Register to reply 
Is spacetime really bending? 
Share this thread: 
#19
Dec211, 04:25 AM

P: 3,914

http://www.physics.ucla.edu/demoweb/...spacetime.html http://www.relativitet.se/spacetime1.html 


#20
Dec211, 04:47 AM

P: 65

Obviously there's some conflict between everyday usages of these words and their mathematical definitions. I agree with the OP about people living on a sheet of paper not being able to tell if it had been rolled or not.
This caught me eye though: So it seems like the curvature would produce results suggesting the distance between the points really had shrunk, even though maybe at first glance no "space" had evaporated? 


Register to reply 
Related Discussions  
Spacetime bending  Special & General Relativity  13  
Bending stress + bending moment  Introductory Physics Homework  1  
Embedding curved spacetime in higherd flat spacetime  Special & General Relativity  9  
Q about the spacetime bending  Special & General Relativity  3  
Why Minkowski spacetime and not Euclidean spacetime?  Special & General Relativity  10 