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  1. a different kind of "fifth force"

    by , 05-28-2017 at 06:30 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Let me give a hint of my thinking about why fifth, sixth, ... nth forces might be reasonable. It has to do with gauge fields and their internal dimensions.

    Electrodynamics is a gauge field described by a 1 dimensional gauge group, U(1). That U(1) just means that the internal symmetry multiplies the wave function by a phase factor. The U means it preserves the wave functions probability. It's a fancy way of saying that adding a constant to the electric potential makes no difference.
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  2. a different kind of "fifth force"

    by , 05-28-2017 at 06:28 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    A general survey of the goodies that can come from testing GR at Sgr A* is found at

    https://arxiv.org/pdf/1512.03818.pdf

    Figure 1 is especially instructive as it parameterizes (by potential and curvature) all relevant gravitational astrophysical regimes and all available experimental and observational methods in separate graphs that can be compared.

    I beg forgiveness for headaches caused. I think that a search for additional forces (fifth, sixth, ...)
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  3. a different kind of "fifth force"

    by , 05-28-2017 at 06:27 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    in another thread started with the exciting data on Jupiter's magnificent storms as imaged by Juno there was a mention that recent results indicate that there is "no fifth force". there have been many proposals of "fifth forces". some previous discussions are in these threads.

    there is a class of fifth force ideas that are short range and testable only in accelerators:

    http://www.astronomyforum.net/astrop...ill-alive.html
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  4. Testing the refractors and binoculars optics with a laser pointer

    by , 05-13-2017 at 05:10 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Hello all,

    this is a straight way how to test the lenses in the refractors with a laser pointer, as shown on the achromatic lenses of the 25x100 FB binoculars:

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    The test can be made with a red laser pointer, but the green laser pointer is better suited.

    The laser pointer direction is under an oblique angle, and the viewing is under another angle to avoid risk of the laser reflection into the eyes.
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  5. notes on DM

    by , 05-09-2017 at 01:22 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    complete with decorative coffee stains if you go to the pdf link.

    if you are prone to headache don't read this. much math. 100 pp. i'm posting it so i can find it again. but it looks like a good set of notes that does the math well enough to cover the main experimental tests.

    https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.01987

    Dark matter is a widely discussed topic in contemporary particle physics. Written strictly in the language of particle physics and quantum
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