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Gravitomagnetism: What is it?
In relativity theory, gravitomagnetic effects are inertial or gravitational field effects that might be expected when there is relative motion between bodies. Some of these effects are currently included within standard "core" physics, some aren't.
We don't feel gravitomagnetism as we go about our everyday lives on Earth, but according to Einstein's theory of General Relativity it's real. When a planet (or a star or a black hole ... or anything massive) spins it pulls space and time around with it. This kind of thinking has led to a number of predictions such as the well-known frame-dragging effect in which space-time is dragged by a massive spinning object. The fabric of spacetime twists like a vortex. Einstein tells us that all gravitational forces correspond to a bending of spacetime; the "twist" is gravitomagnetism.
Gravitomagnetism is produced by stars and planets when they spin. "It's similar in form to the magnetic field produced by a spinning ball of charge," explains physicist Clifford Will of Washington University (St. Louis). Replace charge with mass, and magnetism becomes gravitomagnetism.
Here in our solar system gravitomagnetism is, at best, feeble. This raises the question, what do we do with gravitomagnetism once we've found it? The same question was posed, many times, in the 19th century when Maxwell, Faraday and others were exploring electromagnetism. What use could it be?
It might be possible to build a gravitational transformer that transfers kinetic energy just as an electrical transformer transfers electrical energy. The results from classical electrodynamics can be equally applied to general relativity. This allows astrophysicists to define electrogravitic and gravitomagnetic fields that are analogous to electric and magnetic fields.
Under general relativity, gravity is the result of following a spatial geometry (change in the normal shape of space) caused by local mass-energy. This theory holds that it is the altered shape of space, deformed by massive objects, that causes 'gravity,' which is actually a property of deformed space rather than being a true force. Although the equations cannot produce a "negative geometry" normally, it is possible to do so using a "negative mass". The same equations do not, of themselves, rule out the existence of negative mass.
General relativity does not constrain the geometry of spacetime unless outside constraints are placed on the stress-energy tensor. Warp-drive and traversable-wormhole geometries are well-behaved in most areas, but require regions of exotic matter; thus they are excluded as solutions if the stress-energy tensor is limited to known forms of matter. Dark matter and dark energy are not understood enough at this present time to make general statements regarding their applicability to a warp-drive. Many physicists such as Edmond S. Miksch of Harvard have theorized that dark matter has negative mass. There is considerable empirical evidence supporting this claim such as the results produced by Supernova Cosmology Project team in 1998.
Why is this Important?
Gravitomagnetism, and its after affect, frame dragging is important for theorist, for one in provides another test to check the validity of General Relativity so that we may learn more about the nature of the universe around us. Second the effect in one way or in other ties into metaphysics due the apparent relationship between Mach's principle and frame dragging. Lastly it also tells of a force that is neither strictly classical such as magnetic the magnetic force, nor does it describe a force that strictly arises due to mass as we are told by general relativity alone, it is a combination of the two physical philosophies. It also gives us clues to the possible structure behind the very basic building block of the entire universe painting a picture of the how the universe, matter, and energy may have formed, and what forces a responsible for the present nature of the universe.
Gravitomagnetism may also give clues as to various other possible behavior which matter and energy may take which are not known to present science. A prime example being a particle falling dangerously close to the event horizon of a black hole may split into two separate particle, one escapes, the other falls in, however the one that fall in is perceived to have a negative energy density to an outside observer (due to a violation of geodesic conservation) and forms the basis of what is known as Hawking radiation. It also may not be unreasonable to wage that gravitomagnetism may give some insight into the abundant nature of Dark Energy reported by cosmologist across the larger scale universe and why it appears to be practically nonexistent on Earth.
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