December 15, 2018
The mathematical formula is not just a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols but is very closely related to a sense of beauty, fairness, health, sciences, and human prosperity. This is what I want to say on my website or blog: Harmony in Gradation: The Formula for Everything.
It began with anxiety when observing the cellular telecommunication industry in Indonesia over the past 15 years, where there were dozens of operators that were not sustainable and forced to go bankrupt because they were unable to face an unfair competition, where the economic loss had reached tens of billions of US dollars. Finally, on April 28, 2016, I found a formula that initially named as the Haryadi Index and promotes it to replace the Herfindahl Index, the formula proposed by the USA professor in the field of Economic Law in 1950.
The purpose of the Herfindahl Index is to measure the Concentration Level. Then, if it is found that the Concentration Level in an industry for a certain period of time is already very high, the Economic Judge can decide to do a merger or the unification of several companies that have a low market, with the aim of saving the assets of small companies that will no longer be able to withstand an unfair competition. Unfortunately, so far as the existing formula is not able to prove that if the merger is carried out it will reduce the Concentration Level so that Economic Judges are hesitant to take action. On the other hand, my formula is proven to show the competition level between companies or factories in the industry more accurate and precise.
Three months after I discovered the Haryadi Index, I just realized that the formula was a combination of the Herfindahl Index with the Gini Index, a formula made by the Italian professor of sociology in 1909, to measure the level of income inequality. Like the Herfindahl Index, the Gini Index also has the same fate. And, it is criticized by practitioners because it is considered inaccurate, but is defended by academics, doctors, and professors in universities throughout the world.
So, to that extent, I believe that my formula can be applied to three areas of science: the science of law, sociology of science, and the science of Economics.
Sometime later, forgetting exactly, I tried to apply my formula to the fourth field of science, Statistics, as an alternative substitute or a supplement to the Pearson correlation formula, which was compiled in the 1890s. Like the Herfindahl Index and the Gini Index, the Pearson correlation is also much criticized by practitioners because it is considered inaccurate, the difference is that there are many academics, who have made the new formulas as an alternative to the Pearson correlation.
Then, forgetting exactly, I tried to apply my formula to the fifth field of science, this time is my own field of expertise, which Telecommunications engineering, exactly related to resource allocation in 5G networks with the aim of controlling and improving its performance. Because it was applied to my own field of expertise, I became more aware of the philosophy and fundamentals of my formula, and then I have replaced its name to become “the Harmony in Gradation”.
The use of the word “the harmony” is because I was inspired by the philosophy that intends the Herfindahl Index to measure the level of fairness of competition in an industry, while “the gradation” is sad because I was inspired by the philosophy that intends of the Gini Index to measure the degree of inequality of income. As I have mentioned before, the formula without my realizing when I found it, is a combination of the Herfindahl Index and Gini Index.
Then, I have begun to believe that the Harmony in Gradation is the Formula for Everything, a formula that can be applied to all branches of science and life. The reason that Harmony in Gradation is the Formula for Everything because only formulas contain at the same time the two opposing elements, which the Harmony and the Gradation, which can produce an accurate, and precise calculation results representing the nature or property of an event, union, random variable or a system.
There are three ways to implement Harmony in Gradation to be the Formula for Everything, first is directly to replace the existing formula, the second is to measure the Harmony Level of the union or random variable, and the third is to revise the existing formula so that the new formula has two elements at once, which “the harmony” and “the Gradation”.
So far on my website, Harmony in Gradation: The Formula for Everything, I have created 14 internet calculators that have been promoted to be used in in ten branches of science, among others in: sciences of Economic Law (replacing Herfindahl Index), Economic Sociology (replacing Gini Index), Statistics (other alternatives to Pearson correlation and proposing new correlation techniques, called the Equality Correlation), Information Technology (revising Claude Shannon’s formula), Taxation (no existing formula), Telecommunication technology (no existing formula), Consistency test (replacing the Pauli & Kraepelin formula), and others.
Specifically, in the fields of Physics and Astronomy, I propose a new postulate as the key to finding the Theory of Everything (TOE) , that is “There cannot be a perfect equilibrium of a pair of objects in a union if we do not consider all objects in the union”, as I described in Physics and Astronomy equilibrium index.
Now, as long as I live in a healthy life, I still want to develop the implementation of Harmony in Gradation in various branches of science, at least as a proposal to be investigated more deeply by experts in each branch of sciences. I hope that what I have done in the past two and a half years, and hope that it will continue, has benefits for a better human life in the future.