Volney

2024-04-05 07:00:41 UTC

The four "forces" are electromagnetic, weak, strong and (possibly)

gravitational. These forces have fields mediated by the bosons photon,

W/Z, gluon and (theoretically) graviton respectively. At least some have

'charges' such that a particle with a nonzero charge will apply force to

other charged particles via virtual boson interchange. The properties of

the field depends on the spin of the mediating boson, the first three

are spin-1 so have a vector to describe interactions, while the

theoretical graviton is spin-2 and interactions are via the 2D

stress-energy tensor.

My question is, assume there is a massless (or very tiny mass, not

massive like W/Z) boson with spin-0 which mediates a new force. Its

field 'tensor' would be zero-dimensional or just a scalar. What would

this mean on a macroscopic scale? I guess each point in space would have

a simple value in response to a nearby charge, not a vector like EM.

How about a spin-3 (or more!) boson? Spin-3 would imply a 3D tensor

defining its field's properties. Again what macroscopic properties would

a field mediated by a spin-3 boson have? I know this is vague since the

only property is the spin of the mediating boson but this must imply

certain properties come from this, but what?

Also how are the number of charges defined? Emag has + and - quantized.

The strong force seems to have 6 possible charges? (three 'colors' and

three 'anticolors') Gravity seemingly has one, mass(energy). I read that

weak charge exists, but it really can't provide a force because its

massive bosons create an extremely short range. Is there some

theoretical property that defines the number of charges?

What causes a boson to be a force carrier/field quantization anyway?

I've wondered if the Higgs boson could be the mediator of an extremely

short ranged (because of its large mass) scalar 'force' and it seems

that the Higgs-defined mass of particles could be its associated

'charge'. Is this all nonsense?

gravitational. These forces have fields mediated by the bosons photon,

W/Z, gluon and (theoretically) graviton respectively. At least some have

'charges' such that a particle with a nonzero charge will apply force to

other charged particles via virtual boson interchange. The properties of

the field depends on the spin of the mediating boson, the first three

are spin-1 so have a vector to describe interactions, while the

theoretical graviton is spin-2 and interactions are via the 2D

stress-energy tensor.

My question is, assume there is a massless (or very tiny mass, not

massive like W/Z) boson with spin-0 which mediates a new force. Its

field 'tensor' would be zero-dimensional or just a scalar. What would

this mean on a macroscopic scale? I guess each point in space would have

a simple value in response to a nearby charge, not a vector like EM.

How about a spin-3 (or more!) boson? Spin-3 would imply a 3D tensor

defining its field's properties. Again what macroscopic properties would

a field mediated by a spin-3 boson have? I know this is vague since the

only property is the spin of the mediating boson but this must imply

certain properties come from this, but what?

Also how are the number of charges defined? Emag has + and - quantized.

The strong force seems to have 6 possible charges? (three 'colors' and

three 'anticolors') Gravity seemingly has one, mass(energy). I read that

weak charge exists, but it really can't provide a force because its

massive bosons create an extremely short range. Is there some

theoretical property that defines the number of charges?

What causes a boson to be a force carrier/field quantization anyway?

I've wondered if the Higgs boson could be the mediator of an extremely

short ranged (because of its large mass) scalar 'force' and it seems

that the Higgs-defined mass of particles could be its associated

'charge'. Is this all nonsense?