Gravitoelectromagnetic force

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Homework Statement



There are two force equations in this wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitoelectromagnetism

Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution



The conventional Lorentz force is

[tex]F = q(E + v \times B)[/tex]

It says that the gravielectromagnetic force equation:

[tex]F = m(E_g + v \times B_g)[/tex]

Is it's gravitational analogue. Yet, the only difference between the equations is that mass and charge have been exchanged.

How can the dimensions be right in the second equation?


Thank you!
 

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Yet, the only difference between the equations is that mass and charge have been exchanged.

No, that's not the only difference. The other symbols have changed, too. What are their units?
 
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what is [tex]E_g[/tex]?

I take it then, it's not simply the electric field?
 
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It's not. The article explains that down to the units involved. Give it another try, just do it carefully :)
 
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Ah it says it is the gravielectric field even. Sorry about that. So what is E_g written out?
 
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As the article says, it's just the static gravitational field, acceleration due to static gravity (i.e., independent of any accelerated motion).
 

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