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Modeling the Real Structure of an Electron

David L. Bergman
Year: 2010 Pages: 10
The philosophy of structuralism asserts that science must use physical models in the quest to understand nature. According to structuralism and principles of the Judeo-Christian worldview, a proper and suitable model of matter must meet criteria of physical reality, truth, unity, and causality.

Actual properties of the electron are compared to the properties of point-like models used in theories such as relativity theory, quantum mechanics, and the Dirac theory of the atom. Comparison shows that only a physical model of the electron with finite size can explain the fundamental properties of the electron, i.e. charge, mass, spin, magnetic moment, and stability.