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

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 classical atom that is stable.

However, this approach is not for the faint-hearted !! For as well as ignoring 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 electrons.

In addition to contributing to most of the proton's mass, the 'neutral' particles also appear to provide, in general terms, a classical mechanism 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 (email) if you have programming skills in 3D mathematics and would like to help develop the physics engine.

If we had a classical model of the electron, proton, neutron, photon, neutrino, the electric force, magnetism, gravity, mass and relativity, then studying physics as an academic discipline would no longer be necessary.

Atoms, and anything else, could be investigated by watching the animated output of the classical model.

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