Timelike vs Tirelike - What's the difference?

timelike | tirelike |


As adjectives the difference between timelike and tirelike

is that timelike is (mathematics|physics) of a four-vector in representing a point in spacetime, having a positive four-vector norm while tirelike is resembling or characteristic of a tire (protective wheel covering).

timelike

English

Alternative forms

* time-like

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (mathematics, physics) Of a four-vector in representing a point in spacetime, having a positive four-vector norm.
  • (physics) (of the interval between two events in spacetime ) Having overlapping light cones, so that information can pass from one to the other, and one can be envisaged as a cause of the other.
  • Derived terms

    * timelike component * timelike congruence * timelike path * future directed timelike vector * past directed timelike vector * timelikeness * timelike vector field

    See also

    * lightlike * spacelike

    tirelike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling or characteristic of a tire (protective wheel covering).