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When Enstein developed tensor analysis because all the other math fell apart, there was another type of math that was developed to measure the curvature of space. What is it? How does it work?
misskitty said:When Enstein developed tensor analysis because all the other math fell apart, there was another type of math that was developed to measure the curvature of space. What is it? How does it work?
Chronos said:Particle physicists have violent tendencies - they are the academic equivalent of NASCAR fans. They have a reputation for being especially fond of head on collisions between objects traveling in opposite directions at nearly the speed of light.
misskitty said:I guess I ahve it twice as bad then. I like particle and the physics involved and I'm a NASCAR fan.
Why launch the particle at gold specifically?
Tensor analysis is a branch of mathematics that deals with the properties and operations of tensors, which are mathematical objects that describe the relationships between different coordinate systems. In the context of space exploration, tensor analysis is used to understand the curvature of space and its effects on the movement of objects.
Tensor analysis allows us to describe and quantify the curvature of space by using mathematical equations to represent the relationships between different points in space. This helps us to understand how space is distorted by the presence of massive objects, such as planets and stars.
One example is the use of tensors in Einstein's theory of general relativity, which describes how the curvature of space is related to the distribution of matter and energy. The famous equation E=mc² is a result of this theory, and it explains the relationship between mass and energy in the context of gravitational fields.
Tensor analysis is used in the design and navigation of spacecraft, as it allows us to account for the effects of gravity and the curvature of space on their trajectories. It is also used in studying the effects of black holes and other massive objects on the fabric of space.
Tensor analysis can be a challenging concept to grasp, as it involves advanced mathematical concepts and equations. However, with a strong foundation in mathematics and physics, it can be understood and applied to explore the curvature of space. It is a complex yet fascinating area of study that continues to advance our understanding of the universe.