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The Graviton

  1. Jul 27, 2004 #1
    if common theory states that gravity exists due to a warping of space-time, then that really doesn't leave any room for the graviton, right? or wrong?
     
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  3. Jul 27, 2004 #2
    right. The graviton explains gravity as an interaction between particles, and it is a quantum mechanics explination. The warping of space time has no graviton, it explains gravity by the effect of its name.
     
  4. Jul 27, 2004 #3

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    I had heard that if the GR model of warped spacetime holds true, then the graviton will be the name given to the smallest amount of warp possible; the fundemental "quanta" of gravity.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2004 #4
    that sounds like something that Einstein would hate.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2004 #5

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    Where'd you hear that? I don't think it's right. It is a wrong idea of a quantum.
     
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