# Why Is The Speed Of Light Constant? A Visual Artist Responds With "LightspeedST," An IBook.

Why is the speed of light constant? This fundamental question has never been answered...until now. "LightspeedST: Leapfrogging @ The Speed of Light" is an artist's provocative union of the Standard Model of Quantum Physics with General Relativity.
PORTLAND, Ore. - June 29, 2013 - PRLog -- A former medical researcher and a livelong visual artist has taken upon himself the very dubious task of illustrating the generally accepted tenets of the Standard Model of Quantum Mechanics, and, Einstein's General Theory of Relativity (a.k.a. Gravitation). Silly...yes! But is it really impossible?

The Ultimate Question: Why is the speed of light constant? That is the key!

LightspeedST: Leapfrogging @ The Speed of Light lays out its case in this iBook with some 50 very short videos and hundreds of graphics all working together to generate an intimate and harmonious connection between the constant speed of light and the very nature, and formation, of space-time (ST) itself...thus the title: LightspeedST.

What does the union of the speed of light and space-time formation have to do with Quantum Gravity: that elusive interconnection between the theory of the very small (Quantum Mechanics) and the very large (Gravity)?

Well...that is the essence of this ebook. And it gets there by addressing The Ultimate Question: Why is the speed of light constant?

It starts with an Introduction.

A chapter on 20+ Questions follows. This chapter begins to question some of the premises on which our understanding of physical theory reside.

The next chapter gives 20+ Answers. Answers that probe to the heart of the ultimate question: Why is the speed of light constant?

The Movie Script  chapter is the core...the meat and potatoes...chapter that unfolds like a movie script giving the organization and narrative. It contains sections on:
• The Players (subatomic particles and fields)
• The Rules (3 simple mathematical relationships you should always remember)
• The Subplot (the backstory)
• The Plot (the story...this is whats happening)
• Conclusion
and some 50 short videos provide live-action, hand-drawn illustrations along the way.

The Movie chapter follows with the compilation videos of the videos used above and a restatement of the narrative in one fell swoop.

The remaining chapters go in two directions: small and large. The chapter onTriads goes to the really big picture...how does all this go together. The Appendix delves into the details with lots...really hundreds...of graphics. An extensive Links and References and Glossary round out the work.

Oh, and a final chapter asks the next big question: What is an inertial frame of reference?  A quiz follows!

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This is a multi-touch, interactive ebook made with iBook Author and published in the Apple iBookstore. Currently, it requires an iPad and the free iBooks app to download and read. Later this fall, it can be read on any Mac running OS Maverick. It sells for \$2.99.

Author's LightspeedST webpage: http://www.brooksdesign-ps.net/Reginald_Brooks/Code/Html/LSST/LightspeedST_eBook.html

Contains Selected Screenshots.

Multi-touch, interactive eBook: LightspeedST: The eBook (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9780989523707)

iBookstore Keywords Search: LightspeedST, Leapfrogging @ The Speed of Light, Reginald Brooks

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