McMahon, Casey Ray
Quantum Theory / Particle Physics
April 09, 2015
Rydberg, Plancks constant, electron, electron rest mass, fine structure constant, coil, coiling, relativity coiling, Einstein, McMahon, coiling factor
The Original McMahon field theory was developed and written over a period of almost 14 years, between the 31st of December 1996 and the 20th February, 2010. As time goes on, I am constantly coming up with more data to add to it- data that explains observations made in the real world. In the paper McMahon, C.R. (2013) “Calculating the true rest mass of an electron – Based on McMahon field theory”, I found that the rest mass I calculated for a free stationary electron is much smaller than the currently accepted conventional mass of an electron (which is bound in an atom, moving at high speeds hence has a higher mass due to relativity). In fact, the difference was a factor equal to precisely 0.5(α^2), or half the value of the fine structure constant squared. The fine structure constant is therefore part of a factor to convert electron rest (stationary) mass to the electron mass observed in an atom due to the effects of relativity. It also has within it a factor that prevents a particle from reaching infinite mass as it approaches the speed of light. This paper shows that the physical definition of the fine structure constant is that it is a factor representing the degree of coiling due to relativity. Since it’s a factor, it has no units. When α = (2^(1/2), no coiling is present. As the α factor decreases in value, the degree of coiling increases.