The seemingly improbable but not impossible task I've taken upon myself is explaining it in the simplest terms possible to laymen such as the very important group known as Philosophers, whose contributions are badly needed in the world today ... provided it's the proper form of Philosophy known as Aristotelian Logic.
|Captain America, Jack Sparrow, and the Norse god Thor all made appearances during the advertising spots at last night's Super Bowl|
And OK, that's that. The Super Bowl is sort of annoying because the commercials are often better than the game, so much so that one finds it hard to take a break! Super Sunday is well noted at least here in the States as Madison Avenue's "coming out party," meaning the long versions of often comical television ads that will be shortened in the weeks and months to come such that you have to watch and can't miss a minute.
"Advertising", that is to say self-promotion by various Academics at the cutting edge of Mathematical Physics is annoying, on-going, and human nature, so we'll never be rid of it alas. Alas, so don't worry about things you cannot change, as the Serenity Prayer advises, so we won't.
On the upbeat side, there are certain maths that cannot be debated since they have been experimentally verified, so let's begin:
Wikipedia, as usual, has a technically correct although aggravating in its usual (in mathematics) boring "watching paint dry" description of U(1), also known as the Circle Group, which describes Electromagnetism and Quantum Electrodynamics (QED Theory).
It all begins with the Math so let's get started.
(Note: I will begin this morning with the cut'n'paste job of Circle Group from Wiki, but will add much more to this post and would do so now except I have many chores to do during this working day so we'll see you again tonight or tomorrow morning.)