Mechanics / Electrodynamics
December 11, 2017
Electromagnetic theories are incomplete at the most fundamental level because they do not explain how electromagnetic forces physically cause motion. They do not even explain what causes the motion. Our choices as to what causes motion are limited, as quantum fluctuations are the only things that are known to occupy otherwise empty space. Then we have only one experimentally confirmed force that arises from interactions between quantum fluctuations. That force arises from the Casimir effect and its motion is due to differentials in van der Waals pressure on bodies of matter. We can intuitively understand how pressure differentials occur when space is polarized with electric and magnetic fields. That allows us to explain motion due to electromagnetic forces as an extension of the Casimir effect. If that is true, we can also extend the principles of the Casimir effect to explain acceleration due to gravity by combining it with Fatio’s push gravity theory. Then by acknowledging that the strong nuclear force is also consistent with a short-range Casimir effect, we can show that all three forces are part of the electromagnetic force with all force motion as an extended Casimir effect.