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Among those who believe in gravitons, is it believed that gravitons cause inertia? This would seem logical to me since gravitational mass is, as far as we can tell, the same as inertial mass.

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Among those who believe in gravitons, is it believed that gravitons cause inertia? This would seem logical to me since gravitational mass is, as far as we can tell, the same as inertial mass.

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Would it not be better to say a Higgs provided inertia rather than a graviton, who's job is to send quatum force signals over distances?

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Weinberg, S;Phys Rev. vol 135, 1964;

-Makes additional assumptions about the pole structure of the S-matrix to demonstrate the equivalence of gravitational and inertial mass.

Weinberg, S;Phys. Lett. vol 9, 1965

-Uses perturbation theory to derive Einstein's equations under the additional assumption that effectively helicity =[tex]\pm[/tex]spin for massless particles.

To boot, he also treats electromagnetism in each, showing the conservation of charge and deriving Maxwell's equations under the same assumptions, but assuming instead the existence of a massless spin-1 particle.

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