Conventionality of Simultaneity: Malament’s Result Revisited
Author: Hogarth, Mark
Source: Foundations of Physics Letters, Volume 18, Number 5, October 2005 , pp. 491-497(7)
Abstract:Some authors have given the impression that David Malament’s proof of the uniqueness of standard simultaneity in causal Minkowski spacetime also shows uniqueness in Minkowski spacetime proper. This paper has two aims. First, to show that this idea is actually false and, secondly, to present a result which proves that, under certain “natural” conditions, standard simultaneity is also unique in Minkowski spacetime.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RH, UK, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: 2005-10-01