Duration and its Relationship to the Structure of Space-Time

Andreas Schlatter

The notion of duration is a fundamental feature of intuitive time. Under the assumption that the duration of a measurement is defined to produce a result with certainty, we define a universal observer who observes the position of a physical system. We investigate what conclusions for the structure of space-time the universal observer can draw. It turns out that the perspective of this observer is compatible with the Minkowski structure of space-time. Full text



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