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Does light exhibit any mass perpendicular to linear propagation during the bending of it's path?
So, it could be said that light would only have relativistic mass as in a change in velocity. If a beam of light were shined through a thick piece of glass, the light would add to the overall mass of the glass during the time it takes for the light to pass through, since it takes up a bit of time for the light to penetrate the glass and so travels at slightly below 'C' ? Then as the light leaves the glass, there would no longer be a medium and the relativistic property would return to zero as the light would then be back to it's unhindered linear propagation?
The curved space/time concept doesn't give the thinker anything to think about when it comes to 'how' this curved space/time 'grabs' onto matter and all the associated fields. Relatively speaking, that area of the theory is blank. So, I search for keyholes that may unlock the 'why'.