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The two body photon
Author(s): Randy T. Dorn
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Paper Abstract

The physical observations that light exerts pressure on objects and light is bent by gravity can be considered as evidence that photons do indeed have mass. The requirement for mass to be convertible to radiant energy which is net electrically neutral yet has alternating positive and negative potentials and an alternating magnetic field leads to the consideration of a photon as an electron and positron joined in a two body orbital union traveling through space. This simple mechanical model comes directly from conservation of matter and observations of electron-positron annihilation and electronpositron pair production. Since electrons and positrons are generally considered to be fundamental particles, we should believe the electron and positron to be conserved throughout the process of photon creation and destruction. Most interpretations of the mathematics of special relativity would lead one to believe that mass cannot travel at the speed of light because the mass or momentum would be infinite at that velocity. However, under the influence of an inverse square force, speed of light particles are actually predicted using accepted mathematical models. Furthermore, the equations of motion of charged particle interactions can be rearranged and interpreted so that the force varies with velocity instead of the mass. This change in perspective makes the concept of speed of light particles entirely plausible and allows a renewed appreciation for the concepts and definitions of classical mechanics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2013
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 8832, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V, 88320K (1 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023683
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Randy T. Dorn, Consultant (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8832:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? V
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Hans De Raedt, Editor(s)

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