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say an electron in a hydrogen atom, drops one energy level, and to give off a photon. If gravity was to blue shift this photon, and that hotter photon was to now hit another hydrogen atom, since it is hotter, it will cause the hydrogen atom to go to an even higher energy level.
Does Gravity affect Magnetic Fields? ...I have been unable so far to find any theoretical or experimental information that addresses this.
Sure, why not?The B field should compress towards the G source. That is, the line element contracts proportionally to negative potential.
The B field should compress towards the G source. That is, the line element contracts proportionally to negative potential.
A rod of magnetic material put carefully on the ground so that it is vertical, is compressed by its own weigth. By Hooke's law its length decresases a little bit. As it affects the atomic spacing, I suppose it modifies the magnetic field. On the other hand, if it is vertical, but hanging from a hook (no pun) in the roof, the same Hooke's law tell us that it is now a little bit longer. So, I think gravity affects the field lines, but it depends not only on the position (vertical or horizontal), but also on the boundary conditions (no displacement at the bottom or at the top).
QuoteThe B field should compress towards the G source. That is, the line element contracts proportionally to negative potential.I don't know if this is correct or not; however the key to solving this problem is to start with Einstein's principle of equivalence, which says that the effects of gravity are identical to those of an accelerating reference frame.
So the first thing to do is to observe the magnet in such a way that gravity is not operating, and then transform the results into a frame in which it is operating. The way to do that is for the observer to be free-falling during the observation. As the observer falls, to him there is no gravity, and all directions are dynamically equivalent. But to him, the magnet is accelerating in the opposite direction, so that the problem transforms into the problem of finding the field of an accelerating magnet.
Offhand, I am not sure just what the field of an accelerating magnet looks like, but know that it must change with time because the nature of an electromagnetic field varies as the speed between source and observer varies.
Another way to put it is can enough Gravity stop a permanent magnet establishing magnetic field lines in any direction?
Would Gravity in any way directly modify the shape of those lines, apart from any structural changes it may impose on the magnet?Another way to put it is can enough Gravity stop a permanent magnet establishing magnetic field lines in any direction?
No, it's a well established principle of physics that gravity cannot do that. If it did, then it would violate Einstein's equivalence principle.
Say the magnet was aligned vertically in a space-time well, with the north pole in a reference that has space-time expanded and the south pole is in a reference that is more contracted. The impact will be a north pole field will red shift and a south pole field will blue shift. Say we extrapolate this to the limit, where the north pole is red shifted to a longer wavelength that we can measure. It will look like a high energy monopole. In this case a south pole monopole.
My common sense tells me yes, but still I'm unsure.
the field has an apparent mass, dictated by the energy stored within the field. Therefore, a magnetic field would fall into a gravitational well. .........Gravity distorts spacetime and therefore must affect anything that propagates through space. In the same way that light is diverted by gravitational wells, presumably the field lines would be similarly affected.