### Re: Is gravity a particle, field, or distortion in space-time?

Date: Wed Jul 21 02:50:27 1999
Posted By: Kobus Oosthuizen, Grad student, Electrical Engineering, Atio Tellecommunication
Area of science: Physics
ID: 931822434.Ph
Message:
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Gravity ?

I am myself not certain that we as humans, fully understand many of the
abstract field concepts which we see in so many forms in nature. When we
get into nature's forces such as Gravity and Magnetism we enter into a
world where we stand as outside observers. We theorise to describe our
observations but we will never know if we fully understand it. I don't
think there is a theory which will stand forever - I think - as human kind
grows in technology so will our theories become more closer to reality.

The closer the theory comes to reality the more one will be able to use
these concepts to manipulate energy with. Currently we can not do much
with our theories about Gravity. We can use Magnetism for far more
purposes than Gravity. I think this says alot about a territory which is
unexplored.

To me personally the space-time theory holds a great fascination. It seems
as if you have read about it. Picture space as a rubber blanket stretched
out firmly. Now place a few iron balls of different mass on the blanket.
The balls indent the blanket- The ball with the greatest mass density will
indent the blanket the most. The other balls will also indent the blanket,
but they will go into an elliptical orbit around the heaviest ball.

It seems a fair explanation - but then a new question pops up. Why does
the balls indent space time. I am trying to describe gravity but I have
used gravity itself to show that the bigger the mass is of the ball the
bigger the indenting of space time is. I presume the best way to explain
this will be to look as the relationship energy=matter (E=Mcc). This
equation gives a clue to the fact that in some strange way mass integrates
with energy. Gravity itself is also Energy. In some or other way each mass
in the universe eats up energy or releases it. (Think about a black hole
and a white fountain - as two sides of a wormhole). This is theory but it
the best we have. The point I am getting to is - the bigger a mass the
more energy it consumes. This energy creates a void around the mass. The
void must be filled in order to keep the universe in balance. Energy of
the surrounding enviroment slips into the void to fill up the gap. And the
force of gravity is created.

The difficult part of this is to figure out how matter is responsible to
bridge energy from one dimention to another - From black holes to white
fountains. As the energy is consumed by the mass the mass must be changed
in one or another way. The mass must become (M)heavier or the mass must
move faster in relation to the rest of the energy around it. This is a
gigantic puzzle. Maybe the mass is changed in some other way as to
accomdate the newly absorbed energy - how - we speculate.

Thus closely you will see both your theories forms part of the puzzle -
there are still a lot of pieces which must fit into place to give us the
full picture.

I am not able to give you a better picture becuase this is the best I have.

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