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Space-time disturbance

  1. Sep 27, 2008 #1
    what is space-time disturbance..can anyone explain it to me.
     
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  3. Sep 27, 2008 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    Where did you see that phrase? I don't recall ever having seen "space-time disturbance" but I, off the top of my head, I would think it would be something that would cause space-time not to be flat: pretty much any non-zero mass-energy.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2008 #3
    i have found this line from a article ,"Gravitational waves are a disturbance in the curvature of space-time caused by the motions of matter and they propagate as a wave, traveling outward from a moving object or system of objects." and now i want to know how this disturbance occurs, in details.
     
  5. Sep 27, 2008 #4

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    From LIGO's site:
    http://www.ligo-la.caltech.edu/contents/overviewsci.htm

    And Sean Caroll's notes, Chapter 6:
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9712019
     
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