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Proposal for an invariant mass reference for the kilogram

Author:

Michaud, André

Category:

Research Papers

Sub-Category:

Astrophysics

Language:

English

Date Published:

January 12, 2016

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Abstract:

The SI measurement system requires a universally invariant mass reference standard. History shows however, that the masses made of the material chosen in 1795 to manufacture the reference kilogram and its official replicas have drifted over time for various reasons, some known and some unknown. This paper describes a possible explanation for one of these unknowns and a simple experiment that could confirm it. As an alternate method to the use of masses made up of atoms to define the standard, this paper proposes the use of a reference mass known to be universally constant, that is, the invariant rest mass of the electron, and summarily describes an apparatus making use of this invariant rest mass to uniformly calibrate balances anywhere on the Earth.

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Zaman Akil(Kuwait):
In my online paper:http://gsjournal.net/Science-Journals/Essays/View/4341
I had demonstrated that the energy of the electron must remain cosntant irrespective of its motion such that the total rest energy is always mc^2 which leads to an invariant mass since c is assumed constant. The mass is neverthess heavier due to the change of measure units if we keep to a constant common time unit on the moving frame. How is this compatible with your own proposed reference?

Posted: July 03, 2013 @ 6:23:11 am

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