Metrics in Physics - An Unexplored Resource?
We could probably do a lot in Physics by simply "tweeking" the metric.
For example: Special Relativity uses the familiar metric x^2+y^2+z^2-t^2. But this is just one in an infinite family of metrics.. x^q+y^q+z^q-t^q where q=1,2,3,4,... And there are many other metrics.
Even General Relativity, THE metric theory, modifies the metric using coefficients but still retains q=2 and never even considers changing that!
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