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Persistence and Spacetime$
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Yuri Balashov

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199579921

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579921.001.0001

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Classical and Relativistic Spacetime

Classical and Relativistic Spacetime

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(p.41) 3 Classical and Relativistic Spacetime
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Persistence and Spacetime
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Yuri Balashov (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579921.003.0003

A simplified overview of the geometrical structure of Newtonian, neo‐Newtonian (Galilean), and special relativistic (Minkowski) spacetime, intended for the non‐specialist. The notions of reference frame, coordinate system and coordinate transformation are briefly introduced, followed by a more extended discussion of kinematic relativistic phenomena, such as relativity of simultaneity, length contraction and time dilation, which are important for the arguments of later chapters. The interplay of important ideas of invariance, perspectivalism and objectivity is of special note.

Keywords:   Newtonian spacetime, Galilean spacetime, Minkowski spacetime, relativity of simultaneity, length contraction, time dilation, invariance, perspectivalism, reference frame, coordinate transformation

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