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Gravitational Waves due to mass and acceleration

  1. Apr 3, 2013 #1
    According to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_radiation
    Inspiraling binary stars create gravitonic waves. This leads me to ask: If an amount of material with sufficient mass is accelerated to an extremely high speed (ideally a percentage of C but everyone knows that's impossible with our tech) Would that material emit a larger amount of gravity?

    The reason I ask is that if the above case is true, a sufficiently dense, large and strong rotating disk, rotating at a sufficiently high speed would be able to generate gravitonic waves which could be used for practical gravitational lensing of multiple particle streams.
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  3. Apr 3, 2013 #2


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    Please define "emitted amount of gravity".
    A rotating, uniform disk will not emit gravitational waves.

    Any gravitational waves you can realistically produce are way too weak to give any interesting effects on matter.
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