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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: June 2019

1 - Galilei and Minkowski Space-Times

from Part I - Special Relativity: Minkowski Space-Time


After a description of inertial and non-inertial frames in the Galilei space-time of non-relativistic Newtonian physics with a discussion of inertial forces, there is metrological definition of what is time and space in special relativity. Then there is a review of the standard 1+3 approach for the “local” description of non-inertial frames and of its limitations.