On the electron to proton mass ratio and the proton structure

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We derive an expression for the electron to nucleon mass ratio from a reinterpreted lattice gauge theory Hamiltonian to describe interior baryon dynamics. We use the classical electron radius as our fundamental length scale. Based on expansions on trigonometric Slater determinants for a neutral state, a specific numerical result is found to be less than three percent off the experimental value for the neutron. Via the exterior derivative on the Lie group configuration space u(3) we derive approximate parameter-free parton distribution functions that compare rather well with those for the u and d valence quarks of the proton.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)42002
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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