Authors: Per Hokstad
Abstract. A main part is completely rewritten in this new version of the paper. We start by specifying a state vector (‘time vector’) in the theory of special relativity (TSR). This vector is well suited to specify various types of simultaneity. Moving clocks, being synchronized at a common ‘point of initiation’ play a crucial role. We may present the time vector as a complex variable, and there is a relation to the Minkowski distance. We exemplify the approach by including a short discussion of the ‘travelling twin’.
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