When you drive down the highway, you are moving through space. What else are you moving through?
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ANSWER: When we move, our spatial coordinates change and we say that we are moving through space. You can sit at some coordinate in space. But there is one more thing, time. The very awkward thing about time is, it flows. While you are not changing your position, then even time passes. You can’t sit at a time coordinate because it flows in a forward direction always. According to the question, while coming down in a highway you travel through space as well as through time. The events in special relativity have four coordinates which are three spatial coordinates and one time coordinate. So, as you move your space coordinate as well as time coordinate changes. But there is still one invariant quantity which does not change for different inertial frames. Later we can discuss that.
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
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