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Mass and Size of Dimension

  1. Feb 26, 2009 #1
    Earlier, I had a thought, and I have now been curious about the equation of this thought. Einstein's general relativity obviously states that objects curve and distort space. But the whole reason he came up with a cosmological constant was that he found that the curvature of all of the objects in space would essentially shrink the size of the universe. Is there a formula that represents this concept, and if so, what is it?
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2009 #2

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    [tex]\ddot V / V = -1/2(\rho+P_x+P_y+P_z)[/tex]
    See http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/einstein/einstein.html" [Broken].
     
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  4. Feb 27, 2009 #3
    What exactly do the variables and symbols in the equation stand for? I read the page you gave me, but I still don't fully understand it.

    Also, How does this relate to the apparent shrinking of the universe?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2009 #4

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    Just go on to http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/einstein/node3.html" [Broken] It should answer your questions better than I could.
     
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