# Thread: Liberated, conserved forms of Se, Ne

1. ## Liberated, conserved forms of Se, Ne

Liberated Se: vector
conserved Se: scalar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalar_(physics)
In physics, a scalar is a simple physical quantity that is not changed by coordinate system rotations or translations (in Newtonian mechanics), or by Lorentz transformations or space-time translations (in relativity). (Contrast to vector.)

For example, the distance between two points in space is a scalar, as are the mass, charge, and kinetic energy of an object, or the temperature and electric potential at a point inside a medium. On the other hand, the electric field at a point is not a scalar in this sense, since to specify it one must give three real numbers that depend on the coordinate system chosen. The speed of an object is a scalar (e.g. 180 km/h), while its velocity is not (i.e. 180 km/h north). The gravitational force acting on a particle is not a scalar, but its magnitude is.

Examples of scalar quantities in Newtonian mechanics:

* electric charge and charge density
* mass and mass density
* speed, but not velocity or momentum
* temperature
* energy and energy density
* time
* pressure
* entropy
* negentropy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_(physics)

In elementary mathematics and physics, a vector or space-vector or spatial vector is a geometric object that has both a magnitude (or length) and a direction. A vector is graphically represented by an arrow. The magnitude of the vector is proportional to the length of the arrow and its direction coincides with the direction of the arrow. For instance, a vector may represent a displacement from a point A to a point B.[1]

Vectors play an important role in physics: position, velocity and acceleration of a moving object and forces acting on a body are all described by vectors. Many other physical quantities can be usefully thought of as vectors. Vector-like objects that describe physical quantities include pseudovectors and tensors.

A component of a vector is the influence of that vector in a given direction. [1] Components are themselves vectors.

A vector is often described by a fixed number of components that sum up into this vector uniquely and totally.
The debate over the Iraq war is a case in point: there existed a will for freedom in Iraqis -- this was a scalar of the Iraqi people. However there were also various independent forces (vectors) in place which made the actual attainment of Iraqi freedom questionable: the Left (U.S.) observed these wills which competed within Iraqis for freedom, and observed that they were not neccessarily amicable to freedom's dominance. (although Iraqis wanted freedom for themselves, they did not want freedom for each other, as the Iraq conflict eventually showed). The Right prioritized one Iraqi scalar over the others, and thus erred. The victory of Hamas in Palestine demonstrated the degree to which the Right had misconflated the interdependence of political scalars.

Liberated Ne: variant potential
Conserved Ne: invariant potential

I define variant potential as hypothetical -- it apprehends the situation as fluid and dynamic: its outcome may yet be shaped. I define invariant potential as a possible outcome of which one is already certain, should no changes be made. There is a question of whether to "respect" the invariant potential of something with respect to variant potentials of the situation. This situation extends not only to the abortion debate but also to situations as diverse as initial electoral outcomes: we can accord Bush's victory by the court. Notice that conservatives in general find it much more difficult to challenge the results of an election as they first appear, this because they have tremendous anxiety over where exactly the process will end if ever it does. But these challenges do occur, and we can explain their occurance by observing the extremist vantagepoints of either Right or Left: either nothing is certain ever (for the Left) or everything is preordained (for the Right) and every advantageous potential is that which is the gift of God to do His will, especially if the (variable) potential would fulfill known invariant potentials.