Book of Scientometrics Volume Two Updated to 28/11/15

November 30, 2015

The file is updated as usual on the last day of the month, the final returns for November will be available in two days’ time. As usual there was a very intense, high quality interest in, with study visits from sixteen of the world’s top twenty universities: Berkeley, Caltech, Cornell, Michigan, Princeton, UC San Diego, Washington, Wisconsin*, EPF Lausanne, ETH Zurich, Cambridge*, Oxford, Imperial*, Edinburgh*, King’s College London and Toronto*, the * denotes multiple visits.


Daily Report Saturday 28/11/15

November 30, 2015

There were 1444 files downloaded from 349 reading sessions, main spiders google, MSN and yahoo. Top ten items 1505, Collected ECE2 483, Collected scientometrics 425, F3(Sp) 320, Collected Evans / Morris 280, UFT88 219, Autobiography volumes one and two 206, Barddoniaeth / Collected poetry 181, Eckardt / Lindstrom papers 147, Engineering Model 123, Self charging inverter 91, Principles of ECE 87, Evans Equations 79, UFT311 52, CEFE 40, UFT321 35, Llais 31, Lindstrom Idaho Lecture 26, UFT313 17, UFT31418, UFT315 15, UFT316 16, UFT317 16, UFT318 37, UFT319 29, UFT320 22, UFT322 30, UFT323 17, UFT324 49, UFT325 29, UFT326 29, UFT327 18, UFT328 22, UFT329 28, UFT330 32, UFT331 33, UFT332 19, UFT333 7 to date in November 2015. (China) extensive study of Omnia Opera and UFT sections; The Chinese University of Hong Kong UFT126; University College London UFT158; British Mindfulness in Schools Project general. Intense interest all sectors, updated usage file attached for November 2015.

E Index of Elie Cartan

November 29, 2015

His E index is 47,600 = AB where A = 200 and B = 238, h index 57. He published about 200 papers and 38 books, and is generally considered as one of the greatest of mathematicians, specializing in Lie algebra. He inferred spinors in 1913 and with Maurer, the structure equations defining torsion and curvature in the early twenties. He is an obvious influence on the Einstein Cartan Evans unified field theory. Cartan’s differential geometry is very elegant, and very powerful, and ECE is based directly on it. All physics can be derived from Cartan geometry with the exception of indeterminacy, or uncertainty principle, refuted in UFT175. Apart from his influence on my work , I resonate with Cartan’s biography because he came from a very poor background similar to mine, the son of a blacksmith in the village of Dolomieu, where Ecole Elie Cartan is now situated. Due to the help of a school inspector Antoine Dubost, he was able to attend College de Nienne, then a Lycee in Grenoble and a Lycee in Paris. He attended the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris along with Henri Poincare and other brilliant students. He graduated in 1891 and met Sophus Lie in 1892. His doctoral work of 1892 – 1894 was funded by a prestigious bursary from the Peccot Foundation. He became professor at Nancy in 1903 and in 1909 built a house in his native village of Dolomieu in the Savoie alps, and often helped his father in the forge. He became a professor in Paris. He was very modest in character, so recognition was delayed until his mature years. I have worked a great deal with Cartan geometry and always find it perfectly logical and supremely elegant. Within its axioms it cannot be refuted, so ECE cannot be refuted mathematically. ECE can be refuted only by comparison with experimental data, and in twelve years no data have come near to refuting it. It is the first successful unified field theory, which is why it is read by tens of millions.

E index of Linus Pauling (1901 – 1994)

November 29, 2015

This is 556,928, A = 655.21, B = 850, h = 106, publications from 1920 to 1988, a total of sixty eight years of continuous publication. His total number of citations is 78,252, of which 68,797 occur in the 105 h index papers, so his A = 68,797/105 = 655.21. The citations are dominated completely by one book, “The Nature of the Chemical Bond”, cited 23,766 times. Chemistry Nobel Prize 1954, Peace Nobel prize 1962. This compares with my A = 130.18, B = 1638, h = 39, E = 213,235 over forty two years of publication, plus scientometrics indicating tens of millions of readings. Pauling was a visitor to Sommerfeld’s group and one of the most eminent pioneers of quantum mechanics applied to chemistry. Pauling was forced to resign from Caltech because of his political views. He was a great (and not altogether healthy) influence on my Ph. D. supervisor Mansel Davies, who had a jar of ascorbic acid or Vitamin C on his desk, and a deflagrating spoon which he used to eat raw ascorbic acid. I thought that this was not real science, and much of Pauling’s later work is in my opinion pseudoscience. I think that virtually all of Hawking’s work and much of standard physics is pseudoscience. Nevertheless Pauling’s early work is still very influential. Pauling introduces the modern era in publication, where an output of a thousand or more papers and books (essentially by a large group) occurs quite often. My own output is currently 1,638, probably a world record. Added to that are nearly 23,000 blog postings, but I do not count those in calculating the E index. My analysis so far shows that the Hirsch h index has very little meaning, but the website scientometrics are accurate and most valuable for science history when carefully archived. They show the REAL influence of an individual scientist.

