the planck vacuum(a new paradigm)

the planck vacuum (pv) is an omnipresent, polarizable, degenerate gas of negative-energy planck particles (pp) that is held together by van der waals forces. the pp is characterized by the bare charge (the true charge of the charged elementary particles), a mass equal to the planck mass, and a compton radius equal to the planck length.

circa 1998 i derived simple expressions for the gravitational, planck, and fine structure constants ( download contants). although the derivation at that time left something to be desired, the simple elegance and connectedness of those three expressions has provided the motivation behind a search for their underlying physics and has resulted in the pv theory. the intent at the beginning of the investigations was not to discover some grand theory that unifies diverse areas of physics, although the search for the physics behind the expressions for the three constants appears to be doing just that.

the pv theory is not derived from some pre-existing theory, the quantum field theory in particular -- it is assumed to be the source of these pre-existing theories. the simple calculations in the second paper below lead to the above constants and from there to the many suggestions, assumptions, speculations, and hand-waving that necessarily characterize the pv theory at this early stage of development. it is expected, however, that the theory will eventually lead to a “sea change” in the way we view fundamental physics.

the pv theory to date is described in the following papers (the papers can be downloaded separately from the list below or together in this zip file "PVPapers0-38.zip"):

- a model for davies' universal superforce (the pv and pp are referred to in this paper as the super-particle vacuum and the superparticle respectively)
- the planck vacuum
- the source of the quantum vacuum
- the apparent lack of lorentz invariance in zero-point fields with truncated spectra

- the neutrino: evidence of a negative-energy vacuum state
- black holes and quantum gravity from a planck vacuum perspective
- a planck vacuum cosmology
- limits to the validity of the einstein field equations and general relativity from the viewpoint of the negative-energy planck vacuum state
- the planck vacuum and the schwarzschild metrics
- a heuristic model for the active galactic nucleus based on the planck vacuum theory
- a new paradigm: from quantum fields to the planck vacuum
- the radiation reaction of a point electron as a planck vacuum response phenomenon
- a massless-point-charge model for the electron
- a paradigm shift from quantum fields to the planck vacuum
- the relativity principle: space and time and the planck vacuum
- the dirac electron in the planck vacuum theory
- particles and antiparticles in the planck vacuum theory
- the lorentz transformation as a planck vacuum phenomenon in a galilean coordinate system
- the compton radius, the de broglie radius, the planck constant, and the bohr orbits
- the dirac plane wave
- three neutrinos and three quarks cannot be a coincidence
- the crothers metrics and the black hole metric as viewed from the planck vacuum perspective
- gravitational acceleration and the curvature distortion of spacetime
- neutron decay and its relation to nuclear stability
- the electron-vacuum coupling force in the dirac electron theory and its relation to the zitterbewegung
- understanding the dirac equation and the electron-vacuum system
- the dirac proton and its structure
- the electron and proton planck-vacuum coupling forces and the dirac equation
- why the proton is smaller and heavier than the electron
- proton-neutron bonding in the deuteron atom and its relation to the strong force as viewed from the planck vacuum theory
- the strong and weak forces and their relationship to the dirac particles and the vacuum state
- the structured proton and the structureless electron as viewed in the planck vacuum theory
- the de broglie relations derived from the electron and proton coupling to the planck vacuum state
- a planck vacuum pilot model for inelastic electron-proton scattering
- antiparticles and charge conjugation in the planck vacuum theory
- the trouble with the equations of modern fundamental physics
- the dirac-electron vacuum wave
- a modern interpretation of the dirac-electron continuity equation
- gravitational shielding as viewed in the planck vacuum theory
- antigravity and vacuum propulsion in the planck vacuum theory
- errata
the following papers are too short or speculative for formal publication:

- the newton and schwarzschild geodesics compared
- similarities between the dirac-inspired planck vacuum theory and the urantia-book papers' concept of the vacuum state

william (bill) c. daywitt --- physicist

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06/10/2002 --- 08/15/2016

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