The Tom Bearden
now look a little closer at the concept of a force.
I point out that a true definition is an identity. If a supposed definition of an entity is not an identity for that entity, then it is not a definition at all, but only a statement ABOUT the entity.
It may come as somewhat of a shock to the normal engineer and scientist that the foundations concepts of physics -- such as force, mass, energy, etc. -- are ALL in serious difficulty and contain many unresolved logical conflicts.
Force is in that kind of difficulty, and it has that kind of logical conflict.
In fact, in its force equations, physics has not even applied its own present definition of force.
As we show here, force is generally defined as the time rate of change of momentum.
If that is true, then as an identity the definition states that a force CONSISTS OF the time rate of change of momentum.
And of course, momentum is mass times velocity. Hence momentum is a mass smeared through a length and through a certain time.
Force then consists of the time rate of change of that smearing. That is, we smear the mass through time and length, faster or slower.
But if force CONSISTS OF that smearing change, it does not CAUSE it.
Force is thus an effect or result, not a cause.
This implies that there is a more fundamental mechanism that causes or generates force itself -- ANY force. If we can find that hidden mechanism, we may well find the long-sought unified field theory, since it will unify all forces on a common mechanism.