Introduction: Ethereal Mechanics Say "To be continued" Going deeper into ethons and pretons Going deeper into ethons and pretons © ahoesch   Hi all,   I really enjoyed the distinti video series and like the concept of ethons and pretons. But I still don't see it answer all my questions. May be we can brainstorm a bit over this issue and make some pogress together!?   I played around (in my head) a lot with pretons and how they interact with ethons, that the eletrical field is actually a stream of p-ethons in one direction and potentially n-ethons in the other direction, so that we could write   E = (n_p - n_n) q_ethon e   with n_p being the number of p-ethons and n_n being the number of n-ethons streaming through an infinitesimal small area element. If we now assume that some force is generated by the impact of n-ethons on n-pretons, this could exlain the forces on charges in a static electric field.   However, I finally realized that we should put aside pretons for a while and just examine the interaction of n-ethons with p-ethons and (neutral) ethon-pairs since no pretons are involved when we consider the propagation of light.   Let's assume we are able to place a p-ethon concentration into space by whatever means. What will happen next? The concentatration will probably dissipate away in all directions due to   a) some repelling force between the p-ethons (should we make this axiom?) b) by neutral-ethon pairs drilling into this concentration and thus driving the p-ethons apart c) ...   How fast will the concentration dissipate and why? We have not yet defined intertia at this level, so how do we go about describing the interaction (acceleration, velocity,...) of p-ethons with themselves, n-ethons and and ethon-pairs?   We have to come with something that contitutes the permeablity of space to explain the propagation of light waves. So some force is driving the n-ethons apart. Another force acts agaist this force (intertia of ethons?). The p-ethon stream gathers momentum (<-- we have to define this more accurately). And here I get lost more or less ...   How can we qualitatively explain the propagation of electromatic waves just with a set of interaction rules for p-ethons, n-ethons and ethon-pairs? Any idea?   Thanks!!!