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Time, Euclidean Geometry and Relativity

Lisker, Roy (1998) Time, Euclidean Geometry and Relativity. [Preprint] (Unpublished)

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      Abstract

      Relativity, Special and General represent Time as a linear dimension in a 4-diemnsional spacetime. However, one of the important ways in which time can be distinguished from space is through the examination of the distinguishing properties of clocks and r ulers. Clocks are irreversible dynamical systems subject to constraint by the laws of nature. Rulers are reversible systems which do not directly depend upon the laws of motion, but only on the principles of isometry. Axiom systems for homogeneous time, linear time, cyclic time and "cyclic-linear" time are proposed and given a thorough examination.


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      Item Type: Preprint
      Keywords: Time Space Measurement Laws of Nature Clocks Rulers Geometry Relativity
      Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
      Depositing User: Roy Lisker
      Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2003
      Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
      Item ID: 1290
      Public Domain: No
      URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1290

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