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Speculative thoughts about relativity
Protons and neutrons appear colorless to the outside but inside their quarks have color. At page 3, 4 and 5 of the storyline NEWTON EINSTEIN KIEKENS GRAVITATION I propose the vacuum as a Bose condensate of vacuum marbles. At page 2 of the storyline QUATERNION GRAVITATION I propose the vacuum marbles as a gluon-pair + spin-down-neutrino composite, where space appears colorless but has color inside.

Suppose you are on the earth surface, constituting frame of reference A. High above you rockets speed by along different straight lines in different directions (not crossing) and all with constant speeds. They are frames of reference B, C, D, etc.
In the storyline about SR - Special Relativity - I describe how one single moment in frame B is regarded as being built from 2-dimensional planes, slices I call them, perpendicular to the line of motion of rocket B. From my proposal about gravitation I conclude those slices consist of gluons, gluon-pairs (and a neutrino field). Within the rocket frame B all slices glue together with color, all colors. But where in the rocket frame B all slices are simultaneous, belonging to one single rocket-B moment of time - as observed in the earth frame precisely the same slices belong to different moments of time - earth time that is. Therefore in the earth frame A the slices must glue together with white gluons only - in fact being not glued together.
Is this the separation of subsequent moments in time?     (5.1)

So gluons that are white in one frame have color when experienced in a frame that is speeding by. (We cannot say “observed” in stead of “experienced” since observation would disrupt the wavefunction of the gluon.)     (5.2)

Apart from space-existing-of-gluons, this holds for the quarks in the baryons. Quarks that at a certain moment t are bound by color in one frame, because they neighbor at the same moment, are bound by white gluons only in another frame - in fact not bound, that is - because they are neighbors at different moments in time. But of course they're bound by color to nearby quarks at the same moment of time. The plane of white gluons rotates.     (5.3)

Color is imaginary and white is real. White is the time axis, in relativity taken as imaginary. So the time difference from (5.3) needs a real-imaginary swap, see (4.13) of previous page. While in the first frame there is no time difference and hence no swap. The character of the swapping - yet unknown - determines whether, for an unambiguous spacetime for all frames, the swap has to apply to all of spacetime's points. If so, then the conjecture seems justifiable to identify the x,y,z axes of spacetime with the i,j,k axes of colorspace, at the end of any calculation followed by the real-imaginary swap. It would give a clue WHY our observable space has precisely 3 dimensions.      (5.4)

In (2.2) at page 2 of QUATERNION GRAVITATION, the vacuum is proposed as a superposition of the five particle pairs ( i   -i ), ( j   -j ), ( k   -k ), ( 1   1 ), ( -1   -1 ) in 1ijk-space.      (5.5)

Let's apply a choice out of the superposition on a particle traversing the vacuum, e.g. a quark Q:
Q * ( i   -i ) = Q * i * -i = Q * 1 = Q      (5.6)

So here - depending on the choice - one of the 4 axes 1, i, j or k is replaced by 1 in our xyz-space. (If we were in backward time evolving vacuum one of the four axes -1, -i, -j or -k would have been replaced by -1.) This seems to give an indication of the character of the real-imaginary swap. But then only one real dimension seems to suffice. The 1 that one obtains when ( i   -i ) is applied is indistinguishable from the 1 when ( j   -j ) is applied. The 1 has no remembrance to its i -i or j -j or k -k or 1 1 or -1 -1 origin. So this is not clear yet.      (5.7)

A function of 1 is that it is “one step forward in time”. I mean this. You are in some state. There always is a number of indistinguishable possibilities, indistinguishable states, superposed with you, with your state. Here two states are indistinguishable when conversion between them obeys all conservation laws. The state you are in is just one of the indistinguishable possibilities. A neutral reaction as the multiplication with 1 from (5.6), then is a typical moment at which a new possibility is chosen out of the set of indistinguishable possibilities. That can be the same choice, but often it will be one of the other possibilities. In the last case we say that a moment in time has evolved to the next moment in time. This is how time is elapsing.      (5.8)

