Do electric charges and magnets distort space, in the way that a source of gravity does?
Charles Torre, professor of physics at Utah State University and a researcher in gravitational and mathematical physics, provides this answer:
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Electric charges and magnets do indeed "distort space," but this happens on a couple of levels.
First, a word of background. According to the current best theory of gravitation, which is contained in Albert Einstein's famous general theory of relativity, a gravitational field represents a curvature of space-time, rather than a distortion of it. Anything that carries energy, momentum and stresses is a source of a gravitational field, that is, a curvature of space-time. Click Here to Read More......
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