Absolute Space and Moving Co-ordinates.

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Galilean space-time renounces that use of co-ordinate systems such as x3 and t1 because comparing two space-time co-ordinates such as x3=1,2,3, t1=1 and x3=1,2,3,t1=10 says you are looking at the same point in space 9 seconds apart. This is thought to be naive. But in special relativity, time is relative. And because there is no absolute space, would the notion of relative/personal space exist? As in, a moving co-ordinate system has its own space despite its motion.
 

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Galilean space-time renounces that use of co-ordinate systems such as x3 and t1 because comparing two space-time co-ordinates such as x3=1,2,3, t1=1 and x3=1,2,3,t1=10 says you are looking at the same point in space 9 seconds apart.

No it doesn't. There is no trouble labeling coordinates that way in Newtonian mechanics.

This is thought to be naive. But in special relativity, time is relative. And because there is no absolute space, would the notion of relative/personal space exist? As in, a moving co-ordinate system has its own space despite its motion.

I didn't understand any of that.
 

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