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Topic: closed universe, flat space?
Replies: 48   Last Post: May 5, 2013 2:45 PM

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 Brian Q. Hutchings Posts: 6,427 Registered: 12/6/04
curved space and/or curved time (time is the "real, scalar" part of
vector mechanics -- like a God-am clock

Posted: Apr 27, 2013 2:08 PM

time is simply not a dimension,
no matter some diagrammatic representation;
it is awareness *of* dimensionality; if
one has no awareness of universe, one cannot do any
of the God-am *mathematica* (any
of the four subjects, or quadrivium, including
Gauss's "queen of the sciences").

how can Kooby Doo not have any hypothesis,
but a bunch of allegedly corrective math --
what is the hypothesis, KD?

spacetime is nothing but quaternions,
as shown by Einstien's assistant, Lanczos,
in _Variational Mechanics_ from Dover,
a vast treatise on configuration spaces.

> "Spacetime tells matter how to move;
> matter tells spacetime how to curve" -JAW

> Ether isn't needed in General relativity . It's a deterministic theory
> where you have no arrow of time apart from the expansion of the
> universe. Like a 3d holographic movie. It doesn't matter how you play
> it or view it . An object moving at constant velocity can consider
> itself at rest . Whether or not any notion of 'absolute space' of
> 'absolute time' will be needed in a unified theory is beyond the scope
> of this discussion .

> Here's the metric for a 3-sphere . Add an additional time dimension
> (an extra row and column in the metric tensor with -1 in the corner
> and zero in the other entries ) and you're ready to calculate
> trajectories.