Relativity and Cosmology


A Time Vector and Simultaneity in TSR

Authors: Per Hokstad

Abstract. We specify a time vector for an event in the theory of special relativity (TSR). This vector is well suited to specify various types of simultaneity. Moving (possibly imagined) clocks, which are synchronized at a common ‘point of initiation’, play a crucial role. We can present the time vector as a complex variable, and there is a close relation to the Minkowski distance. We exemplify the approach by including a short discussion of the ‘travelling twin’.

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Submission history

[v1] 2017-11-27 16:08:13
[v2] 2017-12-13 11:39:41
[v3] 2017-12-21 11:11:44
[v4] 2018-01-12 10:52:19
[v5] 2018-02-14 11:30:40
[v6] 2018-03-21 17:19:35
[v7] 2018-06-22 15:22:05
[v8] 2018-12-17 01:54:02

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