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So the neutrino nullifies a widely held belief of the early 20th century. I still suspect that old belief may in fact be the reality. It is "The final irreducible constituent of all physical reality is the electromagnetic field."
Gravitation is no problem for a speculative soul. It is photon attraction for other photons. Everyone knows photons attract each other gravitationally. However, most folks then seak some other source for gravitation in general. There is no need for some other source. If the final irreducible constituent of all physical reality is the electromagnetic field, photon-photon attraction would account for gravity.The exact mechanism for photon-photon attraction is not known. But I suspect it is that photons exist as saturated points within fields of electric and magnetic force. The fields contribute toward the saturation amplitude, so photons must then migrate toward increasing amplitude of the fields.
How do you relate the De Broglie wavelength displayed by a moving electron, when it is diffracted to an electromagnetic wavelength and a frequency of the photon you are postulating?
Can you explain what you mean by saturated points? Are they points where the effect of the field is "stronger" (I may have used the wrong word there)? If the EM force is mitigated by photons and you say that photons are saturated points in the EM field, isn't that going round in circles?
Quote from: sophiecentaurHow do you relate the De Broglie wavelength displayed by a moving electron, when it is diffracted to an electromagnetic wavelength and a frequency of the photon you are postulating?I don't know how the De Broglie wavelength would compare to the calculated wavelength of an electron's photon. The calculated wavelength would be that of a photon with energy equivalent to an electron's mass. There would be lots of dynamics going on.
The De Broglie wavelength, which is what relates to electron diffraction, is a function of the momentum of the electron - not the mass. I think this may be a problem for you.
Everyone knows photons attract each other gravitationally.
So mass is not a requirement for gravity?
I think the dynamics is pretty simple Vern. Take a 511keV photon, wrap it in a double loop, and it traps itself. Check out John G Williamson's and Martin van der Mark's papers at http://www.cybsoc.org/cybcon2008prog.htm#jw.
When it slows down the mass increases. When it speeds up the mass decreases. All simple stuff once it clicks.
Ditto if you use pair production to make a photon "go nowhere fast" as an electron or positron.