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The Simple Universe® Classical Atom

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The Simple Universe is a physics model that uses classical principles to model the subatomic particles the electron, proton, neutrino, photon.

A classical approach might seem to be at odds with quantum mechanics, but by giving each particle a shape, breaks in symmetry occur that lead to the possibility of a stable classical atom.

However, this approach is not for the faint-hearted !! For as well as discarding quantum mechanics, the model also ignores the fractional charge of the quark particles that are believed to be inside the proton. Instead, the proton is modelled as a positron sandwiched between two 'neutral' particles, the 'neutral' particles shielding the positron from coming into contact with other particles.

As well as providing the proton with its extra 'mass', the 'neutral' particles also offer the possibility of a classical explanation for quantum behaviour.

The subatomic particles are described pictorially and where possible as an animation. From a numerical point of view, the animations are not proportionally accurate, but nonetheless, are sufficient for analysis and deduction.

Ideally a 3D physics engine of the model would be available to remove the need for manual analysis and deduction.

Please get in touch if you have programming skills in 3D mathematics and would like to help develop the 3D physics engine ( email )