8. Life in Elastic Space-Time

  1. Tim Maudlin

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396973.ch8

Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics, Third Edition

Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Maudlin, T. (2011) Life in Elastic Space-Time, in Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396973.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331264

Online ISBN: 9781444396973

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Keywords:

  • life in elastic space-time;
  • General Theory of Relativity (GTR), physical space-time - and no Minkowski structure;
  • GTR, relativistic theory of gravitation;
  • Newtonian gravitational forces - instantaneous distribution of matter in universe;
  • non-Euclidean geometry - and geometry of Euclidean space;
  • non-Euclidean geometry - intrinsic geometry of sphere;
  • Euclidean geometry, single case - geometry of spaces, no intrinsic curvature;
  • superluminal constraints and GTR - transition to GTR, straightforward;
  • Lorentz invariance and GTR - laws or quantities, remaining unchanged;
  • quantum theories in non-Minkowski space-times - relativizing physical states to flat space-like hyperplanes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Non-Euclidean Geometry

  • The General Theory

  • Superluminal Constraints and the GTR

  • Lorentz Invariance and the GTR

  • Quantum Theories in Non-Minkowski Space-times

  • The GTR to the Rescue?