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### Author Topic: Rest mass and relativistic mass.  (Read 1974 times)

#### ernst39

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##### Rest mass and relativistic mass.
« on: 05/12/2009 15:02:03 »
The concept "mass" is the topic of the paper REST MASS AND RELATIVISTIC MASS, published on www.wbabin.net/astro/acke3.pdf [nofollow] as a comment upon the "theory of informatons".

In that paper is shown that:

1. The rate at which an object - that whether or not is at rest relative to an inertial reference frame O - is emitting informatons in the space linked to O is determined by its rest mass if time is measured by a standard clock in O.

2. That rate is determined by its relativistic mass if time is measured by a standard clock in the "eigen inertial frame" O' of the object.  O' is the inertial reference frame that, at the considered moment, moves relative to O at the same velocity as the object.

3. The linear momentum (vector p) of a point mass in an inertial reference frame is determined by its relativistic mass.

4. The amount of energy represented by a point mass in an inertial reference frame is the product of its relativistic mass and the square of the speed of light.

5. The law of conservation of information is also valid when the included masses (or charges) are moving (integral form of Maxwell's first law), or when the mass (or charge) density is time dependent (differential form of Maxwell's first law).

NOTES

- The "theory of informatons" is presented on this forum under the topic "gravitation and electromagnetism".  An introduction is published on www.wbabin.net/astro/acke2.pdf [nofollow] .

#### chris

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##### Rest mass and relativistic mass.
« Reply #1 on: 06/12/2009 09:35:54 »

#### ernst39

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##### Rest mass and relativistic mass.
« Reply #2 on: 06/12/2009 09:58:37 »
I believe that "the theory of informatons" can explain in a simple way a lot of phenomena concerning gravitation and electromagnetism. My question: what do others think?

#### Mr. Scientist

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##### Rest mass and relativistic mass.
« Reply #3 on: 06/12/2009 11:59:21 »
Sounds like a clash with the hypothetical uniton.

#### ernst39

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##### Rest mass and relativistic mass.
« Reply #4 on: 06/12/2009 19:11:45 »
In the "theory of informatons", the term information is introduced in physics by narrowing its every day meaning to a physical concept.  That term is given a specific sense by defining it mathematically.  This procedure to define a new term is a tradition in physics: think of "force", "work", "charge", "current", "field", ... .

In the cited papers and in the monograph of Antoine Acke "Gravitatie en elektromagnetisme - De informatonentheorie" (in dutch) on which they are based, it is shown that all the gravitational and the electromagnetic phenomena can be understood as macroscopic effects of the behavior of the carrier of information: the hypothetical(?) informaton.  Moreover, the laws governing that phenomena can perfectly be derived from a few obvious postulates.

Further, since the "theory of informatons" unifies the theories of gravitation and of electromagnetism, it can contribute to a better understanding of physics studied in text books for a calculus based course for science and engineering students.

« Last Edit: 06/12/2009 19:13:41 by ernst39 »

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##### Rest mass and relativistic mass.
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