Relativity and Cosmology


Coupling Constants and the Fields of Space

Authors: Richard A. Peters

Conjecture on Coupling Constants and the Fields of Space Abstract Two fields of space are introduced: a temporal field that supports the propagation of photons and an inertial field that is involved in the inertial reaction of matter particles. Arguments are advanced to support the assertion that both the temporal and inertial fields are subject to gravity and, hence, the fields comprise a single temporal-inertial (TI) field. Coupling among the TI field, matter particles and gravity affects measures of inertia, mass and the gravitational constant. The coupling of a matter particle with the TI field is a measure of the inertial mass of that particle. Acceleration of a matter particle with respect to the TI field produces the inertial reaction force. It follows that 1) acceleration of particles of the TI field by gravity transmits the gravitational force to matter particles that then move with the same acceleration and 2) matter particles are not directly subject to the gravitational force. The TI field supports the propagation of light that moves at the velocity c relative to the field. A third field, the static field is not subject to gravity, but is coupled with the TI field and counteracts the acceleration of particles of the TI field in their response to gravity.

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[v1] 2012-08-14 15:26:44
[v2] 2012-08-28 14:51:49

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