Books

The Quantum Bicycle Society is proud to offer the following selection of books.
Below you will find:

1. Quicycle Books: Works of non-fiction & science fiction by Quicycle members.
2. Books by Quicyclists: Selected works published elsewhere by Quicycle members.


1. Quicycle Books

Works of non-fiction & science fiction by Quicycle members.

1.1. Non-Fiction
1.2. Science Fiction


1.1. Non-Fiction

TITLE: HOW TO BUILD A UNIVERSE: Beyond The Standard Models
AUTHOR: Vivian Robinson

This groundbreaking book describes the makeup of our universe, from the fabric of spacetime, to the smallest subatomic particles, to the largest structures in the universe. It employs 3 spacial dimensions and 1 time dimension, and mathematics that is accessible to the average science graduate.

In addition to illuminating the substructure of the elementary subatomic particles, the model presented also seeks to explain several phenomena that have troubled physicists and cosmologists for many years.

These include:
– The manner in which protons and neutrons bond in a nucleus
– The structure and properties of any nucleus of any A & Z
– The aspect of nuclear structure that yields stability vs radioactivity
– The nature of gravity
– Redshift
– Galactic rotation
– And much more.

Publication Number: QB0004
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Click on the LINKS below for VIDEO PRESENTATIONS related to this content:
QC021: Dr. Vivian Robinson: Photons, Particles, Matter, and Relativity
QC043: Dr. Vivian Robinson: The Structure Of Electrons Protons Neutrons & Neutrinos
QC045: Dr. Vivian Robinson: The Elementary Particles
QC060: Dr. Vivian Robinson: The Robinson Model Of Nuclear Binding
QC078: Dr. Vivian Robinson: The Structure And Properties Of Any Atomic Nucleus


1.2. Science Fiction

TITLE: THE INTREPID: Dawn Of The Interstellar Age
AUTHOR: Arnie Benn

When crews on the first two interstellar missions confront the same confounding mystery, their dispute over what it means will threaten the future of humanity. 

Thirty years after the last war, in a world of plentiful energy, Lunar and Mars bases, and a global federation of nations, an international crew of exceptional men and women sets out on humanity’s first interstellar mission. Their goal: to explore the closest potentially habitable planet in the Alpha Centauri star system. But what they find when they get there raises intriguing questions surrounding our place in the universe, our past, and our future.

The stakes become elevated by the unexplained presence of another ship from the solar system, a ship with weapons. When the two crews interpret the perplexing find on the surface quite differently, it brings them into a conflict that threatens to lead to a nuclear showdown. 

They may be over 4 light years from Earth, but the implications could not hit closer to home. And they are too far away for two-way communication.

More than just another space saga, this wild, hard sci-fi ensemble drama (with just a touch of romance) digs deep into human nature and the animal instinct that keeps us from elevating our existence. The only question left: is humanity doomed to repeat its mistakes, or are we ready to take the next crucial step?

The Intrepid is also rich in accurate scientific detail. One example: Relativity and high-speed travel can significantly affect the timelines of travelers compared to those they left behind on Earth. Sure, go to Proxima Centauri for a few months… but you’ll miss the next decade of your children’s lives on Earth. A couple more trips and they’ll be older than you.

Other examples include:
– the way it might look when traveling at relativistic speeds towards some stars but away from others,
– why Han Solo could not have done the ‘Kessel Run’ in 12 parsecs (see Glossary),
– an interesting resolution to the Fermi Paradox relating to the lack of extra-terrestrial radio signals,
– debating the Big Bang and the expansion of the universe,
– what really happens when a human is exposed to space,
– and more…

FEATURING an extensive Glossary Of Scientific Terms.
INTRODUCING brand new, ground-breaking scientific discoveries:
– the nature of the electron: it is a photon of light traveling in a circle — in a donut-shaped double-loop rotation, from which its charge can be calculated, and unifying the quantum and classical realms,
– the nature of gravity resulting from the quantum, photonic properties of particles.

