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>> On Monday, November 18, 2013 8:17:46 PM UTC-8, >> Chris M. Thomasson wrote: >> >> I have created a pre-alpha version of my online >> gravitational field line explorer: >> [...]
> Chris -- this is some really cool stuff.
Thank you so much for the very kind comment.
FWIW, I noticed that the code is allowing for negative masses! This is because I derived it directly from an experimental electromagnetic field plotter I am also working on and totally forgot that the negative charges would be interpreted as negative masses. Yikes!
However, there does seem to be some sort of connection between plotting all positive charges, and plotting all positive masses. Of course, the field lines travel in opposite directions, but the end graphical results are strikingly similar...
> I have some questions about gravitational pull > as you think about it. It appears that you > are using the theory of relativity to determine > that at some point there is a threshold for > gravitational lensing.
I hope the following does not come across as 100% totally moronic. I am not a physicist!
AFAICT, the ?intersections? between the gravitational and associated equipotential field lines heading toward a positive mass point ends up creating some sort of ?3d like grid?. This grid seems to be going down, deeper and deeper toward the mass. The circumferences of concentric ?circular shapes? formed by the equipotential field lines get smaller when they are closer to the point of mass. IMVHO, this is fairly similar to a contour map that measures how ?deep? a given region of terrain is. In this case, the depth of a region describes how close it is to the mass. So, it seems as if the shape of the ?gravity grid? has the capability to make the paths of passing electromagnetic field lines want to ?fall down? into the mass...
Lets say a photon P originating from a source O is traveling through space along a path that happens to be vectored toward a massive object M. Even though P has no mass, its momentum along the path seems to get attracted to its nearest contour line of M's gravity grid. The depth of this contour line influences the level of attraction it has on the path of P. If the depth is very shallow, the ?falling? effect will be so small that its "virtually" non- existent. However, when P travels close enough to one of the ?deeper? contour lines emanating from M, the alteration of its path will become more intensely directed down toward M. The end result of this process can influence an observer of P to erroneously conclude that it must have originated from a source in a region of space that is nowhere near O.
Now, I am not exactly sure what you mean by ?threshold?. Can you clarify it a bit?
AFAICT, the gravity grid generated by M should extend out across space. Therefore, it should ?always? have an effect on the paths of every photon passing though it. So, in a sense, there is no ?threshold??