A question

  • Thread starter maximus
  • Start date
  • #1
maximus
495
4
i have been wondering...

1)how does gravity induce a thermodynamic reaction (specifically)
2)can the behavior of gravitons be predicted or are they virtual particlely (specifically: can they be controlled in the same way other sub-atomic particles can such as the electrically charged ones.)

p.s.:i like the new look of the forums
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Integral
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,253
63
Simple, at sufficiently large mass, the gravitational forces become greater then the electronic forces which separate the atoms. At this point the neucleons come into close enough proximity to alow heat producing nuclear reactions to occur.

I am assuming this is what you mean by thermodynamic. In reality thermodynamic is a much broader term, to such an extent that all interactions of forces is thermodynamic in nature. In other words thermodynamics is so fundamental that, at some level, it is involved in every interaction of forces, what ever they may be.
 
  • #3
maximus
495
4
Originally posted by Integral

I am assuming this is what you mean by thermodynamic.


thank you for the reply (and by thermodynamic i meant thermonuclear, sorry)
 

Suggested for: A question

  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
Replies
7
Views
1K
Replies
12
Views
569
Replies
22
Views
989
Replies
4
Views
363
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
1K
Replies
10
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
405
Replies
1
Views
447
  • Last Post
Replies
16
Views
686
Top