# Can Gravity Waves Merge and Decay?

• wolram
In summary, the conversation discusses the possibility of gravitational radiation being suppressed or decaying, and the potential for gravity waves from different distances and times to merge. The individual has tried to find information on these topics in literature but has been unsuccessful. They are also advised to search for "Colliding Plane Gravity Waves" for more information on the latter question.
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I have tried to find out how gravitational radiation can be suppressed or decay, there may be some thing in the literature but i can not find it, also is it possible for gravity waves from different distances and times to merge?

wolram said:
I have tried to find out how gravitational radiation can be suppressed or decay, there may be some thing in the literature but i can not find it, also is it possible for gravity waves from different distances and times to merge?

For your second question, do a Google search on Colliding Plane Gravity Waves. You'll find plenty of references to papers on the subject.

## 1. What are gravity waves and how do they relate to perpetual motion?

Gravity waves are disturbances or fluctuations in the curvature of spacetime, caused by the acceleration of massive objects. They are predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity. Perpetual motion refers to a hypothetical machine that can continue to operate indefinitely without any external source of energy. Gravity waves do not violate the laws of thermodynamics, so they cannot be used to create a perpetual motion machine.

## 2. Can gravity waves be harnessed to create perpetual motion?

No, gravity waves cannot be harnessed to create perpetual motion. While they can carry energy, this energy is very small and cannot be harnessed in a way that would allow for perpetual motion. Additionally, the laws of thermodynamics prevent perpetual motion from being possible.

## 3. How does gravity affect perpetual motion?

Gravity plays a crucial role in the laws of thermodynamics, which prevent perpetual motion from being possible. In order for a machine to operate perpetually, it would need to overcome the force of gravity and continue to produce work without any external energy input. This is not possible according to the laws of thermodynamics.

## 4. Are there any real-life examples of perpetual motion machines using gravity waves?

No, there are no real-life examples of perpetual motion machines using gravity waves. While there have been attempts to create perpetual motion machines, these have all been proven to be impossible according to the laws of thermodynamics. Gravity waves, while they do carry energy, are not a viable source for creating perpetual motion.

## 5. Can gravity waves be used for any practical purpose?

Yes, gravity waves can be used for practical purposes such as detecting and studying astronomical events, such as the collision of black holes. They can also potentially be used for communication and navigation in space. However, they cannot be used to create perpetual motion or violate the laws of thermodynamics.

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