Alright, let me put some math to this rest-mass. I like the idea that rest-mass is where a wavefront is curled back around into a stationary wavefront and the trailing wave becomes a kinetic energy of the curled standing wave.
So a photon is not curled and looks like this:
as a Euclidean straight line, but a electron or proton which are single transverse waves tend to have their leading front wave start to bend and curl back around onto itself forming a circle for the electron and for the proton forms a volume sack standing wave.
For the electron it looks like this:
And the proton looks like the electron only the O is a solid with volume filled in of a standing wave.
Now, let me put some numbers to it.
The electron is 500,000 eV rest mass and the proton is 938,000,000 eV rest mass.
The proton is a sack or ellipsoid or sphere and so volume is involved and for a sphere it is 4/3pi(r^3). The electron is a closed loop wire, a ring, or just the circumference of a circle which is pi(2r).
I may need surface area of sphere which is 4pi(r^2) but looks like not now.
I will need the photon with its ridges and troughs and since it is a double transverse wave I have to realize the ridges and troughs become ellipsoids, so I have to either double or take 1/2. For the electron and proton they are single transverse waves so I count the ridges and troughs.
So, what I am doing is counting ridges and troughs in the standing wave of the electron as a closed loop ring and counting the ridges and troughs of the standing wave of the proton as it fills the volume of a ellipsoid. Each ridge and trough is like 1 eV of rest mass. So that counting the ridges and troughs of the electron should add up to 500,000 and for the proton should add up to 938,000,000.
Now, we know straight away that the proton will have a huge rest mass since it is volume geometry of a radius cubed and we know straight away the electron will be a tiny rest mass in comparison because it is a circumference of just radius.
So that if we look at the proton and pretended for a moment that its rest mass were 1,000,000,000 which it is not far away from as is, that we would instinctively know it was 10^3 cubed and we would then have probably discovered this by 1930s rather than 2013 that rest mass was the counting up of ridges and troughs of standing waves.
Now I have to use the ridges and troughs of the photon to derive the proton and electron rest mass.
First I must work out a kink in this derivation, so will post later. What I have in mind is have the photon travel similar distances of the curled up electron and curled up proton in a volume dimension.
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