Welcome KB, you are obviously a very astute individual, . *Thank you for participating. *Maybe we can chat about the possibilities while I wait for answers to my questions.OP, in your revised "idea experiment," I would be inclined to agree. Gravitation captures my imagination, and I'd be*
intensely interested in studying the mechanism from a frame by frame perspective.*
The question right now is about the term I can use to describe the curvature of space caused by the presence of matter/energy density. *I think that it can legitimately be referred to as "gravitational energy" because the way I interpret the mainstream science there is only one gravity and there are two main views as to the nature of gravity. *One is general relativity where I get the idea that gravity equates to the curvature of space by the presence of matter/energy density, and the other is from the standard model of particle physics where the search is on for the graviton.
The mainstream effort to unify the theories is mainly focused on finding gravity waves predicted by GR and on developing a quantum gravity theory that includes the graviton.
One thing I think is sure is that there is energy involved. *Therefore, that energy can be referred to as "gravitational energy" without venturing into non-mainstream ideas. *I want to confirm that so that I can have a phrase to refer to the aspects of the physical nature of the*freeze frame as I start to quantify it.