To extend an earlier discussion about counting quarks, consider some particle P, that is characterized by a repetitive  chain of events

where each repeated cycle is a bundle of quarks written as

Depending on the level of objectification, each bundle may be thought of as a set of sensations, or an orbit, or an aggregation of seeds, or perhaps a compound quark. But for any interpretation we can make a mathematical description of P just by counting bundles.

The chain is a sequence of an indefinite number of bundles, there may be two or two-billion of them. But we can specify a definite quantity by making the description relative to a reference sensation provided by seeing the Sun. Let be the number of P’s bundles observed during one solar day. This quantity has units of bundles-per-day or cycles-per-day. Solar clocks are historically important, but not much used anymore. So consider evaluating where P is an ordinary clock noted by . If this clock is calibrated so that its cycles are in seconds, then

86,400 (seconds per day)

This number comes to us from the Sumerian and Babylonian peoples of ancient Mesopotamia1George Sarton, A History of Science, page 74. Harvard University Press, Cambridge 1952.. About four thousand years ago their astronomical observations and sexagesimal mathematics established what we mean by a second. Namely that one day is parsed as twenty-four hours of sixty minutes, each of sixty seconds.

For EthnoPhysics, we also associate with the reference sensation of hearing a human heartbeat because the heart rate of human adults usually pulsates between forty and one hundred beats-per-minute when resting. So gives an order-of-magnitude account of the number of heartbeats-per-day for most people, thereby relating celestial and human-scale events. The foregoing tallies of bundles are used to define the angular frequency of P as

This angular frequency has units like bundles-per-second. As descriptions are objectified, we associate radians with each bundle and speak more generally of radians-per-second. And since all physical particles are supposedly made of quarks, we can also define a very general expression of the frequency as

where is the number of quarks in . This generic frequency characterizes the flux of quarks associated with P. It has units like quarks-per-second, or more generally hertz, and is abbreviated by (Hz). This frequency describes the flow strength in a stream of consciousness. It is proportional to the quantity of Anaxagorean sensations experienced per second.

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1 George Sarton, A History of Science, page 74. Harvard University Press, Cambridge 1952.