By Einstein, Albert; Gödel, Kurt; Yourgrau, Palle
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The two structures are not independent of each other, but must obey certain compatibility conditions, namely the covariant z The presence in the special theory of an invariant fundamental speed c, usually referred to as the speed of light, enables both time and space coordinates to be expressed in commensurable units. g. Ref. 9). From this point of view, Galilei-Newtonian kinematics represents the degenerate limiting case, in which this speed becomes infinite. October 7, 2005 15:54 22 WSPC/Trim Size: 9in x 6in for Review Volume 01˙stachel J.
Cohen and Larry Laudan, (Reidel, Boston, 1983), pp. 255–272. 10. J. Stachel, The meaning of general covariance: The hole story, in Philosophical Problems of the Internal and External Worlds/Essays on the Philosophy of Adolf Gr¨ unbaum, eds. John Earman et al. (University of Pittsburgh Press/Universit¨ atsverlag Konstanz, 1993), pp. 129–160. 11. J. Stachel, Espace-temps, in Dictionnaire d’histoire et philosophie des sciences, ed. Dominique Lecourt (Presses Universitaires de France, Paris, 1999), pp.
Four-Dimensional Formulation Poincar´e and Minkowski pioneered in showing how to represent specialrelativistic transformations of space and time in a mathematically simple, elegant and fruitful form by the introduction of a four-dimensional formalism. x A point of Minkowski space is often called an event, even though strictly speaking that term should be reserved for some physical occurrence at this point of space-time. The history of a ‘point of space’ is represented by a so-called world-line: a one-dimensional curve in space-time representing the history of this point over proper (local) time, corresponding to a continuous sequence of events.