Compact support for a metric of a manifold is often required to preform integration on the manifold. However, why is it required? Can one preform integration on a manifold without compact support? We will explore those questions here!

# Category Archives: General Relativity

# Why Massive Particles are Slow and Lazy

Here we’re going to discuss the equations of motion for a charged particle in a curved spacetime with an electromagnetic tensor, $F_{ab}$, show why massive particles have a contracted $4-$velocity, $u^a$, that is constant along a charged-particle path, and why massive particles move slower than the speed of light.