Lancelot Law Whyte

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Lancelot Law Whyte (1896–1972) was a Scottish financier and industrial engineer.[1]

He claimed to have worked with Albert Einstein on the unified field theory.[2] He further claimed that this work was based on the theory of the 18th century natural philosopher Roger Boscovich.[3]

Whyte proposed something he called "the unitary principle" to unify physics theories.[4] Experimental work on this theory was carried out by Leo Baranski.[5]

Works[edit]

Scientific papers[edit]

  • Zeit. f. Phys., 56, 809, 1929. ‘On the characteristics of a unified physical theory. I. The presence of a universal constant with the dimensions of a length.’ (In German.)
  • Zeit. f. Phys., 61, 274, 1930. ‘Ditto. II. Rulers, clocks, and a possible alternative to 4-co-ordinate representation.’ (In German.)
  • Libr. of Xth Int. Congr. of Phil., Amsterdam, 1948. I. 298. ‘One-way Processes in Biology.’
  • Nature, 163, 762, 1949. ‘Tendency towards Symmetry in Fundamental Physical Structures.’
  • Nature, 166, 824, 1950. ‘Planck’s Constant and the Fine-Structure Constant.’
  • Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 1, 303, 1951. ‘Fundamental Physical Theory. An Interpretation of the Present Position of the Theory of Particles.’
  • Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 3, 256, 1952. ‘Angles in Fundamental Physics.’
  • Am. Math. Monthly, 59, 606, 1952. ‘Unique Arrangements of Points on a Sphere.’
  • Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 3, 243, 1952. ‘The Electric Current. A Study of the Role of Time in Electron Physics.’
  • Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 3, 349, 1953. ‘Has a Single Electron a Transit Time?’
  • Phil. Mag., 44, 1303, 1953. ‘The Velocities of Fundamental Particles.’
  • Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 4, 160, 1953. ‘Light Signal Kinematics.’
  • Am. J. Phys., 21, 323, 1953. ‘Dimensional Theory: Dimensionless Secondary Quantities.’
  • Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 5, 1, 1954. ‘A Dimensionless Physics ?’
  • Nature, 174, 398, 1954. ‘Velocity of Electron Pulses.’ (With D. Gabor and D. L. Richards.)
  • Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 4, 337, 1954. ‘Geodesics and the Space and Time of Physical Observations.’
  • Ann. of Sci., 10, 20, 1954. ‘On the History of Natural Lengths.’
  • Brain, 77 (I), 158, 1954. ‘Hypothesis regarding the Brain Modifications underlying Memory.’
  • Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 5, 332, 1955. ‘Note on the Structural Philosophy of Organism.’
  • Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 6, 107, 1955. ‘One-Way Processes in Physics and Bio-Physics.’
  • Nature, 179, 284, 1957. ‘Boscovich and Particle Theory.’
  • Nature, 180, 513, 1957. ‘Chirality.’
  • Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 7, 347, 1957. ‘On the Relation of Physical Laws to the Processes of Organisms.’
  • Notes and Records, Roy. Soc. London, 13, 38, 1958. ‘R. J. Boscovich, 1711-1787, and the Mathematics of Atomism.’
  • Nature, 182, 198, 1958. ‘Chirality.’
  • Nature, 182,230, 1958. Report of Bicentenary Meeting, ‘Boscovich’s Theoria Philosophise Naturalis, 1758.
  • Brit. J. Phil. Sci., 9, 133, 1958. ‘The Scope of Quantum Mechanics.’

Books[edit]

  • Internal Factors in Evolution (Soc. Sci. Pbs.), Lancelot Law Whyte. Tavistock Pubns. 1968
  • The Unconscious Before Freud (Soc. Sci. Pbs.), Lancelot Law Whyte. Tavistock Pubns. 1967
  • The Next Development in Man, Lancelot Law Whyte, et al. Transaction Publishers,U.S. 2002
  • The Universe of Experience: A Worldview Beyond Science and Religion, Lancelot Law Whyte, et al. Transaction Publishers,U.S. 2003
  • Hierarchical Structures, Lancelot Law Whyte (Editor). Elsevier 1969
  • Essay on Atomism: From Democritus to 1960, Lancelot Law Whyte. Nelson 1961
  • The atomic problem: A challenge to physicists and mathematicians,Lancelot Law Whyte. Allen & Unwin 1961

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ PEP Web - A Biographical Note on L. L. Whyte
  2. ^ Focus and Diversions, L L Whyte, Cresset Press, London 1963
  3. ^ Roger Joseph Boscovich SJ FRS, 1711 -1787 Studies of his life and work on the 250th anniversary of his birth, edited L L Whyte, George Allen and Unwin, London, 1961
  4. ^ The Unitary Principle in Physics and biology, LL Whyte, London, 1949
  5. ^ Scientific Basis for World Civilization: Unitary Field theory, Leo J Baranski, The Christopher Publishing House, USA, 1960