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Question on Einstein's Equation

  1. Oct 30, 2006 #1
    Sorry this may seem like a stupid question but how is it possible to show by using Einstein's field equation that the geometry around the Earth or any other planets is a chute or basically why the presence of gravity is due to the fact that the spacetime curvature is warped around a large mass/energy ? :blushing:
     

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  3. Oct 30, 2006 #2
    timmy,

    Your attached picture doesn't show the Einstein's equations.
    Droping the indices, in tensor notations, the Einstein's equations read (click for a link on wiki):

    G = 8*pi*T

    On the right-hand side is the stress-energy tensor that accounts for energy and momentum. Therefore, the Einstein's equation above relates the space curvature (R) to the energy and monentum (T).

    Michel
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2006
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