Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Absolute Space and Moving Co-ordinates.

  1. Oct 15, 2011 #1
    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.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 15, 2011 #2

    Vanadium 50

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor

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

    I didn't understand any of that.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Absolute Space and Moving Co-ordinates.
Loading...