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#### jeffreyH

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##### What link is there between types of confinement?
« on: 20/02/2014 03:43:39 »
There are various types of confinement. Quark colour charge, Coulomb well potential, magnetism where poles attract and gravitation. All are attractive in nature. One interesting comparison is quark confinement via gluons and gravitation. While it is harder for a quark to move the further it is from the centre of the confinement area it gets easier for a mass to escape a gravitational field the further it is away. For gravitation this opposite effect is seen away from the surface of a mass. Could one link between these two forces, gluon confinement and gravitation, be where the confinement due to gravitation is studied internally to the mass expressing the gravitational force? If a rubber banding effect can be shown for gravitation away from the centre of gravity we would have one direct correlation between two of the fundamental forces.

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##### Re: What link is there between types of confinement?
« Reply #1 on: 20/02/2014 09:33:06 »
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All are attractive in nature.
Coulomb force (electric field) and magnetic fields can be either attractive or repulsive.

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##### Re: What link is there between types of confinement?
« Reply #2 on: 20/02/2014 20:26:50 »
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All are attractive in nature.
Coulomb force (electric field) and magnetic fields can be either attractive or repulsive.

I am not considering repulsive elements of the forces. There are two basic types of attractive force. One where two opposites attract and the other where the force is purely attractive. The ones of most interest are the second type. The electric and magnetic fields are already known to be linked under electromagnetism. Gravitation has no such link. The only force that may suit is quark confinement. The main issue is the rubber band effect in that confinement and if it is in any way connected to gravitation. External to a mass gravitation certainly does not behave in the same way. It is the internal gravitational forces I am considering. In other words can it be shown that from the centre of gravity of a mass does it get harder to move away the nearer to the surface an object within that mass moves.
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##### Re: What link is there between types of confinement?
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