As my knowledge of physics increases I begin to come up with ever complicated questions… things my physics teacher usually can’t answer. So, the other day we were studying magnetism and it was bother me that the electronic force and its force particle cause two semi-distinct types of forces: magnetic and electrical. So, why doesn’t the strong nuclear force have two manifestations? Or does it? What about gravity? Is it feasibly possible under todays understanding of physics that gravity has a magnetic like counterpart? (possibly the cause behind the apparent antigravitational expansion of the universe?)
My physics teacher said he read an article that stated the data is indicating that, not only is the universe expanding, but it’s accelerating outward. Maybe the ‘force’ behind this is another property of gravitrons. I was also thinking that there might be a 5th force that acts on a larger scale than gravity, but that would be kinda off the wall. So does anyone know the current explanation for the expansion? Why is gravity so weird?
Oh, on another note: I read in popular science that they are looking the “God Particle”, which would be the cause of mass, so to speak. To anyone familiar with string theory, do you think this would void the whole theory? After all, according to Bryan Greene mass is caused by oscillations in the strings.
Sorry if this seems to much like ranting, but I’m just trying to get feedback on some ideas.