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Time dilation effects time. Length contraction effects length. Gravity is neither time nor length, so no. Aspects of gravity that do depend on time or length would be effected.These effects are all factored into the equations of general relativity, which are nonlinear--which is a fancy term meaning gravity can effect itself in those equations.

Quote from: JP on 09/04/2014 18:09:47Time dilation effects time. Length contraction effects length. Gravity is neither time nor length, so no. Aspects of gravity that do depend on time or length would be effected.These effects are all factored into the equations of general relativity, which are nonlinear--which is a fancy term meaning gravity can effect itself in those equations.Probably what I should have said is will the force carrier particle of gravitation be susceptible?

Is it possible that a particle we know nothing about (including whether or not it exists) does a certain thing? Yes.

You do have a valid point: gravity interacts with itself and this should be reflected in the graviton. But there are so many theories of what a graviton might be that getting from generalities to specifics would require picking a particular theory (and I doubt anyone on this forum is an expert in graviton theories).

Quote from: JP on 10/04/2014 15:11:32You do have a valid point: gravity interacts with itself and this should be reflected in the graviton. But there are so many theories of what a graviton might be that getting from generalities to specifics would require picking a particular theory (and I doubt anyone on this forum is an expert in graviton theories).Well it would mean solving Einstein's equations and that is no mean feat. I believe I am right in thinking that there are only two at the moment, Kerr and Schwarzschild. Actually there are 4....sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please REGISTER or LOGIN

Quote from: jeffreyH on 11/04/2014 01:36:38Quote from: JP on 10/04/2014 15:11:32You do have a valid point: gravity interacts with itself and this should be reflected in the graviton. But there are so many theories of what a graviton might be that getting from generalities to specifics would require picking a particular theory (and I doubt anyone on this forum is an expert in graviton theories).Well it would mean solving Einstein's equations and that is no mean feat. I believe I am right in thinking that there are only two at the moment, Kerr and Schwarzschild. Actually there are 4....sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please REGISTER or LOGINNo, that would mean quantizing Einstein's equations, which is no mean feat because no one know how to do it properly. Solving the classical equations is pretty straightforward by comparison. There are only a few closed-form solutions (ones you can write out as an equation), but there's lots of ways to numerically solve them, which is relatively straightforward to do on a computer.

Evidence has just been found to show the vortex around the earth using satellites and gyroscopes. Is it possible that 'gravitons' are actually following this type of path? This would actually accentuate the curvature around an object rotating with angular momentum. As a mass collapses and angular momentum increases this would be an important consideration. This 'amplification' (for want of a better word) of curvature could have some unknown effect on the gravitation.

Quote from: jeffreyH on 10/04/2014 09:55:26Evidence has just been found to show the vortex around the earth using satellites and gyroscopes. Is it possible that 'gravitons' are actually following this type of path? This would actually accentuate the curvature around an object rotating with angular momentum. As a mass collapses and angular momentum increases this would be an important consideration. This 'amplification' (for want of a better word) of curvature could have some unknown effect on the gravitation.Hi Jeff; please clarify what you are talking about please concerning evidence for a Vortex around earth? what vortex?Thx;BFC

Oh, OK; you mean the GR predicted Lense-Thirring (gravito-magnetic) field; Never heard of it referred to as a vortex. Nevertheless, now I understand what you are referring to in asking about gravity-gravity interaction.If I'm not mistaken this is a non-linear effect is so tiny as to only be apparent in very large fields....and its application to 'gravito-magnetism' would be even more miniscule.BFC