Tao Te Ching 

The Author

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Wayne L. Wang was born in Taiwan and migrated to the U.S. for his graduate studies in engineering and physics. In 1971, Dr. Wang received his Ph. D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He did research as a theoretical physicist until 1975, publishing numerous papers on nuclear reaction theory.After spending five years on nuclear reactor safety research, he became a telecommunication engineer specializing in advanced mobile telecommunication systems and data communication.


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His cultural background spans equally both the Eastern and Western worlds. The similarities between Tao and quantum physics have attracted his early interest on Tao Philosophy. He believes that Tao is coherent and dynamic, and it may be systematically represented a modern theory. With his background in the Chinese language and modern physics, he has been able to formulate a Tao philosophy in a most coherent and consistent manner. He introduces a scientific process to formulate Tao Philosophy in a language independent fashion. He has successfully translated the most difficult Chinese classic, the Laotzu Tao Te Ching, with minimum ambiguity.


I-Lan Junior High School 1959
Taipei Institute of Technology 1964
Univ. of New Hampshire 1965
Rensselaer Institute of Technology 1966
Massachusette Institute of Technology 1971

His first book on this subject, Dynamic Tao and Its Manifestations, shows the intimate similarities between Tao Philosophy and Quantum Cosmology. His analysis of Tao Philosophy will set a new framework for modern Tao studies, in both the Eastern and the Western arenas.The project took more than four and half years to complete.


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Partial List of Research Reports on Nuclear Physics

Ph.D. Thesis Publication Phys. Rev. C 5, 1898–1926 (1972) [Issue 6 – June 1972 ]

Intermediate Structure and the Photodisintegration of O-16

Wayne L. Wang* (Department of Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139) and C. M. Shakin (Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106)

Received 28 October 1971


A theory of photonuclear reactions is formulated using a projection-operator formalism. We obtain a T matrix describing a direct photoeffect and a resonance reaction. By introducing doorway and secondary-doorway states, we can conveniently study the structure and energy dependence of the T matrix.
The formalism is applied to the analysis of the photonuclear cross sections of O16. The ( gamma ,n) and ( gamma ,p) cross sections are calculated. We consider those channels in which the residual nucleus is left in the ground state (J pi =1 / 2-) or the third excited state (J pi =3 / 2-). In the shell-model formulation, the doorways are taken to be mixtures of 1p-1h states, which are constructed in the Tamm-Dancoff approximation. The secondary doorways are assumed to be 3p-3h states, which are constructed in the interacting-boson approximation of Iachello and Feshbach. By mixing the doorways and the secondary doorways, we obtain a microscopic description of the compound states formed in the reactions. The doorways are shown to be responsible for the gross structure of the giant dipole resonances, while their couplings to the secondary doorways give rise to intermediate structure. A particular model of the 3p-3h states, together with certain simplifications in the description of the reaction, reproduces some of the experimental data (the photodisintegration to the J pi =1 / 2- ground state) to a surprising degree of accuracy.
The calculation evidently shows the importance of the 3p-3h admixture in the low-lying odd-parity states of O16. Our results also give strong support to assigning E1 nature to the resonances at 21.0, 22.3, 23.1, 24.2, 25.2, and 25.6 MeV.

©1972 The American Physical Society

URL: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRC/v5/p1898

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.5.1898


* Present address: Department of Physics, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213.

Phys. Rev. Lett. 26, 902–906 (1971) [Issue 15 – 12 April 1971 ]

Intermediate Structure and the Giant-Dipole Resonance in O-16

C. M. Shakin and W. L. Wang

Received 16 February 1971

We develop a projection-operator theory of photodisintegration. It is shown that the coupling of 3p-3h (three-particle, three-hole) modes to the 1p-1h modes can explain the intermediate structure of the giant resonance in oxygen when the 1p-1h states are treated as "doorways" for gamma -ray absorption and for particle emission. The structure problem is treated using the interacting-boson approximation of Iachello and Feshbach.

©1971 The American Physical Society

URL: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v26/p902

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.26.902

Evidence for a Giant Quadrupole Resonance in Oxygen-16

Phys. Rev. Lett. 30, 301–304 (1973) [Issue 7 – 12 February 1973 ]

by W. L. Wang and C. M. Shakin

Received 5 October 1972

We calculate the angular distribution and polarization of the photoneutrons from O16 in the giant-dipole region. We have to supplement our E1 amplitudes, which were obtained previously, with large phenomenological E2 amplitudes; we interpret this as evidence for a giant quadrupole resonance. We show that the importance of E2 amplitudes makes the current data analysis in E1 approximation very doubtful. The assumed E2 resonance is also shown to be easily detected experimentally.

©1973 The American Physical Society

URL: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v30/p301

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.30.301

Single-Particle Resonances in the Unified Theory of Nuclear Reactions

Phys. Lett. 32B, 421 (1970) - (with W. Wang).

Angular Distribution and Polarization of 16*0 ((*, n)o*15

Phys. Rev. C9, 2144 (1974)-(with W.L. Wang).