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Gravity THE fundamental force

  1. Oct 16, 2003 #1
    theory developement sure comes quick sometimes!!

    Could our illusive Gravity be THE fundemental force and all other forces be just a variation on a theme?
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  3. Oct 16, 2003 #2
    Like I said a moment ago, I think that if all forces are manifastations of the same thing then we should start with EM and go to gravity rather than the other way around so we can sidestep unnecessary reformulation of theories.
  4. Oct 16, 2003 #3
    I agree that you should start with the EM.

    Dats all I gots to say.
  5. Oct 16, 2003 #4
    starting w/ electromagnetism, eh?

    gravity seems most fundamental but there are too may things we don't know about it, ie, we know how masses attract each other:

    (FG= (G m1 m2)/(d^2))

    but what do we know about the WHY of gravity? why does gravity exist. mass is not an answer that is far reaching enough.

    as far as the WHY of charges attracting an repelling and in that, creating a field, we are equally as clueless. we know

    (FC= (k q1 q2)/(d^2)

    but why?

    i guess my point is, mtheory is our best bet because it is partially explained and explainable while those types of theories would be based on topics in physics in which the fundamentals remain undisclosed

  6. Oct 16, 2003 #5
    I find that an approach that seems to work for me is to extend the why question to include "why does it have to exist"?

    We have and effect all we have to find is the cause

    I tend to feel that things only exist because they have to.

    If one looks as to why they have to (out of necessity) it makes for a way of looking that demands an answer.

    Gravity is no accident so to speak it has to be what it is.
  7. Oct 16, 2003 #6
    I agree, but it is hard to get to the real answer that way. The anthropic principle is technically true, but that's not what we wanted to hear.
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  9. Oct 21, 2003 #8


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    According to the standard model, there are four fundamental forces. Gravity is one of them but with no special standing.
  10. Oct 23, 2004 #9

    I think it's possible to imagine scenario's in which the three other forces don't exist. But that's not possible without gravity.

    IMO gravity must be an inherent part (let's say included inside) of all fundamental particles. The other forces (EM, strong and weak force) are the result of interactions between these fundamental particles.
  11. Oct 23, 2004 #10


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    Except that it has a dimensional coupling constant, making the force non-renormalizable.
  12. Oct 23, 2004 #11

    The standard model defines Gravity as shaping of space/time.

  13. Oct 23, 2004 #12
    The Principle Force

    Consider for a moment that the Standard Model is wrong. What if the four fundamental forces are simply sub-levels of a greater force? Forces that when applied to matter lends it the malleability to be shaped in a manner that reflects the influence of that unifying or containing force.

    A force that consists of waves of probability, potential and possibility. Molding matter in the combinations best suited for interaction with its unique energy.

    One that allows possibility to become probability. As the canvas, pallette, brush and oils are simply the tools that allow the artist to re-create his artistic vision into the form of a painting that can be viewed by others.
  14. Oct 24, 2004 #13
    Gravity is but a conservative field, i.e., a derived field. It was Einstein who thought it to be a fundamental one, but
    how could we derive a non conservative field such as the magnetic field from a conservative one? How could we derive, from the philosophical point of view, a whole / part from the part?


  15. Oct 25, 2004 #14
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  16. Oct 28, 2004 #15
    Gravity acts at atomic level, whether it be a penny or a feather the accelleration is the same.. Sound familiar.

    All our formula's are based on the total mass of the object, yet the gravitational effect is developed and reacting at atomic level.

    Has anyone any ideas as to the real atomic cause.

    Last edited: Oct 28, 2004
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