Time and Space

Time and Space

This paper was published in the anthology of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (ISPE), entitled Thinking on the Edge (Agamemnon Press 1993). It was approved for publication by the physics consultant for the book, Professor Kip S Thorne (Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology). Below is the 1988 preprint version of the paper.

I  Contents and Introduction

II  The Meaning of Time and Space (Part I)

II  The Meaning of Time and Space (Part II)

III  The Lorentz Transformation Equations (Part I)

III  The Lorentz Transformation Equations (Part II)

IV  Acceleration and the Effects of Changing Inertial Reference Frames (Part I)

IV  Acceleration and the Effects of Changing Inertial Reference Frames (Part II)

V  The Twin Paradox

VI  Conclusion

[The scientific and philosophical implications of this paper is further discussed here: Why Relativity Exists (note that this paper is written for the general reader, who may not have a background in physics or mathematics). See also: Relativity Proves that Time and Space are Empty of Inherent Existence and A Direct Experiential Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.]


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