Relativity and Cosmology


Inertial Mass and Gravitational Mass - What They Are and the Fundamental Reason Why They Are Equal

Authors: Henok Tadesse

Why do objects possess inertia at all ? What is gravity ? Why are inertial and gravitational masses equal ? These are some of the great puzzles and mysteries in physics that have not been really solved to date. This paper reveals these mysteries. Inertia and electrical self- inductance are not only analogous, but they are the same phenomena: electromagnetism ! Inertia is 'self-inductance' or electromagnetic radiation reaction. The radiation reaction of an accelerating electron is the same as its inertial mass. Electrostatic force and gravitational force are not only analogous, but they are basically the same phenomena: electrostatics. Both inertial mass and gravitational mass depend on the same quantity: the total number of electrons, protons and neutrons in an object, i.e. the total (NOT net ) charge in the object. This is the fundamental reason why inertial mass and gravitational mass are equal. Universal speed limit is due to non-linear law of self- inductance or radiation reaction.

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[v1] 2017-02-10 04:23:59
[v2] 2017-02-14 03:47:06
[v3] 2017-02-21 05:33:55
[v4] 2017-09-01 09:52:38

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