Therefore the Higg’s field and particle is not an option. Strangely mass is to be explained

by another particle having mass? Anyway nobody can explain what fields are made of either.

I conclude that all fundamental particles are made of tiny strings that vibrate to produce intrinsic energy and therefore mass, that is all there is to mass. ]]>

Correct me if I am wrong but will not this Higgs be a light one? And if it is what about the vacuum decay?

BR,

Yavor

Guilty as charged. Massive geek here. And yes, Turians are cute, Garrus is my favorite Turian ♥

]]>The Lorentz or Gamma Factor is indeed also connected with time dilation. It’s the factor by which time slows down as measured by a relativistic traveller, as well as the factor by which mass increases. The time measured by an observer at rest is gamma times that measured by the traveller. Theoretically, by travelling at very highly relativistic speeds, a spacecraft could travel any arbitrary distance within the lifetime of its crew; at 0.9999999c ( IIRC ), it could cross the Galaxy and back in 50 years, as measured by its crew – but of course, they would return to find that 200000 years had elapsed on Earth! The energy required would make this rather impractical, though…

It’s also the factor by which lengths are contracted. Gamma comes up a lot in Special Relativity!

So we have two reasons why no material object can reach the speed of light. If it did, its mass would become infinite, and time from its point of view would stop. If you look at the definition of gamma in comment #91, you can see that when v is equal to c, gamma becomes equal to infinity, as the bottom term becomes zero. You can also see why , when v is 0.99… c, adding two more 9’s increases gamma by a factor of 10.

Note that Lorentz discovered the gamma factor 20 years before Einstein formulated Special Relativity, which explained it. It was initially thought that it was a consequence of everything travelling through the hypothetical “Ether”, which was supposed to be an absolute frame of reference; e.g. the contraction of lengths was thought to be a physical contraction caused by motion through the ether. The famous Michelson-Morley Experiment in 1889 was intended to prove the existence of the Ether, but of course proved the opposite.

If you would like any further explantion of all this ( within my limited ability; many others could do a lot better ), then feel free to drop me an e-mail via my web site ( click on my name ). ]]>