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  • n. Alternative spelling of world line.

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  • On the other hand, Dowe's answer is that the worldline of the moving shadow is the worldline of an object that does not possess charge, while the ˜worldline™ of the segments of shadowed plate segments is not the worldline of an object.

    Causal Processes

  • Does a physical object of light (photon) GAIN a 'worldline' when it collapses, that it didn't have as wave?

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • And the question "Where was the 'worldline' before it became 'real' (space? time? spacetime?) and what does it include?" is no more meaningful then "Where was the sound before I clapped my hands?"

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • Where was the 'worldline' before it became 'real' (space? time? spacetime?) and what does it include?

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • I view a novel much the way I view any time - or worldline.

    "The courage of the coward— greater than all others."

  • We can retain the general relativistic representation of physical space-time as a 4-dimensional manifold, equipped with a metric tensor of Lorentzian signature, but for each worldline & #947 representing a physical system with a mind supervening upon it, we can introduce a subjective time tensor.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The conformal factor & #937 blows up towards the end of the worldline of a mental system, providing such a system with an infinite lapse of subjective time, even though, to an external observer, a finite time lapses before the death of that system.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Let & #964 denote the proper time along the worldline; this is determined by the metric of the physical space-time, and a finite proper time will elapse along the worldline of any mortal.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Yes, the Captain was moving along a geodesic and you might say that geodesics are longest paths, but that would only be correct in the infinitesimal sense: any infinitesimally small deviation from Captain's geodesic worldline will reduce its length, so it's a local maximum.

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • Like in wave optics, it turns out that most of the paths cancel out and only those which are closest to the classical trajectory contribute significantly, hence a slightly blurred classical worldline.

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

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