The World Formula A Late Recognition of David Hilbert‘s Stroke of Genius
Surely the reader had come across situations where he would have given his life to get the “final answer”, the reason for our existence, a Theory of Everything, a true World Formula that contains it all… So did the author of this book. There was this deep-seated and forever unquenchable thirst for fundamental explanations on the one hand, and then there was this very special motivation from somebody else who needed this knowledge, on the other: “How to explain the world to my dying child?” Perhaps this provided the driving force to actually start this million-mile-long journey with the first small—and very tentative—step.
Considering all the efforts taken, money spent, disputes fought, papers and books written, and conferences held, it is almost shocking to find that, in principle, the World Formula was already there. It was David Hilbert who wrote it down during World War I in November 1915. The complexity of the math involved was not the only thing that obscured what should have been obvious. This book explains why apparently only very few people had realized his immortal stroke of genius.
The Eighth Day (From T. Bodan, with Thanks) Trials 1. The History of Our Developments 2. An Unusual Introduction 3. How Many Theories of Everything Are There? 4. Various Forms of Metric xk-Variations Repetition 5. Reconsideration of the Ordinary Derivative xk Variation Use 6. A Problematic Matter or What is the Matter with Matter 7. Solving the Flatness Problem 8. Anti-Gravity 9. The Expansion of the Universe 10. An Elastic World Formula Scale and Zero-Sums 11. The Origin of Time 12. A Time before Time or What Was before the Big Bang 13. Why is Gravity So Weak? Teaching 14. The Other Applications 15. How to Derive a World Formula 16. Generalization and Interpretation 17. Outlook: A Small Selection of Project Ideas Using the World Formula Approach