Publication Number: QB0005
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Click on the LINKS below for Quicycle VIDEO PRESENTATIONS related to this content:

QV0007: Dr. John G. Williamson: Unifying the Electron’s Particle & Wave Natures
QC0039: Arnie Benn: The Fractal Physics of Nature
QC0060: Dr. Vivian Robinson: The Robinson Model Of Nuclear Binding
QC0106: Dr. Vivian Robinson: The Physics of Einstein’s Gravity


2. Books by Quicyclists

Selected works published elsewhere by Quicycle members.

FROM ATOMS TO HIGGS BOSON:
Voyages In Quasi-Spacetime

Chary Rangacharyulu & Christopher Polachic

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Publication Number: QB0003

The announcement in 2012 that the Higgs boson had been discovered was understood as a watershed moment for the Standard Model of particle physics. It was deemed a triumphant event in the reductionist quest that had begun centuries ago with the ancient Greek natural philosophers. Physicists basked in the satisfaction of explaining to the world that the ultimate cause of mass in our universe had been unveiled at CERN, Switzerland. The Standard Model of particle physics is now understood by many to have arrived at a satisfactory description of entities and interactions on the smallest physical scales: elementary quarks, leptons, and intermediary gauge bosons residing within a four-dimensional spacetime continuum.

Throughout the historical journey of reductionist physics, mathematics has played an increasingly dominant role. Indeed, abstract mathematics has now become indispensable in guiding our discovery of the physical world. Elementary particles are endowed with abstract existence in accordance with their appearance in complicated equations. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, originally intended to estimate practical measurement uncertainties, now bequeaths a numerical fuzziness to the structure of reality. Particle physicists have borrowed effective mathematical tools originally invented and employed by condensed matter physicists to approximate the complex structures and dynamics of solids and liquids and bestowed on them the authority to define basic physical reality. The discovery of the Higgs boson was a result of these kinds of strategies, used by particle physicists to take the latest steps on the reductionist quest.

This book offers a constructive critique of the modern orthodoxy into which all aspiring young physicists are now trained, that the ever-evolving mathematical models of modern physics are leading us toward a truer understanding of the real physical world. The authors propose that among modern physicists, physical realism has been largely replaced―in actual practice―by quasirealism, a problematic philosophical approach that interprets the statements of abstract, effective mathematical models as providing direct information about reality. History may judge that physics in the twentieth century, despite its seeming successes, involved a profound deviation from the historical reductionist voyage to fathom the mysteries of the physical universe.

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KNOTS AND PHYSICS
Louis H. Kauffman

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Publication Number: QB0002

This invaluable book is an introduction to knot and link invariants as generalized amplitudes for a quasi-physical process. The demands of knot theory, coupled with a quantum-statistical framework, create a context that naturally and powerfully includes an extraordinary range of interrelated topics in topology and mathematical physics. The author takes a primarily combinatorial stance toward knot theory and its relations with these subjects. This stance has the advantage of providing direct access to the algebra and to the combinatorial topology, as well as physical ideas.The book is divided into two parts: Part I is a systematic course on knots and physics starting from the ground up, and Part II is a set of lectures on various topics related to Part I. Part II includes topics such as frictional properties of knots, relations with combinatorics, and knots in dynamical systems.In this new edition, articles on other topics, including Khovanov Homology, have been included.

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ZERO TO INFINITY:
The Foundations of Physics

Peter Rowlands

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Publication Number: QB0001

Unique in its field, this book uses a methodology that is entirely new, creating the simplest and most abstract foundations for physics to date. The author proposes a fundamental description of process in a universal computational rewrite system, leading to an irreducible form of relativistic quantum mechanics from a single operator. This is not only simpler, and more fundamental, but also seemingly more powerful than any other quantum mechanics formalism available. The methodology finds immediate applications in particle physics, theoretical physics and theoretical computing. In addition, taking the rewrite structure more generally as a description of process, the book shows how it can be applied to large-scale structures beyond the realm of fundamental physics.

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