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Posted by Alexander on October 10, 2001 04:40:41 UTC

Alex, are you saying that time is not a dimension? If that’s what you’re saying, then you pretty much disagree with every theoretical physicist that I know of!
The only explanation that I can think of is that there are 2 different concepts being discussed here. You are talking about ‘dimensions’ in a ‘standard’ sense-- like cartesian coordinates (within this context you’re absolutely correct), but the standard formalism on ‘dimensions’ has changed (long ago) with relativity... the vocabulary has changed to include time as a ‘dimension’ that is JUST as valid as a space dimension (in fact they’re interchangeable!) in describing the position of an object in our four dimensional space-time. (3 space and 1 time dimension).

I’m sure all this hoopla is just a ‘vocabulary thing’ rather than a conceptual one.
Macula


Please, show math saying that "...time dimension is JUST as valid as a space dimension".

I do not think it is a challenge for you as a doctor to master such math. Othervise I assume that your doctorate in physics is "just hoopla" and you concept of "time dimension" came JUST from reading popular literature or Hawkins and Greene.

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