How do protons interact with gravity

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How do protons interact with gravity
« on: 04/01/2014 20:59:08 »
I ask this question because the answer is vital to my theory of quantum gravity. It will determine whether 2 or 3 quantum field disturbances are involved. I hesitate to use the term virtual particles as this is misleading.
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Re: How do protons interact with gravity
« Reply #1 on: 04/01/2014 23:52:44 »
They accelerate. Same as any other mass in a gravitational field.
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Re: How do protons interact with gravity
« Reply #2 on: 05/01/2014 16:08:00 »
JeffreyH is presumably made of the same mix of Protons, Neutrons, Electrons as most of us and should be able to feel the Earths gravitational field affecting him.
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Re: How do protons interact with gravity
« Reply #3 on: 05/01/2014 17:04:30 »
JeffreyH is presumably made of the same mix of Protons, Neutrons, Electrons as most of us and should be able to feel the Earths gravitational field affecting him.

Of course I know they interact. The operative word is how. What comparisons can be made between a proton, an electron and a neutron, if there are any differences? Are there any statistics from the LHC or elsewhere that show this?

The electron and proton have equal and opposite charges where the mass is not equal, or at least not seen to be equal. Does this have a noticeable effect on the interaction?

Say we take a tennis ball and a cannon ball and we want to launch them so that they follow identical parabolic trajectories. More work will be needed with the cannon ball than the tennis ball. This is because of the mass difference. What happens at the particle level with proton and electron?
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Re: How do protons interact with gravity
« Reply #4 on: 05/01/2014 17:18:48 »
This is just the sort of thing I am talking about.

http://phys.org/news/2013-11-proton-radius-puzzle-quantum-gravity.html

This ties in with the Schwarzschild radius calculation. It also explains the proton use in the Chandrasekhar mass limit calculation for white dwarves.
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