Minkowski space-time


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Minkowski space-time

(mɪŋˈkɒfskɪ)
n
(General Physics) a four-dimensional space in which three coordinates specify the position of a point in space and the fourth represents the time at which an event occurred at that point
[C20: named after Hermann Minkowski]
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Parallel frame of non-lightlike curves in Minkowski space-time. International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics, 12(10), 1550109.
From the geometrical point of view, the metric in (9) describes a Minkowski space-time with a conical singularity [23].
in the Minkowski space-time over real axis x [member of] R.
A., Conformal Minkowski space-time. I - Relative infinity and proper time, Il Nuovo Cimento B, 72, 261-272, (1982).
On the other hand, the question of the stability of particular solutions of the Einstein equations in the wake of the groundbreaking proof of the stability of the Minkowski space-time due to D.
It details the theory of contact and its connection to the theory of caustics and wavefronts, then applies these theories to deduce geometric information about surfaces embedded in three, four, and five-dimensional Euclidean spaces, as well as spacelike surfaces in the Minkowski space-time. It discusses the basic facts about the extrinsic geometry of submanifolds of Euclidean spaces, singularities of smooth mappings, the theory of contact introduced by Mather and developed by Montaldi, basic concepts in symplectic and contact geometry and the connection to the theory of contact and Lagrangian and Legendrian singularities, and global results on closed surfaces using local invariants obtained from the the local study of surfaces.
At the beginning of the twentieth century Einstein's theory opened a door to new geometries such as Minkowski space-time, which is simultaneously the geometry of special relativity and the geometry induced on each fixed tangent space of an arbitrary Lorentzian manifold.
Recently, a new special curve is named according to the Sabban frame in the Euclidean unit sphere; Smarandache curve has been defined by Turgut and Yilmaz in Minkowski space-time [1].
Zampetti, Geometry of Minkowski Space-Time, Birkhauser, Boston, Mass, USA, 2011.
Rectifying curves in the Minkowski space-time [E.sup.4.sub.1] are defined and studied in [4].
Galilean spacetime plays the same role in nonrelativistic physics that Minkowski space-time does in relativistic physics.
Bonnor [7] in Minkowski space-time. In the same space, Frenet equations for some special null; Partially and Pseudo Null curves are given in [4].