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Are Einsteins field equations too complicated?

  1. Apr 13, 2012 #1
    Or is my brain to small ?
    Personally i don't like the field equations, because they are complicated. Richard Feynmann would say to this, if you don't like it go to another universe where the laws of nature are much simpler. But then again on sub-atomic level symmetry was a good guide ... e.g. hellman ... can someone comment... E.g. field equations in a planair world, a spherical world , a cilindrical world ?
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  3. Apr 13, 2012 #2
    Physics doesn't care about being liked or not. It cares about being right.
  4. Apr 13, 2012 #3


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    And oddly, many people lead perfectly happy lives without understanding Einstein's field equations. Some of these people even have a Ph.D. in physics :wink:
  5. Apr 13, 2012 #4


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    Hey Alain De Vos.

    It might help you if you take a look at this:


    It's a brilliant exposition by John Baez and I recommend you read it.
  6. Apr 13, 2012 #5


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    Complicated compared to what?
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