One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science - Chapter V: Relativity of Space and Time Summary & Analysis

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Chapter V: Relativity of Space and Time Summary and Analysis

Turning Space into Time and Vice Versa

Space distances and time intervals between two separate events must be imagined as projections on the space-time axis. The rotation of the four-dimensional axis-cross may result in at least the partial transformation of distances into durations and vice versa. The separations in space and time can be reflected when two fixed events are projected on the space-time axis. Common sense or conventional wisdom says that in order to plot the space and time of an event observed from a moving object, the time axis must be adjusted according to the object's speed but the space axis must remain untouched. However, that theory is contradicted by newer theories that demands that the time axis remains perpendicular to the three spaces axes no matter...

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