kenneth p Collins
kpaulc at [----------]earthlink.net
Thu Dec 18 08:18:41 EST 2003
"Eray Ozkural exa" <erayo at bilkent.edu.tr> wrote in message
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> "kenneth p Collins" <kpaulc at earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> > S.O.L. in the intra- and extra-celular fluid.
> > One more really-important thing: the field is continuous and varies in
> > strength 'spherically'-nonlinearly at distance from the ion upon which
> > 'centered'.
> > This, taken over the sum of all ions, enables exquisite precision in
> > microscopic tuning dynamics.
> How do you know the field is continuous?
If Coulomb's Law is to be sustained,
then the field must be infinitely-divisible
and, therefore, continuous.
With respect to 'particles', the problem
is analogous to that of Zeno's 'paradox' -
pick a 'particle' size, and, by Coulomb's
Law, one can always 'go halfway' with
respect to the selected 'particle's param-
It's not a big deal. There are other ex-
amples of accepted continuity. My 'fav-
orite' is the black body power spectrum.
That assertions of continuity are commonly
questioned comes down to artificial 'parcel-
ization' that was imposed upon theory while
experiment had none of the modern tools
that are now commonplace.
Practitioners became familiar with the 'parcel-
ized' approach to calculation, and, thereafter,
required Students to calculate in accord with
It's a case of handed-down presumptions
dictating what can be 'observed'.
And anyone who disagrees just gets thrown-
out into the cold :-]
I sense the possibility of a long, and useful,
discussion. If so, fire away.
Cheers, ken [k. p. collins]
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