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The physical interpretation of mass as rest-frame frequency

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Abstract

It is shown that, if one regards particles as spatially extended periodic disturbances in a classical background field, with a simple interaction in which charged particles are modulated by photons, then the angular frequency of a free-particle disturbance in its rest frame has the inertial property required of mass. Quantitative development of this picture provides a unified derivation, on the one hand, of classical equations of motion such as Newton`s Second Law and the Lorentz force and, on the other, of the Dirac and Schroedinger equations for a particle in a potential. Some remarks are made on the problem of establishing the other key property of mass, namely its additivity, within this approach. 1 fig.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
UM-P-91/70
Reference Number:
SCA: 662100; PA: AIX-24:003280; SN: 93000913730
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1992
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CHARGED PARTICLES; MASS; FREQUENCY DEPENDENCE; DIRAC EQUATION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; REST MASS; SCHROEDINGER EQUATION; 662100; GENERAL THEORY OF PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI ID:
10109017
Research Organizations:
Melbourne Univ., Parkville, VIC (Australia). School of Physics
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE93609880; TRN: AU9212914003280
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
[15] p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Wignall, J W.G. The physical interpretation of mass as rest-frame frequency. Australia: N. p., 1992. Web.
Wignall, J W.G. The physical interpretation of mass as rest-frame frequency. Australia.
Wignall, J W.G. 1992. "The physical interpretation of mass as rest-frame frequency." Australia.
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title = {The physical interpretation of mass as rest-frame frequency}
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abstractNote = {It is shown that, if one regards particles as spatially extended periodic disturbances in a classical background field, with a simple interaction in which charged particles are modulated by photons, then the angular frequency of a free-particle disturbance in its rest frame has the inertial property required of mass. Quantitative development of this picture provides a unified derivation, on the one hand, of classical equations of motion such as Newton`s Second Law and the Lorentz force and, on the other, of the Dirac and Schroedinger equations for a particle in a potential. Some remarks are made on the problem of establishing the other key property of mass, namely its additivity, within this approach. 1 fig.}
place = {Australia}
year = {1992}
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