posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 09:44 AM
I was looking on another web-site where i came across discussions about 'mysterious particles' as they have been called, 'mysterious
interactions' and 'mysterious properties' of these particles.
I need to say that there is nothing mysterious in all that and those are not the 'particles' that everyone is familiar with.
We need to start with the definition of a photon in order to define the graviton.
As you probably know, radiation is coming to us in discrete packets of energy, that's very important because we cannot oberve and measure continuous
values for energy. The difference between discrete and continuous is that discrete (in mathematical terms) in either 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and so on, whereas
continuous could be 1,1.003,1.0067899, and every possible value.
For example the number of rooms in a house could only be a discrete figure, like 2, 3, 4....10.
On the other hand the length of a line or could be anything (continuous value).
Therefore these discrete packets of energy, called photons, exhibit both wave-particle properties, in a few words, they behave like waves and exhange
energy like particles.
A classical example is the photo-electric effect where the particles metals absorb photons (or radiation) and then release electrons. Therefore
radiation interacts with matter quite well !!!!!
Finally if we assume that gravity (and of course we need to prove it or at least have good indications) is coming to us in discrete packets of energy,
then gravitons should experience both wave-particle properties, as photons do.
There is no complexity in the above topic, although i will be very pleased if you can comment in anything you like.