# Recent content by kurious

1. ### Thoughts on perpetual motion.

Perpetual motion occurs all the time. According to Newton a mass will keep moving at the same speed unless it is disturbed by a force. I could explain why but my explanation might be too "interesting" for the mentors on theory development!
2. ### Kortewege de Vries equation

In the Kortewege de Vries equation what is the physical origin of the linear and non-linear terms? I'm thinking of the explanation of a water wave here.What properties of the water molecules cause the profile and stability of the wave?
3. ### Mass caused by a field

Thanks for your comments Marlon. I'll let you know if I can take this idea anywhere.
4. ### Symmetry of electromagnetism

Marlon: The dual abelian Higgs-model predicts precise values for these colourcharges and a triplet can never yield colourcharge -1 Kurious: What about the antiproton?
5. ### Mass caused by a field

A mass such as a proton moving through a volume of particles with which it can exchange force mediating bosons , would get closer to some of the surrounding particles as it moved faster because it would take a bigger force to slow the proton at a higher speed (assuming the force between the...
6. ### Symmetry of electromagnetism

marlon: you are referring to the Quarkconfinement-situation. Yet you are mixing two things : the assymetry in EM does not occur from these fenomena, but from the magnetic monopole Kurious: I was aware of Dirac's thinking. But I am talking about electric charges on the one hand seeming to...
7. ### Mass caused by a field

Marlon: No, because mass is also generated by interactions with virtual particles for example Kurious: And this is true whether or not the Higgs theory is correct.
8. ### Mass caused by a field

Marlon: You are using the gamma-factor for "relativistic mass" from special relativity. Note that this factor is a consequence of the fact that the light speed is a universal constant. It is a property that is omnipresent in special relativity, yet it has nothing to do with mass-generation in...
9. ### Quantum Gravity Forum at PF

I am all for a quantum gravity and GUT forum that does not include strings or LQG.The mentors want to close down theory development so why not use its server space for a new forum.
10. ### Symmetry of electromagnetism

I think I have been specific.However, I will state again what I am trying to do. There is an asymmetry for electromagnetism from the point of view that the electric charge on electrons can exist independently of other charged particles, whereas the electric charge on quarks only exists in the...
11. ### De broglie and electron transitions

Marlon: This area you are talking about is another speculation. What is your proof for making such a statement. Kurious: The de Broglie wavelength itself was speculation when it first came out. Marlon: Besides a transition from excited to groundstate has very high probability so that it...
12. ### De broglie and electron transitions

Is it possible that electron transitions from a high energy state to a low energy state are caused by the electrons interacting with some other partilces in the space around atoms.Let's look at the case of a hydrogen atom: According to Niels Bohr, for an electron, r = n^2 h^2 / (8 pi x epsilonx...
13. ### Symmetry of electromagnetism

If the postulated residual force carrier moves at a maximum of 100 m/s then this is the maximum speed it can impart to a positron or electron. An electron moving close to the speed of light through a bubble chamber of a particle accelerator experiment would take 10^-7 seconds to cross 10...
14. ### How big is an electron?

Thanks a lot folks.
15. ### Symmetry of electromagnetism

Humanino: Here is an objection : you are trying to build a theory far away from any observational possibility, this is not science. Kurious: Then I must bring a quantitative observational possibility into this discussion. The planck length is not proven to be the shortest length in the...