scans of notebooks

book 1 ~ Nov 2008

book 2 ~ Jan – Jun 2009

dual particle-like and wave-like behaviour and interactions of energy and matter

some physical quantities can be changed only by discrete amounts, or quanta, as multiples of the Planck constant, rather than being capable of varying continuously or by any arbitrary amount. certain pairs of physical properties, such as position and momentum, cannot be simultaneously known to arbitrarily high precision

the mathematical formulations of quantum mechanics are abstract

similarly, the implications are often non-intuitive in terms of classic physics

not even the most elaborate language is capable of rendering a perfect model of the universe

**Hegel** formulated an idea at the beginning of the 19th century that describes this process. He proposed the dialectic triad of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis, in which an idea (thesis) always contains incompleteness and thus yields a conflicting idea (antithesis). A third point of view (synthesis) arises, which overcomes the conflict by reconciling the truth contained in both, thesis and antithesis, at a higher level of understanding. The synthesis then becomes a new thesis, generates another antithesis, and the process starts over.