A Qualitative Model for Gravitons
(1) All observable entities
are composed of one or more stable, elementary particles. (In most cases the
particles are quarks or electrons.)
(2) Every stable, elementary
constantly emits and absorbs gravitons. Every absorbed
graviton is immediately emitted in the opposite direction.
(3) Every graviton is emitted at the speed of light.
(4) The mass of every
graviton is imaginary. Thus it results in an impulse to the emitting particle in
the same direction as an emitted gravitonís
velocity. And upon absorption it provides an impulse to the absorbing particle
in a direction opposite to the absorbed graviton's velocity. The net effect is that the emitting and absorbing particles
are attracted to one another.
(5) Given a macroscopic,
spherical sample of uncharged matter(1), the gravitons are
collectively emitted in outward expanding spheres. The flux of gravitons from
either sample is thus spherical, and the flux per unit time falls off as 1/R2,
where R is the distance between the samplesí centers.
(1) The attractive forces
between samples with zero net electric charges are not complicated or
overwhelmed by electric forces between the samples.