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    Neophyte Question about Spacetime

    Thanks for the link. In the answer posted there, the writer calls it the "instantaneous field." What is meant by that?
  2. Strange design

    Neophyte Question about Spacetime

    Thanks for taking the time to explain that. I thought what he was articulating was that because the field is propagating at the speed of light, the time dilation would mean that from the "field's frame of reference" it would arrive instantaneously. I realize that you can't take the frame of...
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    Neophyte Question about Spacetime

    Well, what I wrote was my paraphrasing of what I interpreted that my professor was saying in lecture. He was posing how relativity explained the "action at a distance," of the gravitational and electrostatic forces. I may have misinterpreted what he said. I certainly didn't mean to suggest...
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    Neophyte Question about Spacetime

    Is it correct to say that two arbitrary charged particles in space have a spacetime separation of zero? And if so, is this the explanation for how the electrostatic force between them acts instantaneously across any 3 dimensional distance. (By "instantaneously" I mean that the force would...
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