Lightlike vs Spacelike - What's the difference?

lightlike | spacelike |

Lightlike is a see also of spacelike.


As adjectives the difference between lightlike and spacelike

is that lightlike is (mathematics) (of a four-vector ) having a space component whose magnitude is equal to its time component multiplied by the speed of light while spacelike is having the properties of space.

lightlike

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (mathematics) (of a four-vector ) having a space component whose magnitude is equal to its time component multiplied by the speed of light
  • See also

    * spacelike * timelike

    spacelike

    English

    Alternative forms

    * space-like

    Adjective

    (-)
  • having the properties of space
  • lying outside each other's light cone, so that no information can pass from one to the other
  • having a space component of greater magnitude than its time component multiplied by the speed of light
  • See also

    * lightlike * timelike