Using Embedding Theorems to Account for the Extreme Properties of Traversable Wormholes
Embedding theorems, which have a long history in the general theory of relativity, are used in this paper to
account for two of the more troubling aspects of Morris-Thorne wormholes, (1) the origin of exotic matter
and the amount needed to sustain a wormhole, and (2) the enormous radial tension that is characteristic of
wormholes with moderately-sized throats. Attributing the latter to exotic matter ignores the fact that exotic
matter was introduced for a completely different reason and is usually present in only small quantities.
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