by Henry C. Warren, Jr.
IF SPATIAL GRADIENTS SURROUND MASSES AS SIR ARTHUR EDDINGTON ASSERTED IN HIS EXPLANATION OF GENERAL RELATIVITY AND IF RECENT CALCULATIONS SHOWING THAT BOSE - EINSTEIN CONDENSATES, FREE QUARKS IN COLLIDER EXPERIMENTS, AND SPACE IN THE VICINITY OF EVENT HORIZONS OF BLACK HOLES BEHAVE AS LIQUIDS ARE TRUE, THEN IT IS LIKELY THAT GRAVITATION CAUSES SPACE TO BOTH FORM GRADIENTS AND FLOW. THE COMBINED PROCESSES ARE DESCRIBABLE USING RIEMANNIAN MATH.
Dark shades represent higher density and light shades lower density. Arrows represent spatial flow resulting from the gradient.
Notice spatial flow speed speeds up as the mass is approached. Careful examination reveals the gradient itself is dynamic.
Both processes bend light.
An example of the above dynamics in nature would be a low pressure weather system. The speed of winds distal from the center are faster than the less dense winds at the center.
Because of time delays, acceleration of either a mass (Case 1) or its field (Case 2) causes displacement between a mass and the field it generates.
The result is that a mass experiences a portion of its own field creating inertia. Gravitation and inertia mass are tied to the same field, so both types of mass are the equivalent.