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Einstein's physical geometry and the Minkowski spacetime

Bacelar Valente, Mario (2017) Einstein's physical geometry and the Minkowski spacetime. [Preprint]

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In Einstein’s physical geometry, the geometry of space and the uniformity of time are taken to be non-conventional. However, due to the stipulation of the isotropy of the one-way speed of light in the synchronization of clocks (or definition of simultaneity), as it stands, Einstein’s views do not seem to apply to the whole of the Minkowski space-time. In this work we will see how Einstein’s views can be applied to the Minkowski space-time. In this way, when adopting Einstein’s views, chronogeometry is a physical chronogeometry.


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Bacelar Valente, Mario
Keywords: physical geometry; conventionality of geometry; conventionality of simultaneity; Minkowski space-time; synchronization of clocks
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: mario bacelar valente
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2017 15:57
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2017 15:57
Item ID: 12792
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 3 February 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12792

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