What is energy

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What is Energy?
By Dave Broyles

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Copyright in Canada by Trafford Publications, June, 2001 (first publication, with revisions) Copyright in the United States by David R. Broyles, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2006 First printed publication byTrafford Publications, 2001 www.trafford.com Second edition to be published by Trafford Publications, 2006 e-Book publication by the author, April, 2006 copyright in the United States by David R. Broyles, 2006 available from the author at whatisenergy@yahoo.com Author will supply the first 10,000 e-Book copies via e-mail at no cost to recipients. Price for later copies will not exceed $3.95. NOTE TOREADERS: This manuscript was made available via Trafford Publications to the public over the Internet on June 28, 2001. This was prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001, and before the more recent increases in world oil prices. Publication of this e-Book edition should in no way be attributed to or confused with any action upon the part of the United States government or other entity torespond to attacks upon the United States, rising world oil prices, or any international war upon terrorism. The contents of this book were fully accessible to the United States government, its decisionmaking individuals and entities, and to any other potentially interested parties prior to September 11, 2001. To whatever degree that various governments may have been aware of the contents of this book,the contents of this book were completely ignored. This is not to say that there may not have been conscientious individuals, intelligence analysts in particular, who were well aware. This merely states that they, like I, were ignored. This being the case, I have chosen to leave the June, 2001, Trafford edition in print, without substitution or revision. The Trafford edition definitely needssignificant revision. I find continued publication of this edition to be personally embarrassing. However, there are limits to the degrees to which history should be revised. In the interest of historical record, I have chosen to leave an obviously flawed and substandard edition in print. Please do not purchase a copy, unless you are an historian. Do not believe that intelligence analysts were aware ofanything, unless and until some former or retired intelligence analysts choose to step forward and tell their stories. I cannot speak for them. We must await the time, if it comes, when they will choose to speak for themselves. Bear in mind the fact that many nations have intelligence analysts. The analysts who choose to step forward may, or may not, be American. Let fate take its course. As ifit wouldn’t anyway. ii

Forward to April, 2006, e-Book Edition I recently began rereading my book for the first time since self-publication in June, 2001. For years, I have been content to let the book languish in my files. I have never had a copy of the published book, only the diskettes from which the book was published. As much grief as this project had caused me over the years, I didn’t wanta copy of the book. I still don’t. Two characteristics of the 2001 forward now stand out in my mind. First, the 2001 forward better reflected where my project started rather than where it ended. In its final form, my book was much less about language than it was about theoretical assumptions. What emerged as most important was the failure of Western (European-American) culture to carefully codifythe assumptions that underlie physical theory in general, and energy theory in particular. Careful codification ultimately involves subjecting these assumptions to rigorous examination. Is what we are saying really necessary? Codifying that which we assume invites us to search for alternative assumptions, and to give careful thought to these alternatives. At the core of our theory is an...
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