Surely a graviton would be a boson because it would have spin 2, an integer number. It just so happens that all force carrying particles are bosons.
:=If we're going to have a system of accumulation of matter (within a small volume of the 3 dimensional space continuim), Then we are going to have to start out with the smallest conceivable volume and conceive a stasis of matter and either an attractive or a repulsive force, which can be disturbed and result in motion. But as Maxwell explains, we have no concept of forces as an entity. We merely deduce their existence from the time rate of occurrence of the resultant motion. So you might as well start out with a smallest particle of mass and call it a graviton, and then say that it has an inherent tendency to be attracted toward it's adjacent particles in accordance with some rule of physical behavior. then, an unbalance in this original static system will result in accumulative motion in the case of a gravitationally attractive system. WFPM (talk) 23:15, 9 November 2008 :+A visual concept of a graviton depends upon how you want to divide a spacial volume. If you believe that a cubic volume of space should be subdivided into smaller cubic volumes, then you wind up with a 1/3 x 1/3 x 1/3 subdivision of the original volume into 27 smaller cubic volumes. And a graviton would be a dot with 13 interconnecting lines. If you believe that space is an accumulation of spherical volumes (with a little space left out) then you can divide space into 13 small adjacent spherical volumes, and a graviton is still a dot, but with only 6 equal length interconnecting lines. And these lines would be the matter carrying the interconnecting force between the dots. WFPM (talk) 23:38, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
- It doesn't follow that a graviton would solve the four independent force problem. The properties of gravitons are part of the gravitational attraction process. The 4 independent force problem comes up when The concepts of independent electrostatic and electromagnetic force fields plus an overcoming strong nuclear force were created to explain molecular and other atomic phenomena. WFPM (talk) 03:35, 12 November 2008 (UTC)