|Subject: RE: What US Colleges
are best for teaching "scalar physics"?
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 16:05:37 -0600
Unfortunately there are no universities yet that teach this as a specific field or subject. At least my new book lays out the major concepts and principles, and gives main sources across several disciplines.
Any major university with a good physics department, good nonlinear optics department, and good mathematics department is about as good as you can get at this point. Then you can selectively take additional courses that steer toward that area --- and that's about it. For the rest, one just has to read the literature oneself at this point. Which is why I so heavily documented my book, Energy from the Vacuum, so at least a good sampling of the appropriate papers in the literature can be found.
So unfortunately the interested young researcher has to start slowly gathering his copies of the requisite papers, building a personal data base, etc.
My own "system" which
slowly evolved over a couple decades consists of these major parts:
(1) Frequent references (long computer file). Complete citation of each paper or book, sometimes also a two or three sentence abstract. Sometimes a very important short remark as well, such as a cross reference. Filed alphabetically by last name of major author.
(2) Main reference citation file, which has the following parts: (a) reference, (b) abstract, (c) comments (remarks I include to jog my memory, etc.) (d) quotations for extraction, (e) key words, and (f) availability (i.e., where I keep it stored). I file alphabetically by last name of the principal author, using Microsoft Word 2000, and just use the search capability of Microsoft Word itself.
(3) Quotations (long computer file). Filed by person quoted, includes the exact quotation and then wherever possible the exact source down to the page number of the publication from which it was extracted.
(4) Information files on computer. Here I keep several important files, such as pdf archives, html archives, photo archives, illustrations archives, etc. Retain original computer copies of my own papers, etc.
(5) Filing cabinets. Here I have hard copies of the more critical reference papers, filed alphabetically.
(6) Photo files (originals). In photo albums, and on the library shelves.
(7) Viewgraph files, computer digital form. I use Freelance, but any illustration program is good. Here one makes a file for each important briefing, arranges it, and then keeps the copy. For presentations, one can print actual viewgraphs, have them done, or use a portable computer projection machine. I still use the old method of the physical viewgraphs.
(8) Viewgraph files, hard copy. 3-ring binders of original viewgraphs made over the years.
(9) 35mm slide files. Boxes of 35 mm photos and slides, usually by subject. Also about a dozen carousels , each loaded with the slides for a special briefing.
(10) Shelves (library). Hard copies of important or useful books, journals, and selected technical magazines. File journals in one place, books in another.
(11) Processing table (temporary "storage") where I can just "pile it up" till I can get to it.
(12) The all-important trash baskets, where the residue winds up as quickly as possible, to keep down the clutter a bit.
Best of luck to you and good hunting!
Subject: What US Colleges are best for teaching "scalar physics"?
I am a College Student extremely interested in energy from the vacuum and really anything that has to do with bidirectional electromagentic waves. Do you have any suggestions for any college or university that do peticularly well in teaching physics and math conducive to the technology Thomas Bearden writes about?
Thank you for your time!