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Is spacetime really bending? 
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Dec211, 04:25 AM

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


#20
Dec211, 04:47 AM

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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? 


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