Rose Love asked this question in QUORA.com: The law of conservation of energy states that energy and matter cannot be created and cannot be destroyed. While many scientists believe that the Big Bang created matter and energy. So which one is correct?
The Big Bang, as it’s called, is the result of some universal behavior (a rapid radial expansion that is probably an effect of some nearly infinite curvature very close to the singularity source that caused the expansion).
EXISTENCE: The first thing one needs to know in understanding this near singularity source (that once was the beginning of our universe) is that before anything actually exists, it needs some statistical potential to exist. And “to exist” means no matter how simple this internal universe/universal-boundary is it must experience some flow of energy within it.
[As humans, our experience of this flow, is a superposition of many flows of many different kinds of energy (for which we need a complex array of cellular tissues to interpret and store such experiences).]
STATISTICAL POTENTIAL: The first knowledge then is the entire set of all potential experiences (the universe can have at any locality) is its potential. How can we say that all the energy in this initial potential is statistical in nature before it becomes a real experience of some kind of flow (out of the near singularity source)?
CONSERVATION: In fluid dynamics, when flow is turbulent, then we apply an average to the statistics, so perhaps we can do the same thing for the initial energy out of the near singularity source (Big Bang). This may be where the idea of zero point energy can be found. At any location energy magnitude that has a potential for detection has a statistical solution. All such solutions throughout the universe/universal-boundary will then average to conserve the original no matter what duration/time they are solved for.
CHANGE BOUNDARY: Many ask what is the boundary of the outside of the universe. Anything the universe is, or can put forth, is given in its boundary. The universe, first and foremost, is its potential. Universal potential has within it all the possibilities of experience for that universe. (In other words, if we are going to explain or describe anything this way (by its potential behaviors and shapes), all of those things will depend on a boundary that is INTERNAL to its potential).
A Universal boundary is the Universe itself, a change boundary, meaning that there must exist a space between two points in which a higher energy amplitude flows into a lower one. When there is such flow, we might say the universe across these locations experiences something, some flow of energy. The earliest and simplest form of this boundary may change shape (and curvature) as a form of primitive remembrance, but it can be assumed that these first and simplest of experiences (like any single descriptive term in The General Energy Equation) has nearly no, or little, way of remembering or controlling such experiences).
SPACE AND DURATION: Where there is a boundary between two localities, there is an energy field and this spacetime, or energy field, is kept open by the flow amplitude of the energy between the two points. [The smaller and more primitive the energy system and flow, the simpler the flow and experience (little or no consciousness or actively retrievable memory (this is the result of the square/cube law: smaller objects,systems have more degrees of freedom of movement than do larger objects/systems).
CAUSE AND EFFECT: As we learn how to describe our universe accurately, humans like to think cause and effect are separate. When we computer model any part of our universe, we like to think that, as energy flows from one cell or location to another, that there are recursive causes and effects that self-order over time into some stable experience that can be described. But it may be just as acceptable to think of what happens (to an internal change boundary of the potential universe in time) is that there are cause-effects that change relationships over boundaries in time.
In very primitive systems (such as my published research on expanding boundaries with my advisor and fluid dynamics master S.G. Advani): as these boundaries change shape in time, their measured dimensions (fractal dimensions (fd)) behave as to create something known as a midrange slope (characterizing their cause-effect behavior/experience).
AuthorSusan BurnsBA (Math/Bio), MESM(GA TECH), ME(DE), M Equiv Ed (PA STATE)