# Its fundamental SI Unit „Coulomb“ is a Synonym for„Square Meter“

**by Georgi Stankov Copyright 2008, 25 pages**

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**Key words: **electric charge, elementary charge *e*, geometric area, cross-sectional area, coulomb, square meter, electricity, electromagnetism, mathematical formalism, principle of inner consistency and lack of contradictions, principle of circular argument, methodology of science, SI system, method of definition and measurement of physical quantities and SI units, systemic flow, formalistic blunder, new natural constants of electromagnetism, unification of electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism.

## Abstract

The current definition of the basic quantity „**electric charge**“ and its fundamental SI unit „**coulomb**“ in physics is, undoubtedly, the greatest blunder of modern science. When the **principles of mathematical formalism **are applied to this definition, it can be proven in an irrevocable manner that „**electric charge**“ is not an intrinsic property of matter, as is erroneously believed in physics today, but a synonym for „**geometric area**“, while its SI unit „**coulomb**“ is a synonym for „**square meter**“. The reason for this **systemic blunder** is the incomplete, and hence, formalistically wrong translation of the current definition of electric charge into a mathematical equation by physicists, from which they have subsequently derived all known laws of electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism. Thus, this formalistic blunder has been replicated numerous times throughout the history of science and has biased the whole edifice of physics and natural sciences from mathematical, epistemological and cognitive point of view. This revolutionary physical and mathematical proof affects the very foundation of modern science. At the same time it opens the possibility of a full axiomatisation of physics and its development to a consistent, unified theory of the physical world.

## Introduction

The current definition of the basic quantity „**electric charge**“ and its fundamental SI unit „**coulomb**“ in physics is, undoubtedly, the greatest blunder of science since the rejection of the geocentric Ptolemaic system of the universe in late Renaissance, when the foundation of modern science was laid by such prominent scholars as Copernicus, Galilei, Kepler and Descartes. Although since then billions of physicists, scientists, teachers and students have studied, educated and used the definition of „electric charge“ in the firm belief that it is an intrinsic property of matter, and are still doing so today in schools, universities and experimental research all over the world, they have obviously failed to realize that the current definition is, in fact, a **synonym **(tautology) of the simple geometric term „**area**“, which is known since antiquity, e.g. in Euclidean geometry. Accordingly, the SI unit „coulomb“ is a synonym for the area unit „square meter“:

**charge = geometric area**

**1 coulomb = 1 m^{2} **

** **The reason, why this greatest scientific blunder could have occurred in such an „exact“ natural discipline as physics, lies solely in the fact that physicists have translated the verbal, non-mathematical definition of „electric charge“ in an incomplete, and hence, wrong way into a mathematical equation, from which they have subsequently derived all known laws of electricity. Thus they have biased the theory of electromagnetism from an epistemological and cognitive point of view. This elementary and incomprehensible mathematical inconsistency has been grossly overlooked by educated mankind.

In the following, an impeccable and irrevocable mathematical proof will be presented that is based on the **methodological principle of mathematical formalism**, namely, the **principle of inner consistence and lack of contradiction**, also known as **Hilbert’s formalism**: It will be shown that „electric charge“ is not an intrinsic property of matter, as is believed in physics today, but a synonym for „geometric area“, and that the SI unit „*coulomb*“ is a synonym for „*square meter*“.

All mathematical proofs presented in this publication are accomplished according to established physical theory and experimental evidence, and adhere diligently to currently accepted definitions in electricity and magnetism that can be found in any comprehensive textbook on physics. The new, revolutionary aspect of the present elaboration is the consistent implementation of mathematical formalism in physics and the novel interpretation of the epistemological and cognitive background of basic physical terms.

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