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Time Is An Imaginary Math Coordinate

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on November 16, 2001 15:28:02 UTC

in General Relativity. So it is not a product of the imagination, but rather requires complex arithemetic, as in complex variable theory. Is there an accepted interpretation of what this means. It is not an ordinary dimension.

In complex variable GR, the space dimensions are real in the math sense, and the time dimension is imaginary. What that seems to mean is that we can see the 3 space dimensions, but the imaginary dimension is invisible to us. Is it like a virtual particle?

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