Ex-News JunkieA shot in the darkWed Aug 2, 2017 5:41pm2001:1970:5c22:6100:5b2:2c04:1d07:899eWhat if space-time is in polar coordinates instead:

- angle a

- angle b

- radius R (a single spatial distance between any two particles)

plus time t (a scalar time dimension that gives us relative movement).

Directly observable geolocation emerges from a,b,R and movement from t; while other effects emerge from the 5th dimension which would also be either a polar angle c.

That is, there would be three angular, one spatial, and one temporal dimension.

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