10 September 2015 Light and harmonicity: the golden section
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Adhering to Werner Heisenberg’s and to the school of Copenhagen’s physical philosophy we introduce the localized observer as an absolutely necessary element of a consistent physical description of nature. Thus we have synthesized the theory of the harmonicity of the field of light, which attempts to present a new approach to the events in the human perceptible space. It is an axiomatic theory based on the selection of the projective space as the geometrical space of choice, while its first fundamental hypothesis is none other than special relativity theory’s second hypothesis, properly modified. The result is that all our observations and measurements of physical entities always refer not to their present state but rather to a previous one, a conclusion evocative of the “shadows” paradigm in Plato’s cave allegory. In the kinematics of a material point this previous state we call “conjugate position”, which has been called the “retarded position” by Richard Feynman. We prove that the relation of the present position with its conjugate is ruled by a harmonic tetrad. Thus the relation of the elements of the geometrical (noetic) and the perceptible space is harmonic. In this work we show a consequence of this harmonic relation: the golden section.
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Dionysios G. Raftopoulos, Dionysios G. Raftopoulos, } "Light and harmonicity: the golden section", Proc. SPIE 9570, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? VI, 95700Y (10 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187235; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2187235

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