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Geometrical Paradigm and Geometrical Interpretation of Physical Fields
What is an electron? What is an electromagnetic field? The geometrical interpretation of these notions is suggested and this can be considered as a step to the establishing of geometrical paradigm in physics where all matter is nothing more than spatial deformations.
By oleg olkhov
Feb. 1, 2016

The modern paradigm goes back to Democritus andconsiders two entities as the basic ones---empty space and all the rest inserted in this space. The Einstein’s theory of general relativity described gravitational field as a curved space and thus stimulated investigations of geometricalparadigm where all mater can be considered as different deformations of one entity---the space. At first main efforts were directed to finding the geometrical meaning of electromagnetic field but there were no attempts to geometrize quantum elementary particles.

Dr.Olkhovwas the first onewho suggested a geometrical representation for free electrons and then used this idea for geometrization of electromagnetic field. Free electrons are described in quantum mechanics by the wave-function that changes periodically with time and spatial coordinates. The author gave a new geometrical interpretation of this periodical dependence suggesting that it reflects symmetry properties of closed deformation of 4-dimensional space-time. Such object looks as amoving defect of the Euclidean 3-space.To demonstrate how it can be the author used the simplest low dimensional realization of our 4-space-time --- 2-dimensional pseudo Euclidean space-time, whose inhabitants are one dimensional creatures living in the one dimensional Euclidean space. The usual torus was considered as example of closed geometrical object in this space.In Euclidean space this torus looks like a known closed object (left Fig.A),but in pseudo-Euclidean space our torus looks as

hyperboloid (Fig.B). Cross-sections of this hyperboloid by planes parallel to XY-plane taken for different values of time describe the movement of expanding circle in this plane. The habitants of the one dimensional world could only detect the points of intersection X(T) of expanding circle with their world and they will interpret these points as moving quantum particle. As for the circle itself, it will be considered as a defect of the “physical” one dimensional Euclidean space situated in external two dimensional space. In our 3-dimensional space an electron appears to be a moving microscopic region of this space where Euclidean geometry is distorted and this region is theintersection with the spatial defect situated in the external space. The fact that an electron can be represented as a part of some geometrical object moving in the external space leads to an idea that an electromagnetic field should bealso represented as a geometrical object with the space dimensionality more than three.

Dr.Olkhov suggested that electric and magnetic fields can be represented by different components of torsion tensor of closed 5-dimernsional space where usual space-time is a 4-dimensional subspace. This space is closed in fifth direction and extends in this directions to microscopic distance. Such representation gives an opportunity to avoid disadvantages of former theories. At the right Figure this space is represented using again a low-dimensional analogy. For inhabitants of the one-dimensional Euclidean world this space at every moment of time is a two-dimensional closed surface. Here this surface is represented schematically as a cylinder with varying radius. One-dimensional Euclidean “physical” world is a straight generatrix of the cylinder. The one-dimensional inhabitants feel the electromagnetic field as the different curvature of this cylinder at points of their one-dimensional Euclidean world. Here we use curvature (not torsion) because it is impossible to demonstrate torsion on plane Figure.

“The results obtained in the paper is the first (known to the author) attempt to geometrize bose- and fermi-fields simultaneously. Because such fields are in foundation of all matter these results may be important from the point of view of establishing of geometrical paradigm. There are of course many other problems to be solved: geometrization of other gauge fields, geometrizationof quantized fields, and so on. Some of these problems will be considered in subsequent publications.”


Prof. O.A. Olkhov, Department of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Chemical Physics, Moscow, Russia

A paper about the study appeared recently in American Journal of Physics and Applications, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp. 221-225, 2015

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