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Photons and electric field vectors

  1. Apr 28, 2004 #1
    fermion rotates through 720 degrees

    If two spin 1 photons are put together so that the tips of their magnetic field vectors just touch one another ( the vector lines are all in the same plane), a particle results which looks the same when it is rotated through 180 degrees - a spin 2 particle.This is the spin a graviton is supposed to have.
    Is this a graviton?
    If a fermion has a finite number of electric field vectors pointing in all directions from the surface of a sphere, and it also has field vectors for the gravitational field, then the fact that a fermion has to be rotated through 720 degrees to look the same can be explained.As the electric field vectors rotate, the gravitational field vectors rotate through half the angle they do -
    because the rotating electric field vectors generate a force which inhibits the rotation of the gravitational field vectors.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2004
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  3. Apr 28, 2004 #2
    If we write these in vector notations, it will seem like the gravity vector is the different of two vectors:

    [tex] V^{-}_G = V_s - V_t [/tex]

    where [itex] V_s [/itex] is the spacelike vector and [itex] V_t [/itex] is the timelike vector. The spacelike vector is related to the electric vector and the timelike vector is related to the magnetic vector. Now, if the angle between space-vector and time-vector varies from 0 to 360 deg, spin can be defined.

    The above vector difference is the usual gravity vector but the antigravity vector can be given by:

    [tex] V^{+}_G = V_t - V_s [/tex]
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2004
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