These definitions are based on current physics, computer science and quantum realism (QR), where the first two are accepted but the latter is a new interpretation of quantum theory.
Each term links to the chapter section that discusses it in more detail. Click on it for more details.
Anti-matter. Has the same mass as matter but opposite charge and magnetism.
QR: The quantum processing of matter running in reverse has the same mass but opposite charge and magnetism.
Anti-time. In Feynman diagrams, anti-matter enters events going backwards in time.
QR: Anti-matter time runs matter time in reverse because it is matter processing running in reverse.
Asynchrony. When processors cycle at their own rate with no common clock.
QR: The quantum network is asynchronous but the transfer of light mostly synchronizes it.
Bandwidth. The capacity of a channel to transfer information or processing.
QR: The bandwidth of one channel between two quantum nodes is one quantum process.
Big bang. The idea that all the matter and energy of the universe expanded from a point singularity.
QR: The universe began from a little rip in the quantum fabric, not a big bang.
Black hole. A region of space with gravity so strong that not even light can escape from it, produced when a large enough mass collapses under its own gravity to a point singularity of infinite density mass.
QR: A black hole represents the bandwidth of space and there is no singularity.
Blindsight. The ability to catch a ball while being unable to report seeing anything.
Boson. An integer spin particle, like a photon, that does not collide with itself. All the virtual particles of current physics are said to be bosons.
QR: Virtual particles are unnecessary and the boson-fermion distinction isn’t fundamental because matter was created from light.
Brain waves. Electromagnetic pulses detected by scalp electrodes caused by neural synchrony.
Breit-Wheeler process. A hypothetical process whereby photons create mass.
Cartesian space. A space defined by orthogonal line dimensions, so any point in it can be represented by real coordinates (x, y, z, …) on those dimensions.
QR: A Cartesian space must expand at its edges from a center in that space, but our space has no center and is expanding everywhere at once.
Casimir effect. When two conducting plates placed close together in a vacuum experience a force pushing them together, showing that empty space is not empty.
Cerebellum. A growth of the hindbrain that bulges out from the base of the brain and contains about 80% of the nerves of the human brain.
Channel. How a network node connects and transmits to another node.
QR: A quantum node’s ability to transmit a photon’s processing at right angles to its polarization plane up to a bandwidth of one quantum process.
Channel set. The full set of channels for any node transfer axis, that can accept a ray of light that contains photons in every possible polarization plane.
Charge. An inherent property of matter that causes electrical effects.
QR: The constant remainder after a processing overload creates matter, so charge is a byproduct of mass.
Childhood amnesia. The inability to remember events before a certain age because the limbic system has not yet matured enough to do so.
Client-server relation. A network relation that partitions work between a server resource and one or more clients, whether a server transferring a document to a client printer or a photon server transferring processing to quantum network node. QR: A photon is a server-provided quantum process that maintains any number of instances spreading on the quantum network that restarts at a point physical event.
Coherence. Two wave sources are coherent if their frequency and waveform are identical. When coherent quantum waves overlap, they entangle into an ensemble that represents both.
Complex plane. An imaginary plane into which light vibrates.
QR: Complex numbers represent a quantum dimension that actually exists.
Consciousness. The unalloyed capacity to experience a physical observation.
QR: The ability to choose to observe and experience physical events by a quantum entity.
Conservation of photons. That the number of active photons in the universe has been constant since inflation stopped.
Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory. That imaginary quantum waves can exist for the purpose of physics calculations, so quantum theory is a useful description of nothing.
QR: Quantum theory describes what actually generates physical events.
Corpus callosum. The 800 million nerves that connect the hemispheres of the brain.
QR: Cutting the corpus callosum splits consciousness, so each hemisphere has its own.
Cortex. The folded layer of nerves that evolved from the forebrain to wrap around the midbrain and the hindbrain. It is about 80% of the human brain but only has about 20% of its nerves.
Cosmic background radiation. White hot light from the early universe that is now cold by the expansion of space.
QR: Cosmic background radiation is still seen around us because space is spherical.
Cycle rate. The number of processing cycles per second, e.g. a gigahertz processor runs a billion cycles/second.
