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A New Theory of the Electron

Thomas G. Barnes
Year: 1985
Keywords: Electron, model
In this article a new classical model of the electron is presented. Two matters especially are considered. The first is the stability of the electron. Although this elementary particle is one of the most fundamental constituents of the universe, the theory of electrodynamics predicts that it should explode unless there exist additional forces holding it together. Here such a binding force is investigated; and an incidental outcome of the inquiry is the removal of a discrepant factor, such as 4/3, which has long plagued theories of the electron. The other matter is the increase of mass with velocity which is seen here as being due to an altering of the electric, magnetic, and binding energy fields, the magnetic field being generated by the motion.