Elastic Nature of Space-Time

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Elastic Nature of Space-Time

Post by acap » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:45 pm

Space-Time behaves like an elastic material in the presence of mass because it bends in the presence of mass and returns back to normal flat shape when the mass is removed.

We can hence determine the Modulus of Elasticity and other engineering parameters of space-time and predict its behaviour. Mass is analogous to Pressure and space-time is analogous to elastic material. Blackholes are formed when the space-time breaks due to excessive mass (= pressure in normal materials).
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Re: Elastic Nature of Space-Time

Post by acap » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:56 pm

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Re: Elastic Nature of Space-Time

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:54 pm

acap wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:45 pm
Space-Time behaves like an elastic material in the presence of mass because it bends in the presence of mass and returns back to normal flat shape when the mass is removed.

We can hence determine the Modulus of Elasticity and other engineering parameters of space-time and predict its behaviour. Mass is analogous to Pressure and space-time is analogous to elastic material. Blackholes are formed when the space-time breaks due to excessive mass (= pressure in normal materials).
http://physics.princeton.edu/~mcdonald/ ... ffness.pdf
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Re: Elastic Nature of Space-Time

Post by acap » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:19 pm

Thanks for the information.