Home » Interesting Questions » Space Time Curvature and the TRampoline analogy

Space Time Curvature and the TRampoline analogy

In the trampoline demonstration representing space-time and gravity, it is obviously the friction between the trampoline and the ball that determines the path of the ball. Friction is a physical interaction, so space-time has to physically interact with matter for this demonstration to be a plausible description of what is happening actually. My question is, what is or what causes that physical interaction or “friction” between space-time and matter when space-time is curved?? Thank you

Asked Jason Omahne

 

Answer:

The trampoline is just an analogy to understand the phenomenon. Gravity is like the depression of the trampoline causing a curvature in the space time continuum.

The curvature of spacetime around the source o...
The curvature of spacetime around the source of the gravitational force (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(You may ask further related doubts as comments to this post.)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hits so far @ AskPhysics

  • 2,274,296 hits

You may also be interested in

Subscribe to AskPhysics via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 4,341 other subscribers

September 2021
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

Learn Self Defence Techniques online

%d bloggers like this: