## What is the minimum mass required to distort space and time ?

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What is the minimum mass required to distort space and time ?

According to Einstein's General theory of relativity .
Mass distorts Space and Time.
Well Quantum Physics does not satisfy with General theory of relativity.

So, it asks a Question does G exist in quantum size world ?
well ,

My question is that .....

"What is the minimum mass required to distort space and time ?"

I mean Does asteroid can distort space and Time ?

Does big comet can distort space and time ?

Does astronaut can distort Space and time ?

I mean What is the minimum MASS limit to distort Space and time ?

I call it "Einstein space time distortion limit !"
 According to GR, all mass distorts spacetime. It is only a question of how much it distorts. There is no "limit".

 Quote by espen180 According to GR, all mass distorts spacetime. It is only a question of how much it distorts. There is no "limit".
a particle would distort too ??

## What is the minimum mass required to distort space and time ?

Yes, but something like an electron makes such little distortion that it is negligable.

In spherical coordinates, the radial component of the spacetime metric for a point mass is $$\frac{1}{1-\frac{2GM}{c^2r}}$$ where $$G=6.673(10)\cdot 10^{-11} m^{3} kg^{-1} s^{-2}$$ is the gravitational constant, $$c=2.99792458\cdot 10^{8}m\, s^{-1}$$ is the speed of light in vacuum, $$M$$ is the mass of the particle and $$r$$ is the distance from the particle. You can see that unless the mass is huge og you are close to the schwartzschild radius of the paricle, there really is no significant curvature.
 If I recall correctly, the r in the Schwarzschild equation is the radius of the particle. Or am misremembering things? Otherwise, solid explanation.
 The r in the Scwartzschild equation is definately not the radius of the particle. The equation is only valid outside the mass, and if the radius is smaller then the Scwartzschild radius, the equation only holds outside the Scwartzschild radius. There are other coordinates which describe the interior of the black hole, and all of them (as far as I know) break down at the center (r=0).
 Ack, you're most definitely correct. Sorry, carry on :)
 Recognitions: Science Advisor Another way of thinking about it is that Einstein's bending of spacetime geometry is simply a different way of thinking about what we have classically thought of as the gravitational force. If you were to ask what is the smallest particle which interacts gravitationally, the answer would surely be "no matter how small the mass, all massive particles interact gravitationally."

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 Quote by Nabeshin If you were to ask what is the smallest particle which interacts gravitationally, the answer would surely be "no matter how small the mass, all massive particles interact gravitationally."
But there is a difference between "interacting with gravity (passive)" and "producing a gravitational field (active)". Laboratory experiments have demonstrated that leptons have passive gravitational mass. But there is no conclusive experimental evidence to show that leptons produce a gravitational field (bend space time). This is an assumption based on theory.

 Quote by TurtleMeister But there is a difference between "interacting with gravity (passive)" and "producing a gravitational field (active)". Laboratory experiments have demonstrated that leptons have passive gravitational mass. But there is no conclusive experimental evidence to show that leptons produce a gravitational field (bend space time). This is an assumption based on theory.
If we are talking about single leptons, I think a theory of quantum gravity is neccesary. Quantum effects would certainly be a factor in measurements of the gravitational attraction between single leptons.

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