Demystification of the Spacetime Model of Relativity

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Scientific Paper
Title Demystification of the Spacetime Model of Relativity
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Author(s) Gurcharn S Sandhu
Keywords Relativity, Coordinate system, Spacetime continuum, Geodesics, Metric, Manifold
Published 2011
Journal Physics Essays
Volume 24
Number 1
No. of pages 10
Pages 85 - 94

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Abstract

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.