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Mass as the Fifth Dimension of the Universe

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Newton considered three-dimensional universe endowed with flat space Euclidean geometry, and treated the time as an outside parameter and established his dynamics of the universe. Einstein along with space, considered time, and generated a four-dimensional universe endowed with non-Euclidean curved space-time geometry with time as its fourth dimension, and set up his field equations. Schwarzschild solved Einstein’s field equations around a star in space, which is, otherwise, flat, and obtained a solution. We, along with space and time, considered mass which also included energy according to Einstein’s mass-energy equivalence relation: E = mc2, and generated a five-dimensional universe with the mass as its fifth dimension, and solved the Einstein’s field equations, in some simple cases, and obtained solutions around a star in space, which is otherwise, flat.

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B. Nikouravan and J. Rawal, "Mass as the Fifth Dimension of the Universe," International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 257-259. doi: 10.4236/ijaa.2013.33030.


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