Gravitons

Asked by Achyuth Murlei | 4th Feb, 2012, 09:39: PM

Expert Answer:

In physics, the graviton is a hypothetical elementary particle that mediates the force of gravitation in the framework of quantum field theory. If it exists, the graviton must be massless (because the gravitational force has unlimited range) and must be a spin 2 boson. This is because the source of gravitation is the stress-energy tensor, a second-rank tensor, compared to electromagnetism, the source of which is the four-current, a first-rank tensor.

Answered by  | 6th Feb, 2012, 10:14: AM

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