometries. If the Planck Length is defined as a single vertex at notation 1, by step 60, it becomes a major structural enterprise. The proton-fermion-electron appear to manifest at step 66. This small scale universe of geometry and numbers is unexplored. Perhaps it is the first step for a science and basic logic for perfected states within this continuum. |