Abdullahi, Musa Daji
July 5, 2014
Electric charge, field, Coulomb's law, gravity, relativity
Mass of a body and Newton’s law of gravitation are expressed in terms of the number of charges constituting each of two separate bodies in space. It is proposed that an electric field from one charge in a body is obstructed and deflected outwards by a like charge encountered in another body, such that force of repulsion is reduced. For unlike charges, the deflection of an incident field is inwards so that force of attraction is increased. While electrostatic forces of repulsion and attraction cancel out exactly, gravitational forces of attraction remain, in accordance with Newton’s inverse square law.