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Gravitons and force of gravity

  1. Jun 26, 2004 #1
    Would a graviton emitted by a proton lose energy as it climbs through
    the gravitational field of the proton - would other gravitons inhibit
    its progress?If the graviton is absorbed by another proton then would
    it get the energy back as it falls in the gravitational field of this
    second proton?
    And if the graviton does get energy back from the second proton,and
    the second proton was replaced with an electron, which has less rest
    mass than a proton,
    then this would mean that the graviton would not get all of its energy
    Could this energy defecit account for the difference in the force of
    gravity for two protons compared to a proton and electron at the same
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 27, 2004 #2
    For your information, the gravitational forces between subatomic particles has never been performed by any physical experiments. The subatomic domain of physics is dominated by three other fundamental forces: electromagnetic force, strong nuclear force, and weak nuclear force.

    The inverse square law of Newton's law of universal gravitation has only been tested to be valid at a 10th of a millimeter. Distances smaller than a 10th of a millimeter, the law of gravity is anyone's guess.
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