Conditions under which a parameter can be used for separating contradictory requirements without separating them in time or in space first

Y. B. Karasik,
Thoughts Guiding Systems Corp.,
Ottawa, Canada.
e-mail:karasik@sympatico.ca

For a parameter to be used for separating contradictory requirements without first separating them in space or in time it has to satisfy the following conditions:

  1. it has to be a parameter of a phenomenon, which has other parameters (besides spatial and temporary coordinates);
  2. several such phenomena should be able to occupy the same place in space-time;
  3. contradictory requirements have to be imposed on one of the other parameters of the phenomenon.
For example such phenomenon as a sine wave has amplitude and frequency. Many different sine waves may occupy the same spot in space-time. Hence, when contradictory requirements are applied to either amplitude or frequency the other parameter can be used to separate them.

For example, contradiction "amplitude of a signal has to be small and has to be big" could be resolved as follows: signals of a certain frequency have big amplitude and of other frequencies have small amplitude.

For temperature there is probably no phenomenon, which satisfies the above conditions. That is why direct separation in temperature is hardly possible. For temperature it is always first separation in space or time and then already in temperature.