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Super-number Fields: Does Physics Emerge from the Notion of Number?

Matti Pitkänen


A proposal that all physics emerges from the notion of number field is made. The first guess for the number field in question would be complexified octonions for which inverse exists except at complexified light-cone boundary: this has interpretation in terms of propagation of signals with light-velocity 8-D sense. The emergence of fermions however requires super-octonions as super variant of number field. Rather surprisingly, it turns out that super-number theory makes perfect sense. One can define the inverse of super-number if it has non-vanishing ordinary part and also the notion of primeness makes sense and construct explicitly the super-primes associated with ordinary primes. The prediction of new number piece of theory can be argued to be a strong support for the integrity of TGD.

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