Yearly Archives: 2014

The Multispace Diagram vs Minkowski’s Diagram

In 1905, Einstein discovered the special relativity of inertial frames of reference, which generalizes Galileo’s principle of relativity (that all uniform motion is relative, and that there is no absolute and well-defined state of rest). He based his theory on

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Minkowski’s Legacy

Today, Hermann Minkowski is most famous for introducing a two-dimensional space-time diagram to explain the Lorentz transformation of Special Relativity. Over the last century, this intuitive visual aid has helped clarify Einstein’s theory, significantly facilitating its dissemination to scientists and the general public.  However, according to Minkowski,

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