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Gravity is not a force (in relativity)


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On 10/17/2020 at 11:30 AM, Fuego said:

I hadn't heard this previously, though the last physics I had was in high-school. It's almost backwards from Newtonian physics, but really just different.

I think he is saying that mass warps space/time and that accounts for why we experience gravity as an apparent force. Still trying to wrap my mind around a new concept and not grasping it well.

 

Gravity is not a force

 

'A force is a force, of course of course...' 

 

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Except in this case???

 

 

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Wilbur, you don't appreciate the gravity of this situation... 🙂

 

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On 10/17/2020 at 4:30 PM, Fuego said:

I hadn't heard this previously, though the last physics I had was in high-school. It's almost backwards from Newtonian physics, but really just different.

I think he is saying that mass warps space/time and that accounts for why we experience gravity as an apparent force. Still trying to wrap my mind around a new concept and not grasping it well.

 

Gravity is not a force

 

Hi Fuego!  :)

 

 

So was my initial post of any help to you?

 

 

Walter.

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Yes, thank you! I should say it has helped a bit. Coming from a strong Newtonian view of reality, I haven't yet given a lot of thought to this other way of thinking. In the limited physics classes I had, this was never part of the concepts given to us. So it will take some pondering.

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