Regard again the application Q * ( i   -i ) = Q * i * -i = Q * 1 = Q. In the particle view developed so far, ( i   -i ) is a particle, a vacuum particle composed of two gluons. And when the quark Q reacts with the particle ( i   -i ) resulting in only the quark Q, this means the particle ( i   -i ) is gone; it is absorbed by the quark Q. This is the Higgs mechanism as proposed in page 3 of QG. Also I assume the vacuum is diminished by the volume of the absorbed vacuum particle, causing gravitation, as is described in NEKG page 3.
So for time to elapse, to make a different choice out of the superposition as described in (5.8), a particle must absorb a vacuum particle and cause gravitation. Multiplying by 1 causes gravitation as well as the elapse of time.      (5.9)

So in the act of causing gravitation, a particle does react with the vacuum. But in the act of being dragged by the sagging-in shells of space, a particle does not react with the vacuum. Not even by a neutral reaction like the multiplication by 1. We continue the view from page 1 of NEKG and as said, for the vacuum to remain a Bose condensate it should not react with anything.      (5.10)

Any particle only absorbs from that vacuum - that Higgs field - with respect to which it is standing still. Only then it absorbs the least amount of mass from the Higgs field. Or energy, according to E=mc. This is in the spirit of page 1 of NEKG, where is suggested one can stand still with respect to the vacuum. Still there is no preferred vacuum since there is the superposition of all possible Higgs fields, see page 3. For any speed there is a Higgs field to which you are standing still.      (5.11)

Space, ordinary xyz-space, is isotropic. An orientation of a coordinate system in space is as good as any other orientation.      (5.12)

Gibbs considered quaternions not to be very useful. He pointed out that in his calculations he always needed only the real part a OR only the imaginary part bi + cj + dk, but never the full quaternion q = a + bi + cj + dk. This fits in with (4.12) at the previous page, 1ijk-colorspace = xyzt spacetime, and especially quaternion real time axis 1 = our imaginary time axis ict. In Gibbs' time Newtonian space and time were always neatly separated, so this quaternion behavior is precisely what is to be expected.      (5.13)

The gluons of the vacuum are in a superposition of all possible ways they can be stacked upon each other and of all possible orientations the gluon stackings can have. (E.g. as in a rectangular grid, or a grid layer-by-layer half a gluon diameter displaced, and so on.)      (5.14)

The conjecture is that antimatter quark reactions go backwards in time. The visibility of antimatter depends on whether the forward time or backward time evolving gravitational field dominates. The (in)visibility of antimatter is well treated in FORWARD BACKWARD TIME DIRECTION page 4 and further. In backward gravitation Higgs particles are emitted by a particle and then absorbed by the vacuum, enlarging the vacuum with the volume of the Higgs particle, see NEKG page 3. The invisibility of matter that goes backward in time was first issued in THE DIRECTION OF TIME page 1 item 11.      (5.15)

When 1 is forward evolving time, where colorless white photons radiate from a star, then -1 is backward evolving time, with colorless black photons being sucked up into a dark star. The star is not visible, hence the photons can be called black. When 1 is white, then -1 could be black. But photons have no time arrow, they are their own antiparticle. So there is no difference between “white” and “black” photons. The difference is entirely in the entropy increase/decrease experience at their source/goal. A nice model of the photon is in THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE, page 2, paragraph Massless coinciding.      (5.16)

Our vacuum is 1 and their vacuum is -1. And their computation rules should be different, see THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE, page 2, paragraph Dark multiplication rules.      (5.17)

A narrow, tiny shell around the antimatter quarks is the spatial border between our forward time evolving vacuum and the backward time evolving vacuum of the inside. An estimation of the border is given in THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE page 2, paragraph The calculation of the time border. This border then emits both to the outside - which is what we can observe - and into the inside - what in the inside frame is observed as their emission from their inside towards the border.      (5.18)

