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RandallB
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Jun21-05, 06:36 PM
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Quote Quote by tino lin
Einstein's view of gravity is a warping in space where smaller mass follow the curverture of the space created by the larger mass.
It would be incorrect to consider Einstein’s view as LARGER Mass warping space for SMALLER Mass to follow the curve in. His view was that ALL mass distorts space even the small. And as such, even a large mass will be affected by the small "warp in space" caused by a small mass, just not by much.

To me it seems the warping idea gives a nice description but unnecessary. As an example you could describe electrostatic attraction and repulsion in a similar warp and reverse warped space maybe using an extra 3 of those eleven dimensions identified so far. But we do quite well working that all out without “warping”. I think the idea is overused on gravity.

RB