Gravitational Waves in G4v
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Title 
Gravitational Waves in G4v


Creator 
Mead, Carver


Description 
Gravitational coupling of the propagation fourvectors of matter wave functions is formulated in at spacetime. Coupling at the momentum level rather than at the "forcelaw" level greatly simplifies many calculations. This locally Lorentzinvariant approach (G4v) treats electromagnetic and gravitational coupling on an equal footing. Classical mechanics emerges from the incoherent aggregation of matter wave functions. The theory reproduces, to first order beyond Newton, the standard GR results for GravityProbe B, deflection of light by massive bodies, precession of orbits, gravitational red shift, and total gravitationalwave energy radiated by a circular binary system. Its predictions differ markedly from GR for the gravitationalwave radiation patterns from rotating massive systems, and for the LIGO antenna pattern. G4v predictions of total radiated energy from highly eccentric Kepler systems are slightly larger than those of similar GR treatments. A detailed treatment of the theory is in preparation. However the generation and detection of gravitational waves is exactly the same as the corresponding treatment for electromagnetic waves given in Collective Electrodynamics, (hereinafter referred to simply as CE) and therefore separable from the material in preparation. It therefore seems advisable to make the gravitationalwave material available, since its predictions should be testable as data from Advanced LIGO becomes available over the next few years. The presentation is somewhat more detailed than would be "normal," simply to make the approach clear and accessible to nonspecialists. 

Date 
20150316


Type 
Report or Paper
PeerReviewed 

Format 
application/pdf


Identifier 
http://authors.library.caltech.edu/59770/1/1503.04866v1.pdf
Mead, Carver (2015) Gravitational Waves in G4v. . (Submitted) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150819134952067 <http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150819134952067> 

Relation 
http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150819134952067
http://authors.library.caltech.edu/59770/ 
