Force field

In science, force field is array of forces, i.e. influences that tends to change the state of rest of a body or its uniform motion in a straight line, acting in a given field, i.e. array, either surrounding a body or in a given area.

Social physics
In 1952, English physicist Vera Daniel, in his section on the “Patterns of Behavior”, extrapolated the models of fields around compass needles and atoms in two element arrays to theorize how people exert forces, in their respective spheres, similarly: [1]

“How does the mutual influence of the members of a group lead to a pattern of behavior? In physics, each member of an assembly has a force-field. In other words, it exerts well defined forces in different directions. For instance, if two compass needles are brought near to each other, the forces they exert on each other can be calculated if their mutual position is known. With an assembly of such units, these force fields are best satisfied for certain ordered arrangements. In social groups, people also ‘exert forces’ on one another; they have a vast number of needs and desires, and it seems reasonable to consider these as the origin of their mutual influence. However, these needs and desires are not fixed as are the force-fields of molecules.”

In circa 1980, Iranian mechanical engineer and thermodynamicist Mehdi Bazargan, in his section on the “Cause of Movement and Life”, theorized about human movement in terms of force fields: [2]

“In general, an object in a given force field will, of necessity, behave in a calculable and predictable way. For any object, whether a stone, a plant, or a human society, force means movement.”

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References
1. Daniel, Vera V. (1952). “Physical Principles in Human Cooperation” (abs), Sociological Review, 44(1):107-34.
2. Bazargan, Mehdi. (c.1980). “Religion and Liberty” (Section: Opposition: the Cause of Movement and Life, pgs. 81-82, note 23: Thermodynamics of Humanity); originally in Rediscovery of Values (Bazyabi-e Arzeshha); reprinted in Liberal Islam: a Source Book (chapter 7, pgs. 73-84) edited by Charles Kurzman, Oxford University Press, 1998.

External links
‚óŹ Force field – Wikipedia.

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