QR: The quantum network cycle rate is about ten million, trillion, trillion, trillion cycles per second.
Dark energy. An unknown negative energy that pushes the universe apart.
QR: Caused by new nodes of space that receive but don’t transmit processing for their first cycle.
Dark matter. An invisible halo of matter that gives galaxies more gravity than their stars and planets allow and which stops them flying apart.
QR: The black hole at the center of most galaxies traps light in a halo around it to create mass that isn’t visible as matter.
Delayed choice two-slit experiment. A two-slit experiment where an observation made after a photon passes through the slits decides if it traveled as a particle or wave, which is the future affecting the past according to physical realism.
QR: Occurs because the instance that restarts the photon wave, and its physical path, is decided when it arrives and is observed.
Distributed processing. Processing shared between processors. Server processing shared on a distributed network between more client nodes runs slower not less.
Down quark. A first-generation quark with a strange –⅓rd charge.
QR: A head-head-tail three-way collision of extreme light that almost fills the channels of a node plane and has a negative remainder.
Dualism. That two distinct and different realities co-exist, such as mind and body.
Egocentric speech. A running spoken commentary on body’s actions generated by the intellect, usually in young children.
Einstein’s equation. E=mc2 states that the energy of matter is its mass times the speed of light squared.
QR: It can be derived from the definition of matter as trapped light.
Electric field. A field that surrounds a charge to attract or repel other charges.
QR: A processing remainder gradient that makes other charged matter move by biasing its natural quantum tremble.
Electromagnetic field. A field whose electrical and magnetic aspects cause each other.
QR: Electricity and magnetism are caused by one quantum field.
Electromagnetic spectrum. All the frequencies of light including radio waves and X-rays
QR: All the frequencies of light are one quantum process distributed more or less.
Electron. A matter particle with a negative charge that exists at a point with no extent.
QR: A head-head collision of extreme light that fills the channels of a node axis leaving a negative processing remainder.
Electron shell. Particles that occupy shells/sub-shells in an atom based on quantum numbers.
QR: Electron waves occupy shells/sub-shells based on radius, harmonic and wave direction.
Electron spin. An electron has “half-spin” because only half its spin can be measured.
QR: An electron has half-spin because only half its photons exist for any observer measurement direction.
Emotion. A neural representation of reality created by the limbic system based on sensory and visceral data influenced by emotional memory.
Empty space. Space with no matter or light in it that should be nothing at all.
QR: Space that has no matter or light is still null processing, so it is “full”.
Encapsulation. The inability of different processing systems to read the same data in the same way, so different parts of the brain can’t just exchange data.
Energy. A physical system’s capacity to perform work. Can be kinetic energy based on matter movement, radiant energy based on light frequency, heat energy based on temperature or potential energy based on position in a gravitational field.
QR: Energy as the quantum processing transfer rate at the node explains all the above.
Ensemble. When quantum entities cohere and entangle, they become a single entity for the next interaction, called an ensemble.
Entanglement. When two photons created by one event leave in opposite directions, observing the random spin of either instantly makes the other the opposite spin no matter how far apart they are.
QR: The entangling event merges the photon servers, so both run both photons. Measuring either photon restarts the server at one location randomly, so the other server instantly runs the opposite-spin photon no matter how far apart they are.
Entrainment. The process by which two oscillating entities achieve synchrony
Entropy. The amount of disorder in a system, that must increase for a closed system.
QR: Entropy increases due to the quantum Law of All Action, which also allows matter to evolve unlikely combinations of greater order.
Evolution. Species evolve by an iterative trial-and-error method that selects those that survive to produce descendants with attributes that allow them to also survive.
QR: Matter evolves by an iterative trial-and-error method that selects entities that are stable to produce descendants with attributes that allow them to also be stable.
Existence. An entity exists if it has an objective reality whether it is observed or not. In physical realism, physical entities exist whether we observe them or not.
QR: Physical entities only exist when observed in a physical event.
Extreme light. QR: The highest frequency of light with a two Planck length wavelength.
Family generations. Electrons, neutrinos and quarks have three generations, each like the last but heavier, then no more.