E Index of Arnold Sommerfeld

November 29, 2015

This is 55,200 from A = 251, B = 220, h = 49. I can find about 220 scientific papers on Google Scholar by Sommerfeld and co workers. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize 84 times from 1917 to 1951, seven of his students or assistants were Nobel Laureates: Pauli, Heisenberg, Debye, Bethe, Pauling, Rabi and von Laue. He was nominated many times by Max von Laue, Max Planck and Wilhelm Wien, also by Enrico Fermi in 1950. The nominations were blocked by only one physics member of the Nobel Prize Committee, Carl Wilhelm Oseen, who felt that Sommerfeld’s work was not fundamental enough! This makes little or no sense to me, showing that the Nobel Prize process is quite arbitrary. It is obvious that Sommerfeld made many major discoveries: the relativistic correction of the Bohr atom, and two quantum numbers are attributed to him. His students obviously built on his teaching. Sommerfeld was not very happy at all this, he felt he should have been awarded the 1923 Nobel prize after Bohr had been awarded one. In comparison my indices are E = 213,235, A = 130.18, B = 1638, h = 39 plus a vast impact by scientometrics. A Civil List Pension is higher in status than a Nobel Prize because the former is a State high honour, rarely awarded, and the Nobel Prize is an academic honour, although it dominates the public mind in an unhealthy way. For a scientist’s scientist, Sommerfeld is the most influential figure in what became known as the new quantum mechanics of the golden age of physics. Planck and Einstein are the most influential figures in the original quantum mechanics of about 1899 onwards, known as the old quantum mechanics. I am in the process of demolishing the standard physics which dominates the Nobel Prize scene, but I am told I have been nominated a few times. There is no reason to disbelieve this.

E Index of Arthur Compton (1892 – 1962)

November 29, 2015

This is E = 9561, A = 107.43, B = 89, h = 28. I have been fascinated by Compton’s work since second year undergraduate, and with Horst Eckardt, have recently extended it in UFT158 ff., a hugely popular series of papers. He was born in Wooster Ohio and received the 1927 Nobel Prize for demonstrating at Princeton the wave particle dualism of de Broglie in electrons. He published about 89 papers, and was a prominent figure in the Manhattan project, overseeing Fermi. He became Chancellor of Washington University St. Louis.

334(1): The Zeeman Effect of the Class One Hamiltonian

November 29, 2015

According to a subjective choice of schemes the usual Zeeman effect is either shifted according to Eq. (1), with the classical linear momentum p0 regarded as a function, or split, as in Eq (29), using the expectation value of the classical kinetic energy in the H atom. The various splittings will be different from those computed in previous work, and they can all be computed and graphed for various lines of the H atom. So we reach a profound turning point in physics, the Dirac equation is not objective once the unphysical Dirac approximation (H0 = 0) is discarded. The next note will develop tha anomalous Zeeman effect, in which the spin quantum number is introduced in addition to the orbital angular momentum quantum number. The usual method of dealing with the anomalous Zeeman effect rests on another arbitrary choice of quantization as in Eq. (30).


Plans for UFT334

November 29, 2015

These are to develop the main Zeeman term for the type one hamiltonian, in order to investigate the effect of using the rigorous Dirac equation on ESR and NMR. UFT333 dealt only with the spin orbit term of the type one hamiltonian.

Bronze Plaque to Soddy in the EDCL

November 29, 2015

There was a bronze plaque to Soddy in the EDCL, opposite the staircase which led up to a machine which dispensed tea and coffee, often tasting the same. I recall A. J. S. Williams, who was bald and who always wore a laboratory coat, tripping down the stairs and nutting the plaque, tea / coffee thrown all over it. EDCL was associated with the Nobel Laureate Soddy and two nominees, Sir John Thomas and myself. I am the only EDCL graduate to have been nominated for a Nobel Prize. The EDCL is supposed never to have existed so my nomination is kept very quiet. The plaque was taken up to the main campus when the EDCL was shut down and then vandalized. Not the best use of resources.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 29, 2015

I noticed from the feedback that it is Thanksgiving time, so Happy Thanksgiving to Fellow U. S. citizens two or three days late. At IBM Kingston they shut down early for Thanksgiving and the refectory had a choice of everything provided it was turkey. In early October 1986 it was in the eighties in Kingston and by the end of the month it was snowing.


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