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Section A

Fundamentals

The concept on which the theoretical system is based is that of a universe of motion; one in which everything is a manifestation of motion. This concept, together with certain assumptions as to the nature and characteristics of the motion, is expressed in the following postulates:

First Fundamental Postulate

The physical universe is composed entirely of one component, motion, existing in three dimensions, in discrete units, and with two reciprocal aspects, space and time.

Second Fundamental Postulate

The physical universe conforms to the relations of ordinary commutative mathematics, its magnitudes are absolute, and its geometry is Euclidean.

In order to avoid any misunderstandings as to how the language of these postulates should be interpreted, the following points should be noted:

  1. The term “motion” as used in the posulates refers to what may be called the scientific concept of motion, which is defined as a relation between space and time, and measured as speed or velocity. In its simplest form, the “equation of motion”, which expresses this definition in mathematical symbols, is v = s/t.
  2. This scientific concept implies a continuous change with respect to any reference system that is not in motion (as thus defined). The result of this change is to alter the values of space (s) and time (t) in the equation of motion, when these values are expressed in relation to the stationary system of reference.
  3. The entire development is based on this concept, not on the name "motion". Any other ideas as to what “motion” is, or ought to be, are completely irrelevant, as they do not enter into the development in any manner.
  4. The basic postulate of the theoretical system asserts the existence of motion. In itself, without qualification, this would permit the existence of any conceivable kind of motion, but the additional assumptions incoluded in the other postulates act as limitations on the types of motion that are permissible. The net result of the basic postulates plus the limitations is therefore to assert the existentence of any kind of motion that is not excluded by the limiting postulates. We may express this point concisely by saying that anything which can exist does exist.
  5. Inasmuch as it has been postulated tha tmotion, as defined in the foregoing paragraphs, is the sole constituent of the physical universe, it follows from Item 4 that all that is ncessary in order to arrive at a full description of physical phenomena is to determine the kinds of motion that can exist, and the nature of the possible changes in these motions.
  6. All of the information required for this purpose is implicit in the postulates, by definition. A development of the consequences of the postulates therefore defines a complete theoretical universe.

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