Electron reactions, the atom's shell of electrons, go forward in time, hiding what is happening inside. Nuclear decay shows nuclear reactions - the things happening between the protons and the neutrons - run forward in time too.      (5.19)

(An intuitive idea of mine is baryons and leptons are indistinguishable solutions for existence, solutions that have nothing common in their base. The baryons are from one universe and the leptons are popping in from “another universe”, and superstrings might be still another solution. All indistinguishable solutions superpose.)      (5.20)

Two dimensional projection of four dimensional spacetime
Replace every k by i * j and replace every -k by j * i. Provide every real number by a factor -i * i or -j * j. In this way every formula can be rewritten as an operation on complex numbers a * i and b * j only (a and b are real numbers). There are no k-components and no real components anymore in the formula.

If xyzt spacetime equals 1ijk-colorspace, does this mean all of spacetime can be written as a projection on one single i-j complex plane? Without a real axis? That means: without time axis? Unambiguously and clear? In the projection every factor, every term has a lot of ways it originally could have been composed of k and 1. (“1” means “real” here)

Gerald Tros stipulates there is only one kind of electric charge, coming in a positive value and a negative value, and that there are 3 kinds of color charge, each of them coming in two opposite values called color and anticolor. When going from electromagnetism to the strong nuclear force it is not a step from 2 to 3 charges, but a jump from 1 charge to 3 charges.

I wonder, the jump from G to P (G is Gluon, P is Photon, compare Higgs boson below) is this a projection from 3 dimensions to 1 dimension? And when you add time, a step from 4 dimensions to 2 dimensions?

Nowadays physics says electric charge of fundamental particles comes in the observed values -1 (electron), 0 (foton, gluon, neutrino), +1 (positron) and in the conjectured/not-really-observed values -1/3 (d-quark), -2/3 (anti u quark),+1/3 (anti d quark), +2/3 (u quark).

In QQD gluon color charge comes in the quaternion values 1, i, j, k, -1, -i, -j, -k. Mark these are 8 values and 2 of them are colorless (1 and -1), see the gluon table, just as the gluons in the accepted QCD representation.

An earlier effort to connect quaternions to qcd
We continue the view, described above, of gluons as complex numbers of length one. (“Do larger numbers of N count?” in SUMMARY1) Gluons are rotations? So it will be. Lets start rotating 1 by the 3 white gluons , and .   1/i = -i, 1/j = -j, 1/k = -k.   I hope next line is sound:

= i * 1 * -i = 1         = j * 1 * -j = 1         = k * 1 * -k = 1        1 = colorless white.

is the gluon that changes cyan into magenta, that is -i into -j. We rotate -i into -j, we want to find a quaternion q such that q * -i * 1/q = -j. When q is the gluon that rotates -i to -j, then 1/q is the gluon that rotates back, -j to -i.

= q q * -i * 1/q = -j = 1/q 1/q * -j * q = -i
= r r * -j * 1/r = -k = 1/r 1/r * -k * r = -j
= s s * -k * 1/s = -i = 1/s 1/s * -i * s = -k
When we solve q, r and s, we have the gluons working between , and

Someone should investigate the five 3-dimensional platonic bodies with all corner points at distance 1 from the central point, the Origin, in 1ijk 4-dimensional space. Look if there is something special about the quaternion numbers that rotate those corner points onto each other.

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THE SEA OF POSSIBILITIES: THE DIRECTION OF TIME  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14
NET FORCE IN QED  1  2  3  4  5
NET FORCE  1  2  3  4  5
QUANTUM QUATERNION DYNAMICS  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
NET FORCES IN QCD  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16
QUATERNION GRAVITATION  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
SPECIAL RELATIVITY  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
DIMENSIONS  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
TIMETRAVEL  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
EXISTENCE  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
CROPCIRCLES BY ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC FIELDS  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14
ADDITIONS  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9
MATH  1  2  3
EVOLUTION  1  2  3