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Inertia, what is the cause?

Published by under Uncategorized on April 12, 2010

This question has plagued me since I first contemplated physics. Now, as I build a model of physics it is necessary to explain this phenomenon. After putting some thought into it and saying a little prayer to the universe I think I may have the answer.

To start let us think about a simple two dimensional vortex in water. Though it is not a real entity but a formation of particle motion in the medium we still think of it as an entity. If you are aware of my model of physics, complex vortices are the basis of particles. For better visualization, however, we’ll just pretend to play around in a pool of water. We are all aware that a vortex may remain stationary, or may move through the water. Vortices may even (sort of) bounce off each other. They appear to behave much like a particle and as such they appear to have inertia. We usually only apply the idea of inertia to something with mass and in this case we are applying it not to something massive, but something quite the opposite: a hole.

A ball, when bounced against a wall, stores energy in its deformation and then releases it allowing the energy to to continue in a new direction. I believe that in a vortex something somewhat similar is happening in the process of continuing its motion. Unfortunately, even though this is the closest analogy I can think of, it is very inaccurate. We must eventually think of waves inside the perimeter of the vortex but let us first think of a single particle of water caught in a vortex and the path that it takes when that vortex is in motion. Let us place that particle at the head of the vortex in the direction the vortex is travelling. The particle will be forced closer to the center of the vortex and as such will gain speed like an ice skater bringing in their limbs. This will cause it to then shoot out in a wider arc in the rear and then because it is farther from the center than the norm it will begin to slow down and fall back toward the the center resulting in an inch-worm movement of the particle. A sort of bouncing motion. The vortex itself may look like an elipsis (planetary orbits) with the small side in the direction of travel. The actual water particle motion relative to the medium will be very different. It will instead trace out a “spirograph-like” pattern as it rocks backward slightly and then arcs out forward to repeat the process. This pattern is seen in very earliest images of quark motion in atom smashing experiments. Instead of a single particle of water it could be seen as a wave on the inner surface of the vortex. Each time the wave passes near the front the particles are closer to the center of the vortex than a circular norm and therefore are in a higher energy state. They carve out a path in the direction of the forward motion. They are the forward stroke of a wave.

This deformation of the vortex becomes a semi-permanent feature of it and the very shape of the vortex to causes it to move in a particular direction. IE: The amount of energy in the vortex itself (vorticity) may remain a constant while the shape and distribution of energy determines the path. The deformation of the vortex may be a form of energy storage like compression of a “perfect” rubber ball.

This seems to explain the effect of a vortex in motion or stationary resisting a change to it state of motion. Any change must re-configure the energy distribution of the vortex.

While this must also be applied to more complex vortices and will surely require more detail, this seems to be an adequate framework for a first explanation of an exact mechanism for an as-yet unexplained “force”.

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