An Alternative Electrodynamics to the Theory of Special Relativity

Year: 2006 Pages: 7

Keywords: Acceleration, electric charge, energy, force, mass, velocity

For an electron of mass

*m*and charge*?e*moving at time*t*with velocity**and acceleration***v**d*in an electric field of magnitude**v**/dt*E*, the accelerating force is proposed, in accordance with Newton's second law of motion, as*F**= eE(*. The vector**c**?**v**)/c = m(d**v**/dt)**is the velocity of light and***c**(*is the relative velocity of the electrostatic force with respect to the moving electron. The electron may move in a straight line to reach the limiting speed**c**?**v**)*c*with**reducing to 0, or it can revolve in a circle at constant speed. The relativistic mass-velocity formula is shown to be correct for circular revolution only and that the ?***F**mass?*in that formula is not a physical quantity but the ratio of electrostatic force*(?eE)*to centripetal acceleration*(?v*in a circle of radius^{2}/r)*r*. This ratio can become infinitely large for motion in a circle of infinite radius, which is a straight line. An alternative electrodynamics is developed for an electron accelerated to the speed of light at constant mass and with emission of radiation. Radiation occurs if there is a change in the energy of an electron and, as such, circular revolution of an electron, round a central force of attraction, is made stable without recourse to quantum mechanics.