# Proper time in higher dimensional gravity.

1. Mar 3, 2014

### center o bass

In GR one of the fundamental postulates is that $-ds^2 = - g_{\mu \nu} dx^\mu dx^\nu$ is interpreted as a the time on the clock of an observer of constant spatial coordinates; a comoving observer. How does this translate to higher dimensional theories of gravity? There one has a higher dimensional metric $d\sigma^2 = G_{ab} dx^a dx^b$ which has $-ds^2$ contained within it. Do we still interpret $d\sigma^2$ as a the clock of a comoving observer?

2. Mar 3, 2014

### dauto

Sure

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