LIGHT SPHERE (BASED ON THE LIGHT CONE) Published in Abstract
Using the Minkowski flat space metric (timelike configuration) and the equation for the spacetime point
for a light cone type of visualization in which (S = 0) the equation becomes
which becomes the sphere with radius cdt
using the Minkowski metric for positive flat space the dx, dy, dz coordinates are based on a center (0,0,0) time t after an electromagnetic event at (0,0,0) the SPACETIME coordinate becomes (0,0,0,t) In order to generate an easy to visualize image I suggest a (LIGHT) sphere surface radiating from the Event location at the velocity c (speed of light in a vacuum). Note that AB must be reversed to conform with the original metric This demonstrates that the time function is zero at the surface of the sphere and has a positive value at the electromagnetic event location This figure shows that the spacetime inside the sphere represents the PAST, the surface represents the PRESENT (t=0), and the FUTURE is the space outside the light sphere. The surface of the light sphere represents the cone center (t=0) for the light cone (where the past and the future cones meet).
Information about this Article Published on Thursday 26th October, 2006 at 01:26:57.
added 26th October, 2006 at 15:40:49 This is the first of a series of articles explaining the possible use of the “Light Sphere” LS as a direct relatioship between the “Time Line” and the “Light Cone” LC |

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