*An Alternative Electrodynamics to the Theory of Special Relativity*

Scientific Paper | |
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Title | An Alternative Electrodynamics to the Theory of Special Relativity |

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Author(s) | Musa D Abdullahi |

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

Published | 2006 |

Journal | None |

No. of pages | 7 |

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## Abstract

For an electron of mass *m* and charge *?e* moving at time* t* with velocity ** v** and acceleration

*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.