Vectors in Spacetime
The simplest, yet most striking, effects in special relativity are consequences of elementary four-dimensional geometry. Kinematics is geometry with a temporal dimension. Vectors in four-dimensional spacetime allow us to express the geometry in its simplest form. As part of the algebraic structure there is also a coordinate-independent scalar product which reproduces the spacetime interval.
KeywordsBasis Vector Rest Frame Proper Time Inertial Frame Speed Versus
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