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Hey, I was playing around with Gamma and plotted it as shown in the attachments. I noticed that the area swept out was similar to phi (in spherical coordinates.) So I started wondering if this could have any really relevance. So I looked at it more closely and was able to find length contraction and time dilation. I also noticed that if I were to move the axis to the second frame I would again get the correct dilation/contractions, but this did not sit well with me because each was plotted on different lines, what should be a D space(t,r,theta,phi). So after thinking about this a bit more I came to the conclusion that space must be D (t,r,theta,phi,gamma) but we can only perceive D (t,r,theta,phi), much like watching TV, 4 dimensions(t,x,y,z) are captured but only 3(t,x,y) are shown on the TV.
So my question is this.. Knowing that I am surly not the first to notice this, what is the name for this theory, and does it have any "problems?" I hope not because looking at relativity this way is finally making relativity click for me.
So my question is this.. Knowing that I am surly not the first to notice this, what is the name for this theory, and does it have any "problems?" I hope not because looking at relativity this way is finally making relativity click for me.
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