Thursday, August 1, 2013

Lines of Space by Devinder Kumar Dhiman (Book Tour & Giveaway)

Why I wrote this book?

Yesterday, someone asked me, "Why did you write this book?"
I was momentarily startled by the sudden and direct question, and before I could recuperate, next question was hurled at me- "Is it for money?"
I was quick to reply, "No, I earn good from my job, why should I worry?"
Then I heard the next one, "Is it for fame?"
I retorted," No, by nature, I like to keep by myself, I am not interested in that either."
"Then what?" probed the questioner.
"It is not straightforward to explain the motive behind writing this book," I countered and continued after a short pause," I had studied about Creation of the Universe through Big-bang and always wondered how that was possible? While investigating this phenomenon, I came across an idea that Universe may have got created from space itself, and my quest took a new turn. I spent many years to visualize the relation between space and matter. My calculations and rough diagrams mostly landed in the waste basket in a mutilated condition beyond recognition, for the fear of anyone discovering what I was working on, to save myself from embarrassment of trying to fix something which I was not considered capable of. When I sniffed success in my endeavor after years of collecting information on this subject secretly and countless hours of cogitating, my trepidation vanished and I started saving the calculations and diagrams. Now, I only had to add text details to make a case."
"So, why you chose to write a book instead of presenting your case to a science magazine?" I was interrupted.
"Not being a trained physicist, I was at a disadvantage. I also discovered that if the established laws are not adhered to, a new proposal is not considered valid by the science periodicals. My contemplations, though logical and mathematically correct, were in disagreement with some of the laws of physics. I was in a fix, and in the danger of squandering all my work without anyone evaluating it. My calculation and drawings were too arduous for any individual to understand."
"Is your book difficult to read?" Questioner got anxious.
"At that stage, it was very challenging, not now," I clarified and resumed my rejoinder," At that juncture, I decided to weave a story to make the content unpretentious by elucidating the prevalent theories from the fundamental level and then anatomizing them in relation to the core idea. Being a novice at writing, I learned the process of writing and publishing and subsequently the book was released after devoting three years to this process. This is how; the book 'Lines of Space' was born which explains how matter can originate from empty space. So, I wrote this book because I was confident that my concept is plausible, logical, innovative and unique."
"But, only you believe in your book, why anyone will read something which is not in agreement with present physics?" the questioner expressed reservations from the point of view of other readers.
"I am not the lone believer in this concept. Whosoever studied my concept, found it astounding and worth publishing, and persuaded me to share my view on conversion of space into matter with everyone irrespective of the fact that it gives a new dimension to certain laws of physics."
"Has anyone read it after its release?
"So far, scores of people have read this book, and I am getting good remarks from all of them. Latest comment made by one of my friends on Facebook is -[Gone through yr book…Excellent work…you hv got deep knowledge…a daring and revolutionary mind challenges the basic beliefs and practices, and you have done that through your book…that is remarkable!]"
"That is great! Wish you all the best for the success of your book."

So, I wrote this book because I was confident that my work is truthful and innovative; and whosoever perused my concept, found it astounding and worth publishing, and persuaded me to share my view on conversion of space into matter with everyone."

Devinder Kumar Dhiman was born in 1965 in a small town near Chandigarh, in a middle class family. He completed his engineering graduation from the prestigious Marine Engineering and Research Institute in Kolkata. After graduation, he worked as an engineer on ship and also taught science and mathematics to XIIth standard students in a Coaching institute, in between the sailings. In 1997, he got his First Class Engineering Officer license from Directorate General of Shipping of India. After two years, he became head of the technical department of a Norwegian ship plying in international waters and continues to hold this position till date. He works on ship for about six months every year and devotes the remaining time to his interest of physics. He lives with his family in Panchkula- a beautiful town of north India.

Genre: General Science
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release Date: June 4, 2013

Book Description:

'Lines of Space' is a unique and interesting approach to creation of matter from empty space. The Author has presented this notion by primarily discussing the established theories of physics in an interactive dialogue with his son in order to simplify them and then comparing them with the new idea of 'Lines of Space'. The author conjectured that, in the beginning of the Universe, there was dense uniform space which converted into matter by contraction and caused different stresses in the remaining space, which in turn gave rise to fundamental forces. The author developed mathematical formula to find this stress at various locations in the universe and established its relation with cause of Gravitation,bending of Light, expansion of the Universe, Theory of Relativity and creation of subatomic particles. Thus, he has presented in this book, an absolutely new, ground-breaking, plausible and fascinating look in to the world of physics where all matter in the universe is created from space itself and the fundamental forces subsist due to stress in the 'Lines of Space'.

Praise for Lines of Space:

This is a fascinating new look into the world of physics and Science. I think your way of presenting the material through discussion with your children is innovative and well done.”---Editor of Book-Editing- Services

“I found it very interesting, I also like your style, and can just say, keep on going, you have talent.”---Dragan Bebic, Technical Superintendent

“New concept of Lines of Space has made me understand the universe and creation of matter in a very simple manner which has been given with adequate proof, hard to negate.”---Capt Sharat Kumar, Master Mariner.

