Demystification of the Spacetime Model of Relativity
Year: 2011 Pages: 10
Keywords: Relativity, Coordinate system, Spacetime continuum, Geodesics, Metric, Manifold
The geometrical interpretation of gravitation in general theory of relativity imparts certain mystical properties to the spacetime continuum. The mystic connotations associated with this spacetime model may be attributed to the fallacious depiction of spacetime as a physical entity. This paper proves that the spacetime continuum in general relativity is a simple mathematical model and not a physical entity.