The Digital Shutterbug (aryx) wrote,
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Hopefully, this will be my last physics post of the day.
If you are truly interested in what I am writing (most of you probably aren't), it would be a good idea to actually read my posts in the order I've written them, as this one here is supposed to be my conclusion/supposition.
My first post was mass versus weight, followed by some information on gravity, followed next by the atom. Next came the three states of matter, and my last one dealing with string theory and Einstein's energy/matter theory.
All of these are just background posts for what I want to really talk about.
I have no idea if this post will be long or short... I'm just typing out my ideas here like I did in those last posts. These are just ideas I have based on the stuff I mentioned in those previous posts.
As mentioned in my first post, anything with mass has a gravitational pull, and since atoms have mass, they must also, therefore, have gravity. According to Einstein's theory of relativity, however, the gravity at the atomic level and that which is at the solar level don't match. Which way it is incorrect, I do not know. Is the sum of the gravity of all the atoms on Earth greater than or less than what Earth's gravity really is? I'm not sure. If Earth's gravity is more, then maybe we shouldn't be adding... maybe the gravity of two combined atoms isn't twice that of one, maybe it's four times. Maybe three combined atoms gravity wouldn't be three times one, but rather 12. What if the formula is similar to that of quantum mechanics... 2n²? (where n is the number of atoms, rather than the number of electron shells).
On the other hand, if the sum of all the gravity of the combined atoms is greater than Earth's, perhaps there's a fraction involved... 2 combined atom's gravity force is only equal to that of 75% of their seperately combined values.
Or, perhaps we've disillusioned ourselves completely, and mass has nothing to do with gravity at all! This would break all rules of convention, but could easily be explained by string theory. The "vibrating strings" not only create mass, but they also create other dimensions, and possibly other universes; parallel universes. And, theoretically, they may also create gravitons, or units of gravity, massless particles. What if the space between the electron shell of an atom and its nucleus isn't really empty space? What if these strings are vibrating away in that area, creating the forces of gravity? (Just so you are aware, this is my own thought, I haven't heard anyone else mention anything similar, and I could just be a crazy lunatic.)
To continue on this particular train of thought...
Remember how I mentioned that pressure was one way of heating up matter, causing the atoms to bang against themselves faster and faster? Well, what if the same thing happens to these strings? They can still vibrate the same "tone" (as it were), but they do it faster when under pressure, and therefore create more gravitons, which in turn gives it a greater gravitational pull.
In the middle of the denser stars (the ones that will turn into black holes), there is so much pressure (and heat and motion) that the gravitational pull gets greater and greater as well. Eventually, atoms start collapsing in on themselves, making things even more dense. If these strings are in this empty space, then they, too, would have less "room" to vibrate, causing an ever greater amount of pressure, causing a greater amount of gravity. (I'm just talking about these theoretical strings which may be the source of gravitons, mind you.) In this way, it would still appear to us that mass and gravity are related. If 10,000 atoms can now fit into the space that just one once held, you would expect the gravity to increase anyway. So the increase in gravity would occur, whether or not it's due to graviton producing strings, or just the increase in density.
In my mind, this would explain why the general theory of relativity doesn't hold up on the atomic level, because each atom could have a different gravitation pull, based on how much empty space there is between the electron shells and the nucleus, rather than the mass of the nucleus itself.
And if the states of matter hold up, even at the string level, you could see that once the universe (that we know) collapses upon itself (if that's what is going to happen), then the big bang (still only a theory, although too many scientists still state it as a fact, nowadays) could perhaps be the explosion of too many strings all trying to occupy the same space, just like a cylider of liquid nitrogen opened improperly.
Whether there was a big bang (I like to think that perhaps there were--and still are--a bunch of little bangs), multiple universes, even strings themselves, I don't think anyone living in our time will know.
In fact, I still strongly believe we are going to cause our own extinction within the next 50 years or so if we don't make some radical changes in the way we think. But that's a topic I've already covered.

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