3. Ezzat G. Bakhoum, Are There “Neutrino Flavors”? Dialogue on the Principle of Mass‐Energy Equivalence

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Volume 17: Pages 459-475, 2004

Are There “Neutrino Flavors”? Dialogue on the Principle of MassEnergy Equivalence

Ezzat G. Bakhoum

New Jersey Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 305, Marlton, New Jersey 08053 U.S.A.

This paper is a general dialogue on the principle of massenergy equivalence, in view of the conclusions reached in Phys. Essays 15, 87 (2002). A number of important questions about the total energy equation H = mv2 and its implications are discussed, particularly the relationship between this energy expression and the 4vector (Minkowski) representation of special relativity. As it became clear from Phys. Essays 15, 87 (2002) that the “neutrino” that is currently being detected in solar and other highenergy nuclear reactions is not Pauli's particle (since it is an unnecessaryproposition in explaining the betadecay reaction), a reinvestigation of certain key experiments of the past concerning neutrino physics becomes necessary. It is demonstrated that the principle of the existence of different neutrino “flavors” is very questionable.

Keywords: massenergy equivalence, special relativity, 4vectors, Minkowski coordinates, neutrino, neutrino flavors

Received: May 22, 2003; Published Online: December 15, 2008