Journal of Modern Physics

Volume 7, Issue 10 (June 2016)

ISSN Print: 2153-1196   ISSN Online: 2153-120X

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The Real Reason Why the Electron’s Bare g-Factor Is 2 Times Classical

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When analyzing an Electron’s orbit’s and movements, a “classical” bare g-factor of “1” must be used, but when analyzing just the Electron itself, a bare g-factor and gyromagnetic ratio of twice the “classical” value is needed to fit reality. Nobody has fully explained this yet. By examining the electromagnetic wave nature of the electron, it is possible to show a simple reason why its bare g-factor must be 2, without resorting to superluminal velocities or dismissing it as mystically intrinsic. A simple charged electromagnetic wave loop (CEWL) model of the electron that maintains the same electromagnetic wave nature as the high-energy photons from which electron-positron pairs form, will have exactly half of its energy in the form of magnetic energy who’s field lines are perpendicular to the direction of the charge rotation, which leads to the conclusion that only half of the electron’s electromagnetic mass is rotational mass, from which it is easy to calculate a bare g-factor of 2 using Feynman’s equation for the electron’s g-factor.

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Bowen, D. (2016) The Real Reason Why the Electron’s Bare g-Factor Is 2 Times Classical. Journal of Modern Physics, 7, 1200-1209. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2016.710109.

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