geordief Posted July 27, 2019 Share Posted July 27, 2019 Is there a physical explanation for this relationship that exists apart from the geometrical explanations? I think Einstein was at first unhappy with this geometrical representation but (I think) he came to accept it. I have heard that c is only coincidentally the same speed as light and ,apparently the nature of spacetime itself is more fundamentally important ,and presumably this nature requires c . I have also heard c described as a "conversion factor" between space and time. So how does c convert space into time? Or is this just a conversion factor in the sense of a mathematical conversion.? Does any spatial measurement also require a measurement of time and vice versa? Would that be a correct and useful description of the nature of spacetime ? Would it be just as correct to describe spacetime as"distance-time"? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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