# Mass Quantization

1. Nov 22, 2007

### neelakash

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.

2. Sep 17, 2008

### enotstrebor

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"[/URL]

[quote="neelakash, post: 1514441"][b]1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data[/b]

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

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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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