curved space-time


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curved space-time

[¦kərvd ′spās ′tīm]
(relativity)
A four-dimensional Riemannian space, in which there are no straight lines but only curves, which is a generalization of the Minkowski universe in the general theory of relativity.
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Note that an important issue needs to be addressed, namely, to what extent the London equations hold in curved space-time. The above London equation is implicitly contained in the Schroodinger equation within the form of the canonical momentum.
As is mentioned before, the hyperbolic metamaterials demonstrates the curved space-time, including (1 + 2)-Minkowski spacetime, back hole, wormhole, and two-times physics [38-45].
We live in an expanding universe of curved space-time, and we really haven't found a visual metaphor that encapsulates the fundamental principles of this relativistic landscape.
However, because an orbiting gyroscope would be moving through curved space-time around the Earth, Einstein's theory predicts the gyroscope should precess, or tilt, slightly as it spins.
But today we understand that special relativity applies in any space-time that is flat (or nearly so) and general relativity is explicitly a theory of curved space-times (gravity).
Today the major physical predictions involving both gravity and quantum fields, in the framework of quantum field theory in curved space-times, are black hole radiation and particle production in an expanding Universe.