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August 9, 2018

Wikipedia Article on Dewey Bernard Larson Taken Down; New Article on Dewey B. Larson Submitted

Filed under: Science — transpower @ 3:38 pm

Here’s what I submitted.  Let’s hope this stays up!

Dewey Bernard Larson (November 1, 1898; McCanna, North Dakota – May 25, 1990; Portland, Oregon) was an American engineer and the author of numerous books in the realm of physics, astrophysics, metaphysics, and economic science.

Role:

Scientist, Engineer, Author

Books:

The Universe of Motion, Nothing But Motion, The Structure of the Physical Universe, The Case Against the Nuclear Atom, Beyond Newton, New Light on Space and Time, Quasars and Pulsars, Nothing But Motion, Basic Properties of Matter, The Universe of Motion, Beyond Space and Time, The Road to Full Employment, The Road to Permanent Prosperity

Education:

Larson graduated from Oregon State University in the class of 1922 along with his classmate and lifelong acquaintance Linus Pauling and with a major in Engineering Science. As Chief Engineer for a utility company in Portland, Larson was heavily involved with research activity for its chemical products. In the meantime, influenced by the Australian-born philosopher Samuel Alexander and others, he pursued theoretical physics research on his own, seeking a means to calculate the inter-atomic distances of solid state elements from first principles.

Theoretical Work:

In the physical sciences Larson developed what he termed the Reciprocal System of Theory, based on two fundamental postulates on the nature of space and time, claiming to derive the existence of matter, radiation, electricity, magnetism, gravitation etc. directly from the mentioned postulates.

In his books on economics Larson developed what he deemed to be a general theory of economics based on the scientific method. The main thesis of The Road to Full Employment is that unemployment is independent on the size of the labor force, but determined by the value of labor being at least equal to its total cost. In The Road to Permanent Prosperity the author formulates a number of fundamental principles.

Reception:

Larson’s work has not received general acceptance by the scientific community. Among academics, his work was championed and further developed by Dr. K.V.K. Nehru of the Department of Engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad, India, along with Dr Vijay Kumar of the Department of Physics at the same institution, as well as by individual researchers, such as Dr. Ronald W. Satz, who founded and chairs The International Society of Unified Science.

Dr. Ronald W. Satz’s Extensions of Larson’s Work:

Satz’s first book on the theory was The Unmysterious Universe, published in 1971. Recent software packages in the theory are also by Satz, The Reciprocal System: Microcosmos Database, 2014, the world’s first computational theoretical database for the properties of matter, and The Reciprocal System: Macrocosmos Database, for astronomy and astrophysics. In 2017 Satz published a new software eBook Existents and Interactions: A Computational Treatise of the Reciprocal System–The True Theory of Everything. This consists of two files: a PDF file containing 1711 pages and a PPT files containing 1711 slides; thousands of equations and numerous graphs are included in this work. And in 2018, Satz came out with another software package, this time making it easy to apply Larson’s economic theory, Optimal Economist: An Implementation of Larsonian Econophysics. All of Satz’s works are available at www.amazon.com and www.transpowercorp.com. Satz’s theoretical physics and theoretical economics Web site is reciprocalsystem.guru.

References:

[1]  D. Larson, The Structure of the Physical Universe (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1959); Nothing But Motion (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1979).  The latter is Volume I of the revised and enlarged The Structure of the Physical Universe.

[2]  D. Larson, Basic Properties of Matter (Salt Lake City, UT:  International Society of Unified Science, 1988).  This is Volume II of the revised and enlarged The Structure of the Physical Universe.

[3]  D. Larson, The Universe of Motion (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1984).  This is Volume III of the revised and enlarged The Structure of the Physical Universe.

[4]  D. Larson, The Case Against the Nuclear Atom (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1963).

[5]  D. Larson, Beyond Newton:  An Explanation of Gravitation (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1964).

[6]  D. Larson, New Light on Space and Time (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1965).

[7]  D. Larson, Quasars and Pulsars (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1971).

[8]  D. Larson, The Neglected Facts of Science (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1982).

[9]  D. Larson, Beyond Space and Time (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1995).

[10]  D. Larson, The Road to Full Employment (Salt Lake City, UT:  International Society of Unified Science, 1976).

[11]  D. Larson, The Road to Permanent Prosperity (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 2008).

[12]  R. Satz, The Unmysterious Universe (Troy, NY:  The New Science Advocates, 1971).  (The New Science Advocates was the original name of the International Society of Unified Science.)

[13]  R. Satz, Existents and Interactions:  A Computational Treatise of the Reciprocal System—The True Theory of Everything (Penndel, PA:  Transpower Corporation, 2017).

[14]  R. Satz, The Reciprocal System:  Microcosmos Database (Penndel, PA:  Transpower Corporation, 2014).

[15]  R. Satz, The Reciprocal System:  Macrocosmos Database (Penndel, PA:  Transpower Corporation, 2018).

[16]  R. Satz, Optimal Economist:  An Implementation of Larsonian Econophysics (Penndel, PA:  Transpower Corporation, 2018).

 

last updated 08/11/2018–added References

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