## 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.

## 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}

author = {Wignall, J W.G.}

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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