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The three dimensions of space and the dimension of time come together under the general theory of relativity to create space-time. Events take place on a point in space-time.

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*A Brief History of Time*LitChart as a printable PDF.## Space-time Term Timeline in *A Brief History of Time*

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*A Brief History of Time*. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.Chapter 2

**space-time**diagram, can be used by different observers moving at different speeds, and no measurement is...

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**space-time**.

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**space-time**, there is no distinction between space and time coordinates, like there's no difference between space...

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**Space-time**diagrams can show time increasing on one axis, and one dimension of space on the...

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**space-time**is not flat. It is curved according to the mass and energy distributed across it....

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**space-time**, but seem to take curved routes in three-dimensional space. For example, an airplane flying straight...

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**space-time**so that although the earth travels straight in four-dimensional

**space-time**, it looks like it follows...

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**space-time**in turn affects the movement of those forces and objects. Just as space and time...

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Chapter 6

**space-time**. Finally, the light is pulled so strongly, it cannot escape. As light moves faster than...

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**space-time**curvature at the center of a black hole. This is similar to the beginning of...

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**space-time**. These waves carry energy away from the object producing them. Slowly, these objects lose energy...

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Chapter 8

**space-time**began as a singularity in the big bang, and ends in the potential big crunch...

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**space-time**boundary.

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**space-time**(so-called after Euclid, the Ancient Greek who founded two-dimensional geometric studies) is four-dimensional, but really...

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**space-time**. Applying the sum over histories to Einstein’s ideas on gravity, the history of a particle...

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**space-time**and its contents. Again, the anthropic principle can explain why one history is right rather...

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**space-time**has a closed surface with no boundary seems to eliminate the role of God. People...

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Chapter 10

**space-time**in 1949 under general relativity. He said the whole universe was rotating in the direction...

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**space-times**allowed by the rules of general relativity do allow for time travel, and fit what...

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**space-time**, the universe was so distorted in the beginning that travel into the past was allowed....

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**space-time**could be warped to allow a shortcut, allowing a wormhole between two regions; this would...

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**space-time**could be warped.

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**space-time**must be consistent according to the laws of physics. This means you would only travel...

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**space-time**’s past.

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**space-time**is warped enough to allow time travel, virtual particles moving in closed loops become real...

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Chapter 11

**space-time**into an infinitely small size.

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**space-time**. Strings occupy lines in

**space-time**at any one point. This gives it a two-dimensional history...

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**space-times**with the four flat dimensions we are used to. String theory allows some regions of...

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**space-time**from various configurations. They also found p-branes, which take up two or more dimensions in...

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