Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 36 - Think and Explain: 51

Answer

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Work Step by Step

Accelerated masses emit gravitational waves, just as accelerating charges emit electromagnetic waves. This is stated on page 696. Following the suggested analogy, when gravitational waves are absorbed by a mass, the mass begins oscillating, just as absorbed electromagnetic waves cause an electric charge to begin oscillating.
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