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Mass Quantization

  1. Nov 22, 2007 #1
    Mass Quantization!!!

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Elementary particles seem to have a discrete set of rest masses.Can this be regarded as quantization of mass?

    2. Relevant equations
    3. The attempt at a solution

    No,the rest masses are not found to be integral multiple of some fundamental mass unit.

    Please check my answer.
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  3. Sep 17, 2008 #2
    Re: Mass Quantization!!!

    Re:Mass Quantization!!!

    Actually there is a rather simple spin quantized mass formula (relationship between) for the spin 1/2 electron, the spin 1/2 proton and the spin 1 W particles (if you ignore the SM view of mass).

    Given the proton mass (M_p) and electron mass (M_e), take the mass value symmetrically between the proton and electron (M_s=sqrt(M_p*M_e)) and the mass distance (ratio) between the proton and electron (M_d=M_p/M_e). Denoting S as the spin quantum number (1/2, 1), C is the charge quantum number (+1, -1), and M is the matter quantum number (matter=+1 anti-matter=-1), then one has a single mass formula for the masses of the electron, proton and W particles ( M_(e,p,W) ) and their anti-particles given by

    M_(e,p,W) = (2 S M_d)^(S C M) * M_s

    This formula indicates that the masses of the fundamental particles are indeed quantized.

    There is also evidence that unstable quark composite particle masses are also quantized. See www.particlez.org

    Quantization is one possible solution. Like stable orbital energy states (INTER-particle quantization?), quantization could result in stable particle energy states (INTRA-particle quantization?).
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