If I swing my arm, it can emit gravitational waves?

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If I swing my arm, it can emit gravitational waves??

If I swing my arm, it can emit gravitational waves??

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Yes, just as by winging your arm while swimming you can make it emit water waves.

However, the accelerating mass required to produce gravitational waves has to move in a non-spherically symmetric way and the power emitted by just swinging your arm is vanishingly small.

We will know more when gravitational waves are actually detected!

Garth
 

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