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Gravity and Charge

  1. Apr 28, 2010 #1
    All particles are charged, or consist of charged quarks whose total charges sum to zero. Therefore, all particles have internal electric fields, and charged particles also have external electric fields. The electric field is a form of energy. All energy engenders a gravitational field (or, if you prefer, warps flat space-time). Therefore gravity is explained, without exception, by Maxwell’s equations, right? Corollary: there is no such thing as matter.
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  3. Apr 28, 2010 #2


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    Neutrinos are fundamental and electrically neutral.
  4. Apr 28, 2010 #3
    Whether the statements in your a rgument are correct or not, your argument is of an invalid logical form.

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    You're joking, aren't you ? I don't see anything that 'explains' gravity in Maxwell's equations.
  6. Apr 28, 2010 #5

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    which, in part, state
  7. Apr 28, 2010 #6
    He's not, look at his blog, at the link with the "Maxwell Society".
  8. Apr 28, 2010 #7
    Uh... no... all you've explained is that some of the mass of a composite particle is due to the interaction energy of its constituent particles.

    That has nothing to do with gravity.
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    It wouldn't be so bad if the 'EM for gravity' crowd actually came up with a theory based on a Lagrangian and some field equations but I've never seen one.
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