The End of the World: from the Standpoint of Mathematical Physics.

  title={The End of the World: from the Standpoint of Mathematical Physics.},
  author={Arthur Stanley Sir Eddington},
THE world—or space-time—is a four-dimensional continuum, and consequently offers a choice of a great many directions in which we might start off to look for an end; and it is by no means easy to describe “from the standpoint of mathematical physics” the direction in which I intend to go. I have therefore to examine at some length the preliminary question, Which end? 
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