Model of a gravito-electromagnetic interaction with gravitational and electromagnetic aspects: a fundamentally new approach to unification

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Abstract

A major open problem in theoretical physics is the unication of the four fundamental interactions: all mainstream research programs with that aim have thus far failed in their purpose. This paper presents a fundamentally new approach to unication, starting with the idea that there is only one gravito-electronuclear interaction with four aspects (gravitational, electromagnetic, weak, and strong), which reduces to a gravito-electromagnetic interaction in a universe of stable one-component systems. First a foundational theory, distilled from earlier work, is axiomatically introduced: this yields a generic description of an elementary process by which an interaction takes place between a one-component system and its environment. Thereafter, a mathematical model of that process theory is developed: this yields a relativistic model of a gravito-electromagnetic interaction, whose gravitational and electromagnetic aspects are explicitly formulated. We show that under suitable conditions, non-relativistic classical theories of gravity and electromagnetism emerge from this model. We argue that these discrete interactions underly a ψ-epistemic quantum theory, in which the knowledge of the whereabouts of a one-component system is fundamentally probabilistic despite the fact that the interactions are deterministic. The present model has not been tested exhaustively, so we caution that further research may necessitate revisions. Our main conclusion, however, is that this relativistic model of a gravito-electromagnetic interaction may be a signicant development towards a relativistic model of a gravito-electronuclear interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages37
Publication statusUnpublished - 20 Jun 2024

Keywords

  • gravitation
  • electromagnetism
  • foundations of physics
  • Elementary Process Theory

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