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Flat Minkowski Space-Time Manifold M4 and Tensor Fields

  • Anadijiban Das
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Abstract

The space-time of events in special relativity is assumed to be a flat differentiable manifold M4. Therefore, we shall go briefly through the definitions of a four-dimensional manifold.

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Differentiable Manifold Separation Function Twin Paradox Continuous Vector Field Differentiable Curve 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anadijiban Das
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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