# Bulletin of the American Physical Society

# 2018 Annual Meeting of the Far West Section

## Volume 63, Number 17

## Thursday–Saturday, October 18–20, 2018; Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, California

### Session F02: Nuclear, High Energy, Accelerator and Biophysics

2:00 PM–4:00 PM,
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Titan Student Union
Room: Gabrelino

Chair: Alessandra Lanzara, University of California, Berkeley

Abstract ID: BAPS.2018.FWS.F02.4

### Abstract: F02.00004 : Testing the application of Maxwell’s equations that became special relativity

2:36 PM–2:48 PM

#### Presenter:

Joseph A. Gilbert

(Unaffiliated)

#### Author:

Joseph A. Gilbert

(Unaffiliated)

Although it has passed a number of different tests, the special theory of relativity may not have been a correct application of the Maxwell equations for stationary bodies, to calculate electromagnetic forces on bodies that are moving at relativistic speeds. Measurements have not yet been made to find out whether or not one or more corrective factors would be appropriate for Maxwell’s equations, as was done for Newton’s law of gravitation. For example, measurements of the Newtonian reaction known as field distortion may show that Maxwell’s equations need to be multiplied by this paper's force-factor *x*/*c* (where* x =* {

*c*

^{2}+

*v*

^{2}

*−*2

*cos[180*

*cv*^{O}

*−*Arcsin(

*C*−*v*sin

*C*/

*)]}*

*c*^{1/2},

*is the speed of light,*

*c**is the speed of a body moving at angle*

*v**away from meeting a field force head-on, and Arcsine is capitalized to denote only its principal value)*

*C**.*If so, the definition of force

*d*

*F = m**d*

*v*/*(where mass is a constant that is independent of velocity) would be enabled to account for the non-classical accelerations of fast-moving bodies, as follows: The force-factor*

*t*=*ma**/*

*x**becomes (1*

*c*

*−**v*^{}^{2}/

*c*

^{2})

^{1/2}for the 90

^{O}transverse forces used in oscilloscopes and particle accelerators. This result is mathematically equivalent to having mass increase by its reciprocal, the Lorentz factor 1/(1

*−**v*^{2}/

*c*

^{2})

^{1/2}.

To cite this abstract, use the following reference: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2018.FWS.F02.4

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