A blue sky, with the word gravimotion, to replace space-time curvature

What is the fabric of gravitation?

According to Einstein gravitation is a curvature of space-time.
Yet we have no idea of what is the physical fabric of space-time.
This page proposes a physical entity that implements gravitation.

Neither physicist nor writer, the author of this essay follows his intuition and uses his imagination. For French translation, click: Click flag for French Version
Space-time curvature

Here is an analogy for gravitation

Gravitation has been redefined as space-time curvature by Einstein.
For instance, the sun stretches its surrounding space-time just as a child stretches the fabric of a trampoline.
The earth is then guided by the sun's space-time curvature as a marble would be by the trampoline's curvature provided the marble is given appropriate speed.
Even though colorful this analogy doesn't fit the reality of the solar system.
Both child and marble make physical contact with the trampoline's material fabric.
By contrast sun and earth are in contact with no material fabric at all. How could there be any interaction between non-material space-time (having no material body) and material mass?

In above analogy is a clue that is used as a guide in this interpretation of Nature that is called gravimotion

The child, the marble and the trampoline are all of same nature; all are physical all made of matter or material mass.
In the solar system though, while the sun and earth are material, space-time is instead immaterial.
The clue retained here is that the elements at play, in order to interfere, are very likely of identical constitutions.
And not being of material constitution, as mass is, immaterial gravity must nevertheless be physical.
All in all, in gravimotion interpretation of Nature, the elements at play in the solar system are altogether of "identical" and "physical" constitution.

Introducing the "physical fabric" that in gravimotion interpretation of Nature is behind the english word gravity and behind science's mathematics.

While science's mathematics fits reality and as such is unquestionable, the conventional language associated or parallelling these mathematics is rejected and replaced by a drastically different language in the following interpretation of Nature.
And to support the following unconventional thinking and language is this Albert Einstein's saying:
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
  1. The question is: what is gravitation?
    Or specifically: what physical yet invisible entity is constituting and occurring as gravitation?
  2. To start with let's bring to light that in gravimotion interpretation of Nature motion is a physical entity, an interpretation shunned by science
    In science motion is relative with respect to an observer; as such your own speed observed with respect to your own position is null; the observation of motion, the essence of motion relativity infers that motion may be annihilated; relativity, that is motion observation infers that motion is not a physical entity, as solid matter is.
    On the other hand, consider the phenomenon of light; light, which has no mass, is moving itself across space; in gravimotion interpretation of Nature light very physical essence is motion; the sunlight's very motion, which may burn your skin, is definitely a physical entity; motion relativity sidesteps motion reality.
    In gravimotion interpretation of Nature motion is occurring in reality and is as real as matter; motion relativity is the observation of such occurrence, a fact usually not mentionned. Motion reality and motion relativity coexist peacefully, the latter being simply the observation of the former.
  3. Observation of the gravitation phenomenon
    Take your pencil, lift it above the table and release it; thanks to earth's gravity it falls or gets into motion.
  4. In this interpretation, the nature of gravitation is motion
    Taking in account the trampoline analogy, which states that interacting entities must be of same constitution, because Earth's gravity provides the pen's motion, Earth's gravity is occurring as physical motion.
    As a general rule any gravitation, in this new interpretation, is occurring as physical motion hence the appelation gravimotion; while light's motion is constant within space-time though, gravity or gravimotion is occuring as an accelerated motion, just as described by science's mathematics.
  5. You might argue that while standing still on earth you are not falling, or not in motion
    Yet while standing on earth, it is reasonable to state that without the ground right there you would be falling farther down. The feeling you have under your feet while standing up instead of being labeled force can be labeled restrained motion.
    And science's equation for gravity: force = mass x acceleration precisely states that that force you are feeling under your feet (on the left of the equal "=" sign) is (on the right side of the equal "=" sign) motion, as acceleration is motion added to motion.
  6. A new interpretation of gravitation called gravimotion
    As a consequence, in this new interpretation of Nature, gravitation departs greatly from science's two conventional interpretations that are: force and space-time curvature; earth's gravimotion instead interacts directly with the pencil's own gravimotion through overlap with no intermediary whatsoever.
  7. Comment
    For such interaction to occur, 2 distinct yet overlapping motions, such as earth's and pencils respective gravities (respective gravimotions) must interact. Bring your mouse pointer over the underlined text.
    On how 2 overlapping motions do interact.

