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Photons are massless packets of energy flying around at the speed of light. Yet, if you were to trap a bunch of photons in a perfectly reflective box, the box would weigh more with the photons inside then if there were no photons inside. Mass truly is trapped energy.

 

Hermann von Helmholtz (ca. 1821–1894) was a German physician and physicist who studied fluid dynamics years ago. Specifically, Helmholtz studied vortexes in fluids and thought of particles as "vortexes of energy". Joseph Larmor (ca. 1857–1942) was a physicist who viewed matter as spinning vortexes. Larmor laid the groundwork for mathematically modelling the concepts of spin, precession and spin coupling. Coupling the up or down energy states of multiple spin 1/2 particles allows for mathematical modelling of the more complex particle spin like 3/2 or 5/2.

 

Today is the birthday of Otto Stern (ca. 1888-1969) who performed the famous Stern-Gerlach experiment to prove the electron is a spin 1/2 particle. Swirling vortexes of energy can model each of the particles in the standard model and represent the basis of the mathematics behind modern quantum physics.

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Photons are massless packets of energy flying around at the speed of light. Yet, if you were to trap a bunch of photons in a perfectly reflective box, the box would weigh more with the photons inside then if there were no photons inside. Mass truly is trapped energy.

 

Hermann von Helmholtz (ca. 1821–1894) was a German physician and physicist who studied fluid dynamics years ago. Specifically, Helmholtz studied vortexes in fluids and thought of particles as "vortexes of energy". Joseph Larmor (ca. 1857–1942) was a physicist who viewed matter as spinning vortexes. Larmor laid the groundwork for mathematically modelling the concepts of spin, precession and spin coupling. Coupling the up or down energy states of multiple spin 1/2 particles allows for mathematical modelling of the more complex particle spin like 3/2 or 5/2.

 

Today is the birthday of Otto Stern (ca. 1888-1969) who performed the famous Stern-Gerlach experiment to prove the electron is a spin 1/2 particle. Swirling vortexes of energy can model each of the particles in the standard model and represent the basis of the mathematics behind modern quantum physics.

E = MC^2

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Photons are massless packets of energy flying around at the speed of light. Yet, if you were to trap a bunch of photons in a perfectly reflective box, the box would weigh more with the photons inside then if there were no photons inside. Mass truly is trapped energy.

 

 

Mass and energy are equivalent.

 

 

 

Swirling vortexes of energy can model each of the particles in the standard model and represent the basis of the mathematics behind modern quantum physics.

 

1. I would like to see confirmation (not just an unsubstantiated claim) that all the various properties of particles (charge, spin, colour charge, mass, lepton number, etc.) can be mathematically represented as "swirling vortexes of energy".

 

2. Energy is a property. So if you have "swirling vortexes" they must be of something that has energy, not just energy.

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Photons are massless packets of energy flying around at the speed of light. Yet, if you were to trap a bunch of photons in a perfectly reflective box, the box would weigh more with the photons inside then if there were no photons inside. Mass truly is trapped energy.

 

Hermann von Helmholtz (ca. 1821–1894) was a German physician and physicist who studied fluid dynamics years ago. Specifically, Helmholtz studied vortexes in fluids and thought of particles as "vortexes of energy". Joseph Larmor (ca. 1857–1942) was a physicist who viewed matter as spinning vortexes. Larmor laid the groundwork for mathematically modelling the concepts of spin, precession and spin coupling. Coupling the up or down energy states of multiple spin 1/2 particles allows for mathematical modelling of the more complex particle spin like 3/2 or 5/2.

 

Today is the birthday of Otto Stern (ca. 1888-1969) who performed the famous Stern-Gerlach experiment to prove the electron is a spin 1/2 particle. Swirling vortexes of energy can model each of the particles in the standard model and represent the basis of the mathematics behind modern quantum physics.

 

 

Photons are spin-1. So are they also packets of angular momentum? p = h/lambda. Are they packets of linear momentum as well?

 

As Strange notes, mass (like linear and angular momentum) is a property.

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1. I would like to see confirmation (not just an unsubstantiated claim) that all the various properties of particles (charge, spin, colour charge, mass, lepton number, etc.) can be mathematically represented as "swirling vortexes of energy".

I can start with the Higgs, W and Z bosons. The photon being massless and the gluon having 8 colors, makes them a little different.
Helmholtz’s second theorem for vortex dynamics in inviscid fluid states: A vortex filament cannot end in a fluid; it must extend to the boundaries of the fluid or form a closed path. Helmholtz decomposition theorem: any sufficiently smooth, rapidly decaying vector field in three dimensions can be resolved into the sum of an irrotational (curl-free, longitudinal component) vector field and a solenoidal (divergence-free, transverse component) vector field.
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Particles with only transverse (vertical) are members of an O(3) group and will be the same particle after being rotated or reflected in a mirror. Spinning particles with two components of spin form an SO(3) group. SO(3) group members are classified as either right-handed or left-handed using the right hand rule.
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The Higgs Boson is its own anti-particle, with only a transverse component of spin and a lifetime around 1.6×10‾²² seconds.. The mathematics behind a Higgs Boson decay, tells us that a 125 GeV Higgs, has a 23.3% chance of decaying into a W+/W- particle combination and a 2.9% chance of decaying into a pair of Z bosons. The W bosons have transverse and longitudinal components of spin and are unstable with a lifetime around 3 x 10‾²⁵ seconds. The Z boson has only a longitudinal component of spin. Looking closely at the model, try to visualize the decay of an unstable Higgs.
The W+ and W- bosons are anti-particles to each other. If you follow the longitudinal spin of the W+ with your fingers, your thumb must point up making the W+ a right-handed particle. If you follow the longitudinal spin of the W- with your fingers, your thumb must point down making the W- a left-handed particle. The Z boson is its own anti-particle and has longitudinal spin with no transverse component of spin.
It is important to note what happens when these particles interact with other matter. Both the W and Z bosons, being spin 1 particles, change the direction of spin of other particles they hit. A spin up electron (+1/2) will become a down electron (-1/2). The W bosons having a +1 or -1 charge, will change the charge of particles they hit. A +1/3 charge quark will be changed to a -2/3 charged quark if hit by a W- boson.
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