On the Reality of Minkowski Space

Foundations of Physics 37 (10):1499-1502 (2007)

Vesselin Petkov
Minkowski Institute
Should physicists deal with the question of the reality of Minkowski space (or any relativistic spacetime)? It is argued that they should since this is a question about the dimensionality of the world at the macroscopic level and it is physics that should answer it
Keywords Minkowski space  Spacetime  Worldtubes  Dimensionality of the world  Special relativity  Relativity of simultaneity  Length contraction  Dour-dimensional stress  Inertia
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DOI 10.1007/s10701-007-9178-9
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