Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Theoret Phys, Beijing 100080, Peoples R China
; CCAST, World Lab, Beijing 100080, Peoples R China
; Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
; Tsinghua Univ, Dept Phys, Beijing 100084, Peoples R China
; Beijing Normal Univ, Dept Phys, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
; Chinese Acad Sci, Interdisciplinary Ctr Theoret Studies, Beijing 100080, Peoples R China
We focus on the dynamical aspects on Newton-Hooke space-time NH+ mainly from the viewpoint of geometric contraction of the de Sitter spacetime with Beltrami metric. (The term spacetime is used to denote a space with non-degenerate metric, while the term space-time is used to denote a space with degenerate metric.) We first discuss the Newton-Hooke classical mechanics, especially the continuous medium mechanics, in this framework. Then, we establish a consistent theory of gravity on the Newton-Hooke space-time as a kind of Newton-Cartan-like theory, parallel to the Newton's gravity in the Galilei space-time. Finally, we give the Newton-Hooke invariant Schrodinger equation from the geometric contraction, where we can relate the conservative probability in some sense to the mass density in the Newton-Hooke continuous medium mechanics. Similar consideration may apply to the Newton-Hooke space-time NH- contracted from anti-de Sitter spacetime.