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ActionReaction: Instantaneous VS Gradual
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Dec 3, 2012 3:19 AM




Re: ActionReaction: Instantaneous VS Gradual
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Dec 2, 2012 7:08 PM


On 12/2/12 5:48 PM, jdawe wrote: > The fastest way to travel between two points in space is via a > straight line.
In mathematics, particularly differential geometry, a geodesic is a generalization of the notion of a "straight line" to "curved spaces" and represents the shortest distance.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geodesic
From an inertial reference frame c represents the fastest propagation speed with material objects always with velocity less than c.



