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Grasshopper

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- A few sources I've seen have argued this. I would like to hear the thoughts of physicists

Before I attempt to delve into the math of tensors and curved spacetime, I'm hoping to get a more general intuitive grasp of things. As such, I'm parsing through a lot of lower level articles on these topics, and several that I've come across have argued that Newtonian gravity can be thought of as a theory of curved time (as opposed to the curved spacetime of general relativity).

(1) Is there any validity to thinking of Newtonian gravity this way?

(2) If so, could you elaborate why it is so?

Thanks as always.

A couple of sources where I've seen this claim in:

http://einsteinrelativelyeasy.com/index.php/dictionary/102-Newtonian-limit

http://www.gravityfromthegroundup.org/pdf/timecurves.pdf

I wrote this as undergrad, but I'm okay with any level of math as long as it's explained. I know this is general relativity, so I'd expect to see some EFEs.

(1) Is there any validity to thinking of Newtonian gravity this way?

(2) If so, could you elaborate why it is so?

Thanks as always.

A couple of sources where I've seen this claim in:

http://einsteinrelativelyeasy.com/index.php/dictionary/102-Newtonian-limit

http://www.gravityfromthegroundup.org/pdf/timecurves.pdf

I wrote this as undergrad, but I'm okay with any level of math as long as it's explained. I know this is general relativity, so I'd expect to see some EFEs.