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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