# Effect of cosmological constant on time

The cosmological constant is introduced in Einstein equations in the form : $G_{\mu\nu} = T_{\mu\nu} + \Lambda g_{\mu\nu}$, as I understand it, shouldn't the term $\Lambda g_{\mu\nu}$ have effects on time and not just space (causing expansion)?

• Are you asking if it makes time expand? – HDE 226868 Dec 13 '14 at 22:14
• For instance, yes. – yau Dec 13 '14 at 22:19
• You say, "for instance" to the above question, does this mean to imply that you have other effects of $\Lambda$ in mind? If so, please add them to the question. – Kyle Kanos Dec 14 '14 at 3:29
• No i don't have others effects in mind, but i'm not sure that expansion would be the only one. – yau Dec 14 '14 at 15:01