# Quantum view of gravitational waves

• willaers
In summary, electromagnetic fields are caused by accelerating charges, creating changes in the electric and magnetic fields that propagate at the speed of light. When energy is distributed among multiple receiving antennas, each will receive an equal amount to accelerate the electrons. However, when emitting a single photon, there is a chance that only one receiver will pick it up. When accelerating a mass, a spherical wave is created that causes changes in the surrounding space. Emitting a single graviton would also cause changes in the metric of space, but its existence as a particle is still debated.
willaers
In case of electromagnetic fields i think it is like this:

A electromagnetic wave is caused by an accelerating charge, this causes a temporal change
in the electric and magnetic field around it which propagates through space at the velocity
of light.
If we have a transmitter and multiple receiving antennas at equal distances from the transmitter, the energy needed to accelerate the charge will be distributed and each receiver
will pickup an equal amount of this energy to accelerate the electrons in the receiving antennas.

What happens if we only add enough energy to emit a single photon. Since the photon comes only in lumps, there is a chance that only one of the receivers will pickup this photon?
and on average if we emit enough photons, each receiver will pickup equal amounts?

Now how does this work if we accelerate a mass in stead of a charge ?
Other then for charge, the mass affects its surrounding space, by defining the unit metric in each point of the space (unit time, unit distances).
Hence when accelerating the mass, a spherical wave will run through space causing a temporal change of the metric in each point.

If we no add just enough energy to emit just a single graviton, what happens ?
If we have receivers at equal distances, will there be a chance that only in one of them the
metric varies, or will the metric still vary in each point on the surface of the sphere of the
gravitational wave?
2nd will the change in the metric come in quanta, meaning , will the change in the metric
(unit distance at this point) come in lumps?

The graviton is a hypothetical particle. Current view does not accept it as real. I think this has to do with the view that gravity isn't a force like the other 3, but is a result of the curvature of spacetime.

## 1. What is the quantum view of gravitational waves?

The quantum view of gravitational waves is a theoretical framework that seeks to explain the behavior of gravitational waves on a quantum level. This approach combines the principles of quantum mechanics and general relativity to understand the fundamental nature of these waves.

## 2. How does the quantum view of gravitational waves differ from classical physics?

In classical physics, gravitational waves are described as continuous ripples in space-time. However, in the quantum view, these waves are seen as discrete packets of energy, known as gravitons, that can interact with matter and other particles.

## 3. Can the quantum view of gravitational waves be tested experimentally?

As of now, there is no experimental evidence to support the quantum view of gravitational waves. However, scientists are actively researching ways to test this theory, such as through the use of advanced technology and experiments involving high-energy particles.

## 4. What are the potential implications of the quantum view of gravitational waves?

If the quantum view of gravitational waves is proven to be true, it could have significant implications for our understanding of the universe. This theory could potentially help bridge the gap between general relativity and quantum mechanics, two fundamental theories that have yet to be unified.

## 5. How does the quantum view of gravitational waves relate to the search for a theory of everything?

The quantum view of gravitational waves is closely related to the search for a theory of everything, which is a theoretical framework that seeks to explain all of the fundamental forces and interactions in the universe. If the quantum view of gravitational waves is confirmed, it could potentially be a key component of a theory of everything.

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