Space FAQs:


Q: Is space the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction?

A: Yes.

Q: Is space a term used in geography to refer to a hypothetical space characterized by complete homogeneity?

A: Yes.

Q: Is space perceived in the middle of the 19th century?

A: Yes.

Q: Is space concerned with how recognition of an object's physical appearance or its interactions are perceived?

A: Yes, and see, for example, visual space.

Q: Is space conceived as curved?

A: Yes, and rather than flat.

Q: Are spaces defined as sets with some added structure?

A: Yes.

Q: Is space not restricted to land?

A: Yes.

Q: Is space curved?

A: Yes.

Q: Was space an idealised abstraction from the relations between individual entities or their possible locations and therefore could not be continuous but must be discrete?

A: Yes.

Q: Is space viewed as embedded in four-dimensional spacetime, called Minkowski space?

A: Yes, The idea behind space-time is that time is hyperbolic-orthogonal to each of the three spatial dimensions.

Q: Was space absolute—in the sense that it existed permanently and independently of whether there was any matter in the space?

A: Yes.

Q: Is space synthetic?

A: Yes, and in that statements about space are not simply true by virtue of the meaning of the words in the statement.

Q: Is space one of the few fundamental quantities in physics?

A: Yes, and meaning that it cannot be defined via other quantities because nothing more fundamental is known at the present.

Q: Is space often considered as land, and can have a relation to ownership usage?

A: Yes, While some cultures assert the rights of the individual in terms of ownership, other cultures will identify with a communal approach to land ownership, while still other cultures such as Australian Aboriginals, rather than asserting ownership rights to land, invert the relationship and consider that they are in fact owned by the land.

Q: Was space in fact a collection of relations between objects?

A: Yes, and given by their distance and direction from one another.

Q: Was space created in the Big Bang?

A: Yes, and 13.

Q: Is space Euclidean or not?

A: Yes.

Q: Is space considered to be of fundamental importance to an understanding of the physical universe?

A: Yes.

Q: Is space viewed as independent dimensions?

A: Yes.

Q: Was space a matter of convention?

A: Yes.

Q: Is space a term used to define areas of land as collectively owned by the community, and managed in their name by delegated bodies?

A: Yes, such spaces are open to all, while private property is the land culturally owned by an individual or company, for their own use and pleasure.

Q: Is space often conceived in three linear dimensions?

A: Yes, although modern physicists usually consider it, with time, to be part of a boundless four-dimensional continuum known as spacetime.

Q: Is space not known?

A: Yes, but space is known to be expanding very rapidly due to the Cosmic Inflation.