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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 particle 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.

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(1) The attractive forces between samples with zero net electric charges are not complicated or overwhelmed by electric forces between the samples.