Preprint Article Version 3 This version is not peer-reviewed

Unification of Electromagnetism and Gravitation

Version 1 : Received: 8 June 2017 / Approved: 9 June 2017 / Online: 9 June 2017 (11:19:25 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 8 August 2017 / Approved: 8 August 2017 / Online: 8 August 2017 (12:29:26 CEST)
Version 3 : Received: 8 September 2017 / Approved: 10 September 2017 / Online: 10 September 2017 (07:50:15 CEST)

How to cite: Beach, R. Unification of Electromagnetism and Gravitation. Preprints 2017, 2017060047 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201706.0047.v3). Beach, R. Unification of Electromagnetism and Gravitation. Preprints 2017, 2017060047 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201706.0047.v3).

Abstract

Using four field equations, a recently proposed theory that covers the phenomenology of classical physics at the level of the Maxwell and Einstein Field Equations (M&EFEs) but then goes further by unifying electromagnetic and gravitational phenomena in a fundamentally new way is reviewed.  Predictions of the field equations are shown to be consistent with those of the M&EFEs through specific solutions; a particle-like solution representing a point charge, and two radiative solutions representing electromagnetic and gravitational waves.  A unique feature of the full set of field equations is that charge and mass are treated as dynamic fields instead of being introduced as external parameters as is done with the classical M&EFEs, a feature that enables a procedure for quantizing the mass, charge and angular momentum of particle-like solutions.  Finally, antimatter is naturally accommodated by the theory and definite predictions regarding the interactions of matter and antimatter with gravitational fields are made.

Subject Areas

unified field theory; electromagnetism; Maxwell’s equations; gravitation; general relativity; general relativity; Einstein’s field equations; gravitational radiation; hidden variable; dark matter; cosmological constant

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