What Is Space–Time?

  • Itzhak Bars
  • John Terning
Part of the Multiversal Journeys book series (MVJ)


Time has been discussed in philosophy, metaphysics, and physics. It continues to be a confusing notion to many people, especially because of a lack of understanding of Einstein’s relativity theories, which are often misinterpreted and confused with the subjectivity of observers or even their psychological states. It has even been questioned by some whether “time” exists, that it may be only an illusion created by our minds.


Gauge Symmetry Gravitational Force Static Observer Time Perspective Vertical Side 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Southern California, College of Letters, Arts & SciencesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department PhysicsUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA

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