Author(s): Paul Marmet
Relativity theory gives a relationship predicting the increase of mass of relativistic moving particles, but no physical model has been given to describe the fundamental physical mechanism responsible for the formation of that additional mass. We show here that this additional kinetic mass is explained by a well-known mechanism involving electromagnetic energy. This is demonstrated taking into account the magnetic field generated by a moving electric charge, calculated using the Biot-Savart equation. We show that the mass of the energy of the induced magnetic field of a moving electron is always identical to the relativistic mass Mo(g-1) deduced in Einstein’s relativity. Therefore the relativistic parameter g can be calculated using electromagnetic theory. Also, we explain that in order to satisfy the equations of electromagnetic theory and the principle of energy and momentum conservation, toroidal vortices must be formed in the electric field of an accelerated electron. Those vortices are also simultaneously compatible with the magnetic field of the Lorentz force and the well-known de Broglie wave equation. This leads to a physical description of the internal structure of the electron in motion, which is at the same time compatible with the Coulomb field, the de Broglie wavelength equation, mass-energy conservation and with the magnetic field predicted by electromagnetic theory. That realistic description is in complete agreement with all physical data and conventional logic. The paper concludes with an application, which is a first classical model of the photon, fully compatible with physical reality, without the conflicting dualistic wave-particle hypothesis.