Tag: axioms

Calculating. Without calculating.
Engineers have designed a metamaterial device that can solve integral equations. The device works by encoding parameters into the properties of an incoming electromagnetic wave; once inside, the device’s unique structure manipulates the wave in such a way that it exits encoded with the solution to a preset integral equation for that arbitrary input. (1) […]

How do we know the stars are suns? (On the limits of astronomy)
Abstract: The Sun being another star is common knowledge. However, as it happens with all things that are considered obvious, few can actually name exactly who and how the Sun was considered as just another star. It seems that besides evidence from stellar spectroscopy and the measurement of astronomical distances, philosophical principles also played a […]

Philosophical dogmatism inhibiting the antiCopernican interpretation of the Michelson Morley experiment
Author: Spyridon Kakos, phD, National Technical University of Athens Goal of the paper The goal of this paper is to investigate scientific assumptions and dogmas related to the mainstream interpretation of the Michelson Morley experiment. The current interpretation denies the possibility of a motionless Earth or the existence of ether, in the context of relativity […]

On the untrustworthiness of axiomaticfounded science
On the untrustworthiness of axiomaticfounded science Spyridon Kakos1, Athens, Greece, July 2020 1 phD, National Technical University of Athens Table of Contents Abstract Περίληψις (Summary in Greek) 1. INTRODUCTION 2. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY 3. RESEARCH METHODS 4. FINDINGS 4.1 Axioms: From Euclid to quantum physics 4.1.1 The case of the 5th axiom 4.1.2 Logic […]

Learning the foundations…
Contrary to widelyheld opinion, taking high school calculus isn’t necessary for success later in college calculus – what’s more important is mastering the prerequisites, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry – that lead to calculus. That’s according to a study of more than 6,000 college freshmen at 133 colleges. (1) Great line of reasoning. Except that we […]
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