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Dear Gyula,

When I first approached the field of numerical

simulation, everything in my models used

“piecewise linear” approximations of functions.

I knew that piecewise approximations using

polynomials existed, but I much preferred

piecewise linear because it was so straightforward

in the calculation of differentials and integrals.

I thought I was pretty smart doing it the “easy”

way.

Then somebody showed me that piecewise quadratic was

“easy” too, and better. Then I started playing with

cubics and so-on. Then conjugates entered the picture

as well. After playing with these mathematical objects

for years, one day in 1985 I discovered the Lorentz

factor in an “approximation”. I put that factor on the

left hand side of the equation and out popped a really

neat identity, the one described above. And it was not

merely an approximation, “piecewise conjugate” was

exact. I know that even “high falooten” math-nuts on

SciAmPF had never seen my identity before; I was

user-name ClamShell at that time and they refused to

absorb what was necessary to understand it, so they

dismissed my work on the basis that they didn’t understand

it. I’m really no Galois, but Galois suffered the same

fate at the hands of his chairman. So I think maybe that

I’m onto a “new” type of analysis, and for lack of better

words, I call it “Conjugate Analysis”.

And if I am wrong, I have little to lose, so I persevere

in the notion that gravity is a “conjugate field”( and so

are the other fields as well); a first principle.

Sincerely,

Bill Eshleman