I graduated many years ago from the University of Sydney with a B.Sc. majoring in Geology, Geophysics and Pure Mathematics. My first full-time job was as a Rock Mechanic engineer for the New Broken Hill Consolidated mine (now defunct) in the western part of NSW. I loved anything Science related and through work subscribed to as many science journals that I could.
I picked up the FORTRAN programming language from a textbook so that I could write and modify stress analysis programs for the Rock Mechanics section. With newly gained programming skills I moved to Adelaide to become involved in computer-based ore reserve estimation and mine planning. I also gained post-graduate computing qualifications from the University of Adelaide and picked up a couple more programming languages. After working a consulting role for about 10 years, I changed from the mining area to the teaching computer programming, database design and application development within TAFE (a post-secondary training part of the Education Department) in Perth for over 30 years.
Upon retirement, as I had more time on my hands, I rekindled my interest of dabbling in Physics, which has resulted in STEM and this book. I am not a Physicist by profession, which has perhaps been an advantage in terms of looking objectively at current and alternative theories. Another possible advantage is that over the years I have developed some pretty reasonable logic and problem solving skills, although this series of books may suggest otherwise.