Mass Disparities from Relativistic Electrodynamics

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Scientific Paper
Title Mass Disparities from Relativistic Electrodynamics
Author(s) Stewart Ian Wells
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Published 2007
Journal Proceedings of the NPA
Volume 4
Number 2
Pages 277-279


When the theoretical force between two electric charges is employed to compress a standard mechanical spring, the action is examined from two different inertial reference frames. A direct contradiction in relativity theory is revealed where the work done on the spring in the relatively moving frame does not equate with its requisite mass increase. Another contradiction in theory concerns the illusory nature of ?relativistic inertia?, whereby certain deduced relative displacement and momentum magnitudes of interacting bodies are shown to conflict with other specific transformation requirements. Other explanations for the increased resistance of moving charged particles to acceleration are briefly examined.