Euclidean special relativity

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Abstract

New four coordinates are introduced which are related to the usual space-time coordinates. For these coordinates, the Euclidean four-dimensional length squared is equal to the interval squared of the Minkowski space. The Lorentz transformation, for the new coordinates, becomes an SO(4) rotation. New scalars (invariants) are derived. A second approach to the Lorentz transformation is presented. A mixed space is generated by interchanging the notion of time and proper time in inertial frames. Within this approach the Lorentz transformation is a 4-dimensional rotation in an Euclidean space, leading to new possibilities and applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1237-1251
Number of pages15
JournalFoundations of Physics
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2003

Keywords

  • Euclidean 4-space-time
  • Lorentz transformation
  • Mixed space
  • Special relativity

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