*A Simple Mathematical Model Which Suggests an Electromagnetic Basis for Inertial Mass*

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Scientific Paper | |
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Title | A Simple Mathematical Model Which Suggests an Electromagnetic Basis for Inertial Mass |

Author(s) | William L Hughes |

Keywords | electric field, mass, speed of light |

Published | 1995 |

Journal | Galilean Electrodynamics |

Volume | 6 |

Number | 2 |

Pages | 31-33 |

## Abstract

It is shown that a linearly accelerated charge generates an electric field which opposes its own acceleration in the same direction as the Newtonian force created by an accelerated mass. A case can be made that an overall electrically neutral mass would still experience a similar force opposing acceleration. Finally, if the charge is spinning at the speed of light, one can account for relativistic changes of inertial mass.