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    Hi! I have to make a project called Minkowski space and i don't know exactly what should include in. It's very complicated what i've founded about Minkowski space on google and it's beyond my means...could you suggest me what should i refer to?? some ideas?? and i want to know if there are practical applications of Minkowski space and also why is it important..
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    (Original post by Mary23)
    Hi! I have to make a project called Minkowski space and i don't know exactly what should include in. It's very complicated what i've founded about Minkowski space on google and it's beyond my means...could you suggest me what should i refer to?? some ideas?? and i want to know if there are practical applications of Minkowski space and also why is it important..
    For what level is this? I think if you post this in the maths forum you might get better responses as the subject is also taught in applied mathematics courses.
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    (Original post by Mary23)
    Hi! I have to make a project called Minkowski space and i don't know exactly what should include in. It's very complicated what i've founded about Minkowski space on google and it's beyond my means...could you suggest me what should i refer to?? some ideas?? and i want to know if there are practical applications of Minkowski space and also why is it important..
    Did an extended project on this. Minkoski space is basically a mathematical model for four dimensional space-time. Link it to like time dilation, general relativity or black holes?
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    Yeah you can model phenomenons in special relativity like time dilation using Minkowski spacetime diagrams. However I think there are other kinds of spacetimes in general relativity so maybe don't use Minkowski spacetime in general relativity.
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    It's used in special and general relativity as space-time is a four dimensional, non euclidean space. So has applications in stuff like GPS.
 
 
 
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