## The Problem of Mass in the "Tetrahedron Model"

**Authors:** John A. Gowan

The gravitational field produced by mass is an asymmetric metric field (because of its temporal component), which interacts with and distorts the symmetric electromagnetic metric field of space. Recall these fields extend throughout the universe. Forcing the actively distorting gravitational field through the symmetric spatial metric field (as during accelerated motion) produces a natural resistance (since work must be done to distort the symmetric field), and yields the phenomenon of "inertial" mass; inertial mass is equivalent to gravitational "weight", since the accelerated flow of metric spacetime in the two cases is reciprocally equivalent (either we accelerate through spacetime or spacetime accelerates through us). (Note that this "inertial mass via the metric distortion of gravitation" hypothesis provides a universal inertial resistance to any kind of mass or bound energy, in exact proportion, and is not the same mechanism as the "Higgs boson drag" proposed by the "Standard Model", which apparently affects only elementary particles.) (See: "The Higgs Boson vs the Spacetime Metric".)

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