Im quoting this from the EUT thread, because I think the comment fits best here.
Wow, those are some good videos. Parked here is my Physics playlist, which might end up containing some of the videos above. The one below is set at the beginning of the Leonard Susskind lectures, which start with Einstein and then go through string theory with a lot of math. You'll find Lecture 2 and 3 especially interesting for answering your questions, as the 'Black Hole War' which covers your toroidal and holographic concerns, albeit indirectly in the context of black holes. Apparently it's axiomatic in physics re holographs and that matter is created as a byproduct of field interaction
. However, the fields are not merely toroidal, but are often toroidal, as you'll see when Dr Susskind draws. There's really no substitute for hearing him talk, as the contexts help clarify the meaning.
I wanted to comment on the toroid issue, as I think it's a very important clue to all of this. I've had some time to research and think on the nature of magnetic fields, and this is my conclusion so far, given the information that is available.
1) The spin/angular momentum of the magnetic field is directly related to the direction of electric current flow. If electric current is flowing through a wire away from you (away from your face), the magnetic field will spin around the wire in a clockwise direction relative to your position. If the current is flowing toward you, the magnetic field spins counter clockwise. This is called the right-hand rule of electricity.
2) All known electric are dipolar. This means all electric fields have a positive and negative charge. [There is speculation in some QM circles that electric monopoles can exist, but they have yet to be discovered, and the moment a monopolar body begins to move, the subtle distortion caused by any motion divides the monopolarity into dipolarity. This is potentially important information.
] The very fact that all electric fields are dipolar means that current must flow in a circuit.
3) All electric current flows in a circuit. A circuit can exist in any shape. If we have a perfectly circular electric circuit, the magnetic field will take the shape of a perfect toroid. In other words, it will resemble a donut. If the electric circuit is square shaped, the magnetic field will look like a square donut. If rectangular, a rectangular donut, etc. No matter how long, distorted, or incoherent the electric circuit appears to be, there will always be a magnetic field rotating around the flow of current. This means that a magnetic toroid can have any conceivable shape.
It can be a neat donut (closer to a black hole shape), or it can look like a distorted hot mess, but regardless of the distortion, the magnetic field is a toroid.
4) There are cases where objects (such as the moons, stars, and even impact craters) can have what appear to be multipolar magnetic fields. These fields generally appear chaotic in shape and they reflect very chaotic electric fields. Despite the appearance of multipolarity, these fields are a collection of multiple dipolar fields, superimposed upon each other in an incoherent fashion (misaligned fields). Rather than looking like donuts, these toroids (and their spin/angular momentum) are so distorted that they wind up looking like a tangled ball of yarn.
5) In Disinti's videos (New Magnetism 1 & 2), Disinti proved, by experimentation and observation, that magnetic attraction is not a dipolar phenomenon, but a phenomenon related to like
directions of spin/angular momentum. He also noted that magnetic fields do not really have lines of force. Iron filings (and therefore the ferrofluid used in ferrocells) create the illusion of lines of force (aka flux lines) because of the ferromagnetic nature of iron. If you skip to 16:30 in the New Magnetism 2 video, Disinti explains that as iron filings become magnetized, they link together in parallel chains, oriented to the directional flow of the magnetic field. Each individual set of parallel chain repel each other, forming concentric equidistant curves within the magnetic (force) field. In my opinion, this does two things. First, it creates the illusion
that magnetic fields have flux lines of force. Secondly, in my opinion, it shows us the exact shape of the magnetic field being observed. Were it not for this amazing phenomenon there probably would not be an coherent way to visualize a magnetic field. Does this disprove the toroid model? How can it? If anything, it shows how the toroidal magnetic field circulates around the dipolar electric field.
6) Black Holes are said to create the shape of a toroid. QM also says that Black Holes have ridiculously strong gravitational fields? So what could we be observing? What if the toroidal shape of a Black Hole is the result of a magnetic field spinning around an electric dipole?
Or, what if a Black Hole is more like a superconductor, having both positive and negative charges both on top and bottom? That would sandwich it between two stacked toroids, causing a shrinking spiral pattern around a singularity?
7) Whatever the case maybe, the link between magnetic fields and black holes seem to be the toroid. So that could argue a very strong case for gravity being directly related to electromagnetism.
My conclusion: Not all fields are toroids
. There are many kinds of fields, which are not directly related to electromagnetism...but it does appear that all magnetic fields are indeed toroids, spinning around an electric current.
Now, here are the important questions. More important than toroids and Black Holes.
1) What came first? The magnetic field, or the electric field?
2) Did the electromagnetism start as a monopole? If so, then said monopole would have to exist in perfect static stillness, for the second motion/oscillation/angular momentum is introduced, the static monopolarity becomes a dipolar electric field, spawning a magnetic field.
3) If Standard Physics and QM both axiomatically agree that mass is a product of field interaction, then how could a monopole exist in perfect static stillness? It would be a massless/fieldless anomaly.
Maybe time is indeed the catalyst.