# Ontology of space/time

## Is there a concept of time in space?

Time: The fourth dimension of the universe

Einstein, however, introduced the concept of time as the fourth dimension, which meant that space and time were inextricably linked. His general theory of relativity suggests that space-time expands and contracts depending on the momentum and mass of nearby matter.

## What is the space-time continuum theory?

The space-time continuum consists of four dimensions: the three dimensions of space (length, width, and height…or up/down, left/right, and forward/backward, depending upon how you wish to think of them) plus the fourth dimension of time.

## What did Einstein say about space-time?

Essentially, Einstein thought space and time were intertwined in an infinite “fabric,” like an outstretched blanket. A massive object such as the Sun bends the spacetime blanket with its gravity, such that light no longer travels in a straight line as it passes by the Sun.

## What is Relationism about spacetime?

Crudely, relationism is the metaphysical doctrine that space and time are not material entities existing independently of physical objects. Space and time emerge, according to this view, as a complex of relations among things and their changes.

## How long is 1 hour in space?

One hour on Earth is 0.0026 seconds in space.

Thus, upon calculation we find that one hour on Earth is equivalent to seven years in space. Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity stands as a explanation to this calculation.

## How long is 1 second in space?

The light-second is a unit of length useful in astronomy, telecommunications and relativistic physics. It is defined as the distance that light travels in free space in one second, and is equal to exactly 299,792,458 metres (983,571,056 ft).

## What is dummy time?

Time is the progression of events from the past into the future. Time moves only in one direction. It’s possible to move forward in time, but not backward. Scientists believe memory formation is the basis for human perception of time.

## Can you have space without time?

No it is not possible to have space and matter without time. Space only has meaning within time. The reason why space is around us is because it takes a finite amount of time for light to reach each unique point in space from us and vice versa. Space is formed through time and only exists within the context of time.

## Can you break the space/time continuum?

It’s quite hard to break it when it doesn’t really work in the way that science-fiction teaches us. It’s not really a “fabric” that can be ripped or torn, though it does get stretched and warped by objects of different masses. The more mass an object has, the more it bends spacetime, which is what creates gravity.

## Did Einstein believe in absolute space?

Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity, published in 1905, abandoned the concept of absolute space. In absolute space, any two observers would always measure the same stretch of space as having the same length.

## What is Newtonian space?

Isaac Newton founded classical mechanics on the view that space is distinct from body and that time passes uniformly without regard to whether anything happens in the world.

## What is the subject of ontology?

Ontology is the branch of philosophy that studies concepts such as existence, being, becoming, and reality. It includes the questions of how entities are grouped into basic categories and which of these entities exist on the most fundamental level.

## Who is father of ontology?

The term is generally credited to the great Ionian mathematician, scientist, and religious mystic Pythagoras who lived circa 570 BCE. Parmenides, circa 500 BCE, is given credit for the first discussions on the ontological categorization of existence (though the dates are not entirely agreed upon).

## What is an ontological question?

When we ask deep questions about “what is the nature of the universe?” or “Is there a god?” or “What happens to us when we die?” or “What principles govern the properties of matter?” we are asking inherently ontological questions.

## What is an ontology example?

An example of ontology is when a physicist establishes different categories to divide existing things into in order to better understand those things and how they fit together in the broader world.

## What is ontology in simple words?

In brief, ontology, as a branch of philosophy, is the science of what is, of the kinds and structures of objects. In simple terms, ontology seeks the classification and explanation of entities. Ontology is about the object of inquiry, what you set to examine.