Peter F. Erickson View count: 813 
Interests: Infinity, Infinitesimals, Philosophy of Science Nationality: USA Member since: 2004 Related Websites:
Biography Peter has spent much of his life in the contemplation of issues involving infinity. He graduated in 1961 from Stanford University. In 1975, he wrote Introduction to the Tripartie System: A Monetrary Program for Americans. In 1997, his critical work, The Stance of Atlas was published. In 2003, Passport to Poverty: the '90s Stock Market and What It Can Still Do To You appeared. In 2006, he published Absolute Space, Absolute Time, Absolute Motion, perhaps, the most complete exposition of infinitesimals ever written. It also introduced the veritable number system, which solves the mystery of the square root of negative one. This year (2010), The Nature Of Negative Numbers will present an exposition of veritable numbers. 
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Absolute Space, Absolute Time, & Absolute Motion by Peter F. Erickson Pages: 268 Publisher: Xlibris Corporation Year: 2008 ISBN: 1599261170 ISBN: 9781599261171 Websites: www.infinityabsolute.com Buy it now Description Absolute Space, Absolute Time, and Absolute Motion exist. These are shown to be facts through an investigation of the nature of infinitesimals. Knowledge of that nature also makes the irrational magnitudes within the unit comprehensible. The number line is shown to be cognitively superior to set theory; furthermore, nonEuclidean geometry is shown to be a mere manipulation of symbols and not an expression of a "parallel universe." Inside, the reader will also learn about a hitherto unknown number system locked within _1. He will also discover in the infinitesimal calculus a hidden key to a level of reality beneath that of nanotechnology.. The foundation of science is not some vague generality, but the exercise of reason as originating from the human sensorium. There is no difference between mathematical and ordinary inductive reasoning. Review from Kirkus Discoveries Erickson explores and explains the infinite and the infinitesimal with application to absolute space, time and motion, as well as absolute zero temperature in this thoughtful treatise. Mathematicians, scientists and philosophers have explored the realms of the continuous and the discrete for centuries. Erickson delves into the history of these concepts and how people learn and understand them. He regards the infinitesimal as the key to understanding much of the scientific basis of the universe, and intertwines mathematical examples and historical context from Aristotle, Kant, Euler, Newton and more with his deductions—resulting in a readable treatment of complex topics. The reader will gain an understanding of potential versus actual infinity, irrational and imaginary numbers, the infinitesimal, and the tangent, among other concepts. At the heart of Erickson’s work is the veritable number system, in which positive and negative numbers are incompatible for the basic mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, roots and ratios. This number system, he demonstrates, can provide a new interpretation of imaginary numbers, as a combination of the real and the veritable. Erickson further explores limits, derivatives and integrals before turning his attention to nonEuclidean geometry. In each topic, he applies his new understanding of the infinitesimal to the ideas of mathematics and draws conclusions. In the case of nonEuclidean geometry, the author determines that it’s inconsistent with the infinitesimal. Erickson supplies illustrative examples both in words and images—he clearly defines new notation as needed for concepts such as eternity, the infinitesimal, the instant and an unlimited quantity. In the final chapters, the author addresses absolute space, time and motion through the lens of the infinitesimal. While explaining his deductions and thoughts on these complex topics, he raises new questions for his readers to contemplate, such as the origin of memory. A weighty tome for devotees of mathematics and physics that raises interesting questions. 
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The Nature of Negative Numbers by Peter F. Erickson Pages: 174 Publisher: Fluxion Press Year: 2011 ISBN: 1463761600 ISBN: 9781463761608 Description There is a famous number that contradicts the real law of signs. That number is Sqrt(1). Some regard this exception to be a member of its own tiny number system, whereas others hold that it is something else that only looks like a number. Its ontological status will be established in the course of this book. More importantly, another number system that has been invented by the author will be presented. Based upon a different law of signs, it is fully consistent with square roots of negative numbers. This is the veritable number system. The implications are immense. 
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The Nature of Infinitesimals by Peter F. Erickson Pages: 260 Publisher: Xlibris Corporation Year: 2013 ISBN: 1479701831 ISBN: 9781479701834 Buy it now 
(2008) Peter F. Erickson Proceedings of the NPA, Volume 5, No. 1, pp. 5053 2008, 15th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Albuquerque, NM, United States Keywords: Infinitesimal, Space Lookup: space (104)
(2008) Peter F. Erickson Proceedings of the NPA, Volume 5, No. 1, pp. 5457 2008, 15th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Albuquerque, NM, United States Keywords: Infinitesimal, Time, Divisibility Lookup: time (100)
(2005) Peter F. Erickson Proceedings of the NPA, Volume 2, pp. 2529 2005, 12th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Storrs, CT, United States Keywords: real number system, absolute numbers, square root of minus one Lookup: time (100), absolute (26), numbers (3), square (2), system (2), real (4), one (5)
(2006) Peter F. Erickson 2006, 13th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Tulsa, OK, United States Keywords: absolute space, absolute time, absolute, motion Lookup: motion (71), absolute (26), absolute time (4), absolute space (5), space (104), time (100)
(2007) Peter F. Erickson Proceedings of the NPA, Volume 4, No. 1, pp. 115 2007, 14th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Storrs, CT, United States
(2007) Peter F. Erickson Proceedings of the NPA, Volume 4, No. 1, pp. 115 2007, 14th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Storrs, CT, United States
(2009) Peter F. Erickson 2009, 16th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Storrs, CT, United States
(2009) Peter F. Erickson 2009, 16th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Storrs, CT, United States
(2011) Peter F. Erickson (Absentia) Proceedings of the NPA, Volume 8, pp. 187189 2011, 18th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, College Park, MD, United States
(2010) Peter F. Erickson Proceedings of the NPA, Volume 7, pp. 147149 2010, 17th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Long Beach, CA, United States
(2012) Peter F. Erickson (Absentia) Proceedings of the NPA, Volume 9, pp. 146148 2012, 19th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, Albuquerque, NM, United States
(2013) Peter F. Erickson (15 pages) 2015, 1st Annual Chappell Natural Philosophy Society Conference Keywords: Bertrand Russell, hollow, continuity Lookup: russell (2)
