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Books by David Michalets
Mass and Gravity
11 Final Conclusion
This is section 11 of 11 in the web-book.
This web-book has defined both the origin of a mass value for matter and the mechanism for Newton's force of gravity. by using fields as defined by Maxwell.
The crucial conclusion is that mass and gravity occur at the level of the 2 fundamental particles, the electron and proton.
They are responsible for the charge of the matter they are part of.
The net charge of matter is determined by the sum of protons and electrons in the object, regardless of their distribution.
They are responsible for the measured mass they are part of.
The mass of an object is determined by the sum of the masses of all protons and electrons in the object, regardless of their distribution.
For precision, one must account for the atomic mass defect, where an individual proton compressed in a nucleus has a slight reduction in its mass.
This result of compression is transient, because the change exists only when the proton is in the nucleus.
As the count of protons and electrons increases in an object of matter, its mass is increasing, regardless of how those particles are captured in atoms, molecules, liquid, or solid, etc.
This large mass is pulled toward another mass by gravity, where the pull oocurs at the level of protons and electrons, though those particles can be bound in larger structures in the object of matter.
Newton's force equation has been thoroughly verified for explaining the behavior of a measured force between 2 measured mases having a measured distance.
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last change 03/21/2022