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Originally posted by Indigo_Child
I have an experiment, a really crude, trite and simple one, but I predict if my theory is right that gravity is the 5 dimension this experiment will work.
If it follows that a gravity well deep enough to reach another plane is how one can travel along the dimension of gravity and a gravity well depends upon the gravitational field of a mass. Then, if a significant gravitational field is generated around the mass it should theoretically disappear from its plane. It would literally warp the space around it causing it to sink below the zero horizon and thereby making it disappear(we cannot see the negative y axis of gravity) I really want to try this but have no idea how it could be done as I am not a physicist, and thus own no equipment to even experiment in creating intense gravitational fields.
Modern physics admits that gravity is very different from other forces (strong, electromagnetic and weak) and perhaps less understood. Newton first described and formalized effects of gravity. Einstein made a significant step in understanding its nature and improved the way we can estimate it. Still, we cannot really tell what causes gravity and why it is so special among other forces. Calling it a “field”, a “universal force” does not help explaining it.
Another Newtonian Fault
Newton's theory of gravity is one of the most significant triumphs of scientific effort. Its predictions are vindicated by observations with extraordinary accuracy. When Adams in England and Le Verrier in France used the motion of Uranus to predict the existence of Neptune they were expressing the trust people have come to place on Newtonian gravitation as a very good approximation to reality.
However as with any theory there are regimes where it is no longer applicable. For example the perihelion of Mercury is observed to precess at the rate of 43 arc-seconds every century. This ``fast'' precession cannot be explained by Newtonian gravitation. Another issue that came back to haunt Newton's theory of gravity was its ``action at a distance'' nature. Following the success of Maxwell's field theory of electromagnetic forces it was becoming increasingly necessary to find a similar field theory for gravitation. It was to meet this challenge that Einstein's theory of gravitation rose. It is an even better approximation to physical reality than Newton's theory, and reduces to Newton's theory when applied to the regime where Newton's theory is expected to work. Perhaps even more importantly it provides a geometric understanding of gravitation, which makes it more satisfying than the action at a distance nature of Newtonian gravitation.
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
) I really want to try this but have no idea how it could be done as I am not a physicist, and thus own no equipment to even experiment in creating intense gravitational fields.
I wonder if there have been experiments done similar to what I propose, and if not, how we could set something up to test it.
Originally posted by DaMod
I think more on the lines of gravity being a wave rather than a particle. Gravitons are only theoretical and there is little to no evidence to support their existence. I put my money on gravity waves.