Authors: Roger Ellman
The subject is treated in two parts, inertial mass and gravitational mass. The present paper is the first part: Inertial Mass, Its Mechanics - What It Is; How It Operates. The behavior of inertial mass is well known, described by Newton's Laws, the Lorentz Contractions, and Einstein's mass - energy equivalence. But just what mass is, how those behaviors come about, what in material reality produces the effects of inertial mass, is little understood. The only extant hypothesis is the "Higgs Field" and its related particle, the Higgs Boson. Neither has been detected in spite of significant efforts. Further, their hypothesis is not a description of the mechanics of mass but an abstraction away from the problem, substituting another field to explain that not well understood. From a start of only the limitation on the speed of light, the necessity of conservation, and the impossibility of an infinity in material reality, the present paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon inertial mass: - how rest mass appears in particles, - how the Newtonian behavior arises from that, and - how the Lorentz Contractions operate in/on it, or, in other words, the mechanics of inertial mass.
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[v1] 25 Feb 2007
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