    Here are 3 examples of motion interacting on motion
    • Einstein famous "time dilation concept" is used as first witness.
      Time dilation, and that has been verified experimentally, coincides to the slowing down of a clock when that clock overall motion is increased (in a plane for instance).
      In that experiment physicists claim that time is slowed down. Yet reality can be interpreted in another way.
      Any pragmatic mind may instead state that the clocks' internal motion mechanism is slowed down by the clock's overall motion.
    • Another example of motion interacting on motion is the Coriolis effect.
      In this case earth's spin motion interacts with the motion of storms moving from equator to pole, through difference of pressure.
      The spin of earth creates a swirling effect that transforms the storms into cyclones.
    • A third case of motion interacting on motion is Einstien's demonstration that gravity (accelerated motion in gravimotion just as in science) deflects light rays (pure linear motion in gravimotion).

In gravimotion interpretation of Nature, gravitation is physically occurring as motion; and motion is specifically interpreted as being a physical entity; Einstein space-time is interpreted here as being made of motion.
As already mentioned the force of gravity is mathematically equivalent to an acceleration in science; because acceleration is motion added to motion, the claim that gravitation is motion is in compliance with science's theory.
Granted, it's not easy to give up the concept of force; and do not be fooled, it is still anchored in my own mind.
Once more though Einstein helped me a lot regarding my gravimotion idea, he said: "It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom."

Gravimotion and physics...

Gravimotion interpretation of Nature does not challenge physics' mathematical theories.
On the other hand gravimotion's interpretation of Nature challenges the conventional worded interpretations made of physics mathematics.
In order to emphasize the distinction, consider that gravimotion is a non-conventional worded interpretation of Nature, nevertheless complying with physics' mathematics.
The ultimate goal is to propose ideas that describes Nature in a way that makes sense, yet in tune with physics mathematics.

At the core of gravimotion is a new or let say an ignored concept of motion.

In science motion is relative; yet, when one reads attentively Einstein's writings, one finds instead that it is the observation of motion that is relative.
In gravimotion interpretation of Nature the reality of motion is not linked to a reference system. Motion in gravimotion interpretation of Nature is expressed in terms-of (in fractions-of) motion of light.
Unlike the alleged relativity of motion (actually motion observation), the reality of motion is independent of any reference system that we human need to associate to any observation in order to represent motion's reality with mathematics.
In short relativity concerns physically the observation of motion and does not apply to (is not a characteristic of) motion per se.
And as already mentionned, because the observation of motion is as real as the reality of motion, relativity and reality are coexisting peacefully.

In this gravimotion interpretation of Nature we make abstraction of the abstract in favor of the physical.

Somehow one's mind to start with is reluctant to the idea that motion is what makes the pencil fall...
That can't be! That's too simple! There is no force in motion (called speed in science)! It goes against physics fundamental tenets etc...
Yet I ask the question: why does one's mind consider not motion that one's eyes see?

Why does one's mind imagines this complex chain of events: the earth's (inert) mass creates (mysteriously) a (dynamic) force (or space-time curvature), and that force (or space time curvature), which is applied (in a mysterious way) to the pencil's mass moves the pencil's mass?
When one can simply think that some type of motion surrounds the earth that controls the very motion of the pencil.

In gravimotion interpretation of Nature gravity and light rays (and all electromagnetic waves) are all specific implementations of space-time, an entity occurring itself as random motions.
Gravimotion's interpretation of Nature unifies under one single reality of motion all those mental concepts of ours that are: gravity, electromagnetic waves, space-time, acceleration and force.

This page is like the tip of an iceberg; in gravimotion interpretation of Nature far many more human traditional concepts are, as just done for gravitation, turned downside-up into motion...

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