The Characterization of Gravitational Collapse as a Mass-Energy Phase Change
Keywords: gravity, mass-energy
The assumption is made that the transition of mass into energy, and vice versa, is a form of phase change. Several concurrent characteristics and properties accompany this phase change. Some of these characteristics are a theoretical basis for a strong-force law, an explanation for dark energy, and a specific reference frame that Einstein used. The special theory and the general theory converge at the phase change. The most surprising result of the phase-change model is that energy/light possesses a constant gravitational potential. The derivations of these characteristics are all related mathematically in a common path sequence.