Richard P. Feynman (a Nobelist on Physics) once said, "There
is a most profound and beautiful question associated with the observed coupling
constant, e - the amplitude for a real electron to emit or absorb a real
photon. It is a simple number that has been experimentally determined to be
close to 0.08542455. (My physicist friends won't recognize this number, because
they like to remember it as the inverse of its square: about 137.03597 with about
an uncertainty of about 2 in the last decimal place. It has been a mystery ever
since it was discovered more than fifty years ago, and all good theoretical
physicists put this number up on their wall and worry about it.) Immediately
you would like to know where this number for a coupling comes from: is it
related to pi or perhaps to the base of natural logarithms? Nobody knows. It's
one of the greatest damn mysteries of physics: a magic number that comes to us
with no understanding by man. You might say the "hand of God" wrote
that number, and "we don't know how He pushed his pencil." We know
what kind of a dance to do experimentally to measure this number very
accurately, but we don't know what kind of dance to do on the computer to make
this number come out, without putting it in secretly!"

Note: Info on Electron Fine
Structure Constant is available at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fine-structure_constant
)

In fact, this Feynman's damn mystery number cannot be
derived theoretically in any traditional physics theory, the Standard Model or
the whatnot. However, it can be easily derived in this Fictitious Universe (FU)
physics as below.

Beta = 1/alpha = 64 ( 1 + first order sharing + sum of the
higher order sharing)

= 64 (1 +
1/Cos A(2) + .00065737 + …) = 137.0408704 …

The sum of the higher order sharing = 2(1/48)[(1/64) +
(1/2)(1/64)^2 + ...+(1/n)(1/64)^n +...] = .00065737 + …

The A(2) = 28.75 'degrees' is the result from the previous post, “Theoretical
calculation of Cabibbo and Weinberg angles” (at http://prebabel.blogspot.com/2011/10/theoretical-calculation-of-cabibbo-and.html
). That is, this calculation is consistent in the FU physics.

There is a 0.0036% difference between this theoretical
number from the measured value. The A(2) =28.75 degrees is calculated with the
universe having the zero mass, and it could be compressed a bit after the
universe gained its mass. When A(2) = 28.743, Beta = 137.035999679…, exactly
the same as the measured value. In many
measurements, the value of the fine structure constant is about 1/137.036 at
zero energy. This difference can be a
way to estimate the mass of the current universe.

Whether this FU physics is correct or not is not an issue
here. The issue here is about which one can do better. With the FU physics, the
calculation for alpha is straightforward while there is no way of any kind to
derive it in Standard Model or its variants (Supersymmetry, String theory,
etc.) .

Signature:

Tienzen (Jeh-Tween) Gong

Fictitious Universe physics (http://prebabel.blogspot.com/2011/10/super-unified-theory-via-new.html
)

The book “Super Unified Theory” (ISBN
0-916713-02-4, Copyright # TX 1-323-231, Library of Congress Catalog Card
Number 84-90325)

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