# NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND SELF-FIELD THEORY

Our knowledge of the strong and weak nuclear forces needs to be updated according to Self-Field Theory. At present particle physics uses terms with outdated labels such as 'strange', 'charm', 'up', 'down', etc. These labels are more in keeping with another time in scientific history, the mid-20th century, a time when the term 'quantum physics' was the buzz word of the day. It is not our present aim to demean this wondrous view of science and mathematics; it is good that the young and students see maths and science as things of great mystery, because they are! However, the work needs to be done and we must simplify our task as best we can.

Since Strong Nuclear Self-Field Theory (SNSFT) sees the strong forces in terms of three spinors, rather than the two of EMSFT, essentially we are dealing with an eigenvalue problem in six variables. In quantum electrodynamics we dealt with the four atomic indices l, m,n, and s. Hence a renaming of the strong nuclear variables should be undertaken in order to have a practical nomenclature with which to solve the eigenvalue problem. Looking at the terminology of EMSFT, the actual physical variables are the orbital radius and velocity, and the cyclotron radius and velocity. In SNSFT, we add the nuclear radius and velocity. All velocities can be transformed into a suitably named frequency and radius. So physically we have a strong nuclear orbital frequency and radius, a strong nuclear cyclotron frequency and radius,and finally a strong nuclear nuclear frequency and radius. It would seem appropriate to drop the repeated 'nuclear' from the final term to give a strong orbital frequency and radius, a strong cyclotron frequency and radius,and finally a strong nuclear frequency and radius. Perhaps some may argue to call these terms something different, but at this stage these are then the physical variable chosen for the mathematics formulation. But we have yet to decide on the algebraic discrete eigenvalues that will serve our maths. It seems sensible to take the opportunity while we're at it, to rewrite the four atomic indices l, m,n, and s, to reflect our SFT insight these four numbers represent physical variables of frequencies and radii's. The 's' for 'spin' seems inappropriate for a frequency, so perhaps i,j, and k could be the orbital, cyclotron, and nuclear radius indices respectively. Likewise the choice l,m, and n, for the orbital, cyclotron, and nuclear frequency indices gives a sense of the greek "nu" for frequency. So it is then that we set off on our mathematical journey to come up with an analytic expression for the hydrogen atom that takes into account the presence of quarks and gluons, in addition to the electron and photons.