Could G waves resonate in positively curved spacetime?

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Could G waves resonate in positively curved spacetime?

Postby Aelfyre » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:21 pm UTC

Say you had a theoretical universe consisting of two black hole orbiting each other. From my understanding it has been theorized that this could create gravitational waves which would then propagate out into space at c.

If the universe in question were positively curved, so boundless yet finite, could these waves fall into a harmonic with themselves? Would they be guaranteed to cancel each other out?
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Re: Could G waves resonate in positively curved spacetime?

Postby measure » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:55 am UTC

Are gravitational waves a result of the local deformation of space caused by the black holes, or is that a separate effect? In a 2D case, they would converge on the far side of the surface, and I suppose something similar would happen in 3D, although I don't know if the interference would be destructive or otherwise.

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