Volume 18: Pages 362-379, 2005
Absolute Space‐Time Is Inherent to Dynamics
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Ever since Greek Antiquity, it has been debated whether physical motion is relational or absolute. In the absence of any clear resolution, all discourses on the subject have been confined to qualitative philosophical arguments. This article demonstrates mathematically that the laws of dynamics imply that motion is absolute. In addition, this article elucidates Newton's bucket phenomenon.
Keywords: complementarity, measurement problem, quantum mechanics, macro‐ and micro‐worlds, physical reality, reduction of the wave‐packet, nonlocality, reductionism, mechanism, environmental issue
Received: July 28, 2004; Published online: December 15, 2008