Why do certain fundamental particles have charge?

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Offline Obiewahn

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What is the latest thoughts on what I believe is called the 'original charge' problem. That is why do fundamental particles have charge and where does it come from?
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Offline Vern

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Re: Why do certain fundamental particles have charge?
« Reply #1 on: 27/04/2009 17:07:14 »
I don't think that question is solved in current mainstream particle theory.

Maxwell's equations describe electromagnetic fields and predict the wave action that we see. When the wave moves in a straight line, positive and negative charges balance giving a net charge of zero for a photon. I have a speculative prediction that a photon moving in a bent path would produce an electric charge. However, there is not yet experimental evidence of this.