# How is the gravitational field of electromagnetic waves generated?

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#### MartinG

Hi !

It catches my attention that atomic particles such as protons, neutornes, electrons and their respective subparticles such as Quarks are theoretically formed by high-energy electromagnetic fields such as gamma rays and then the gravitational field that would generate the mass of these particles would be approximately equal to the gravitational field that the electromagnetic waves that form said particles and subparticles have, so I would like to know and ask you how the gravitational field is generated in an electromagnetic wave that theoretically later forms the gravitational field that have the particles with a given mass.

I thank you for your response and I send you greetings.

## Answers and Replies

how the gravitational field is generated in an electromagnetic wave
An electromagnetic wave has energy, and anything that has energy has a gravitational field.

An electromagnetic wave has energy, and anything that has energy has a gravitational field.
Ok, Yes, I agree and I appreciate your answer.

But my question is more oriented to if someone knows how is the "mechanism with which is formed" the gravitational field in the electromagnetic waves.

the "mechanism with which is formed" the gravitational field in the electromagnetic waves.
The "mechanism" is what I already said. There is no other "mechanism". Energy (more precisely, stress-energy) causes a gravitational field.

The "mechanism" is what I already said. There is no other "mechanism". Energy (more precisely, stress-energy) causes a gravitational field.
Ok, I understand you. But I would like to know "Why" energy or an electromagnetic wave causes a gravitational field.

There has to be a "Why" or a "How" things are generated or produced, that is what I would like to know.

There has to be a "Why" or a "How" things are generated or produced, that is what I would like to know.
There never has been a fundamental "why" or "how" in physics. You always get down to your laws of physics that underpin everything. You might get a deeper reason by replacing a theory with a more fundamental theory (e.g. GR replaced Newtonian Gravity), but even the more fundamental theory still has its laws of physics on which it is based. And, by definition, they are laws (or axioms or postulates) with no why or how.

There has to be a "Why" or a "How" things are generated or produced
No, there doesn't. The fact that your intuition says there should be just means your intuition needs to be re-trained.

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Ok, I understand you.

But I would like to know "Why" and "How" things are or work, even in Quantum Physics or Microscopy, which cannot be seen or experienced well at all, and which are more complex and difficult to know well because they occur or because they happen. But hey, I would like to find an explanation for things and that is why I ask "Why" or "How" they happen, just that.

Because also, if you do not know how "things work", many times they cannot be applied in the different devices that one would like to do.

I appreciate the responses. Greetings.

I would like to know "Why" and "How" things are or work
As has already been explained, these questions are not answerable, at least not with what you appear to mean by "why" and "how". All we can tell you is what our best current theories say, and we've already done that. If that's not enough for you, unfortunately, you won't be able to get anything further here.

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