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Calculate how mass creates a curvature in relativity

  1. Jun 16, 2008 #1
    Does exist a system to calculate how mass creates a curvature in relativity, and how it creates redshift?
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  3. Jun 16, 2008 #2


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    I presume that, since you talk about "curvature in relativity", you are aware of the Einstein Curvature Tensor. One uses the mass distribution to calculate the mass-energy tensor, from that derives the metric tensor, then the Curvature tensor from the metric tensor.

    (I'm not claiming any one of those steps is an easy calculation!)
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