'Lines of Space' concept explains laws of physics really well and gives a relation between strong nuclear force, electrostatic force and gravitational force. Thus, overall the book is a must read and the theories discussed have the potential to change science in a better way.”--- Nikhil Dhiman, Student Engineering

Author has presented the theories of science in a very good analytical way with experimental proof, mathematical calculations and original stories of different inventions.” --Bibhash Ranjan Datta, Electrical Engineer

Excerpt No.1

I was delighted that Sahil had started showing some interest in science. Next day he had another question ready for me when I came home from the factory.
Daddy, I have read about quarks but I don’t understand them,” he pronounced, and then asked, “Can you explain this to me?”
Both protons and neutrons are composed of elementary particles called quarks,” I told him. “There are six types of quarks. Quarks having a charge of +2/3 are called Up-Quarks and quarks having a charge -1/3 are called Down-Quarks. Protons are composed of two up-quarks and one down-quark, while a neutron consists of one up-quark and two down-quarks. This distinction accounts for the difference in mass and charge between the two particles.
If you add two up- quarks and one down-quark, what do you get,” I asked Sahil.
2 x (+2/3) + (-1/3) = 3/3= +1, calculated Sahil quickly.
Now add one up-quark and two-down quarks,” I told him.
(+2/3) + 2 x (-1/3) = 0.”
Now you see that the first case of combination of quarks resulted in the formation of proton having positive charge +1 and in the second case, this combination formed a neutron having no charge.”
But it seems that mathematical juggling has been used to prove the existence of quarks,” advocated Sahil.
Yes, you may be right,” I agreed with him. “But we don’t have any better explanation so we have to follow this until we get one,” I added. “These quarks are held together by the strong nuclear force, which gluons mediate.”
What are gluons?” asked Sahil.
They must be like glue which keep the quarks together,” interrupted Ritika. I almost agreed with her unintentionally.
The gluon is a member of gauge boson family.”
Now, what is this gauge boson?” asked Sahil.
These are elementary particles that mediate physical forces.”
You know that when electrons or protons hit other particles, they transfer some force to them.”
This transfer of force is done by these particles such as bosons and photons.”
Why can’t electrons and protons do this job by themselves?” asked Ritika.
I don’t know,” I gave honest answer. “But there is something interesting to know about bosons.”
What?” asked Ritika.
Boson is the name derived from its inventor Satyender Nath Bose.”
You mean an Indian invented this particle!” they were surprised.
Yes, he stayed in West Bengal and he also worked with Einstein.”
Tell us more about him,” they asked me.
You can check on the internet,” I suggested.
Daddy, there have been many hits and trials, assumptions, experiments, errors and corrections done by scientists to reach the present level of knowledge of science,” stated Sahil.
Yes, you’re right. Many times, the theories put forward by scientists were found wrong by experiments carried out later and then scientists had to correct themselves,” I agreed with him. “But which particular gaffe you are referring to?”
First Thompson discovered electrons and changed the theory that the atom is indivisible. He put forward the Plum Pudding model of an atom where he proposed that an atom has negatively charged electrons in a sea of positive charge. This theory was again discarded when Rutherford gave his model.”
And after that, Rutherford suggested that electrons revolve around a nucleus, which was later refined by Bohr, who suggested that the electrons were confined into clearly defined, quantized orbits and could jump between these, but could not freely spiral inward or outward in intermediate states.”
And after that?” I pushed him.
Bohr’s model of fixed orbits was discarded in favor of orbitals of electrons.”
Well done! Now it seems that you have understood the structure of the atom,” I told him.
Thank you, Daddy.”
Thanks from me too,” added Ritika.
So, I had won a little battle by making him interested in at least one chapter of science that was common in physics and chemistry. But my mind was still hovering around his one question: where do the electrons get their negative charge. Today, he gave me one more thing to wonder. He had commented that the discovery of quarks was just mathematical juggling. I couldn’t disagree with his comment, why do up-quarks have +2/3 charge and down-quarks have –1/3 charge? And why do they combine in such a way that a proton becomes positively charged and a neutron becomes neutral? Why can’t (say) five down-quarks combine with one up-quark to form an electron, which should also have a mass equal to a proton and a charge opposite to a proton? There were many unanswered questions, and my chain of thoughts had started. I was going deeper and deeper in my deliberations when my wife called me to inform that dinner was ready and broke the chain.


Unknown said...

Thank you for stopping in today Devinder. Hope you're enjoying your tour so far :)

Unknown said...

Yes Walker, I am enjoying this tour. My friends are liking the posts on your site and showing interest in my book. One of my friends downloaded the book yesterday and found it so interesting that he finished it in one go and just now sent a message to me. He will send me a review soon. Thank you so much for organizing this tour.