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Volume 14: Pages 62-65, 2001
Inertial Mass Energy Equivalence
J. P. Wesley
Weiherdammstrasse 24, 78176 Blumberg, Germany
Introducing an inertial mass equivalent of the Coulomb potential energy, M = −U0/c2, the rate at which U0 decreases as a charge q recedes from a fixed charge q′ equals the rate of increase in kinetic energy, dU0/dt = −V d[(m − U0/c2)V]/dt, where m is the material mass of q. Integrating, the total energy is E = c2m(1 − (1 − V2/c2)1/2) + U0(1 − V2/c2)1/2 U0 + (m − U0/C2)V2/2. The portion U = (qq′/R)(1 − V2/2c2) is the Weber velocity potential. The net mass of an electron, me − eV/c2, in a uniform electrostatic potential field ζ has been measured as a function of ζ. Applying the Weber theory to gravitation, −Gmm′ replacing qq′, the far masses in the universe yield the force F = (m 0/c2)a = −(U/c2)a in agreement with Mach's principle and inertial mass‐potential energy equivalence. Associating an inertial mass with the kinetic energy K yields neomechanics, where K = c2m(1/(1 − v2/c2)1/2 − 1).
Keywords: inertial mass‐energy equivalence, Weber potential, Mach's principle, neomechanics
Received: August 3, 2000; Published online: December 15, 2008