Dimensions in Special Relativity Theory - a Euclidean Interpretation
|Title||Dimensions in Special Relativity Theory - a Euclidean Interpretation|
|Author(s)||Robert F J van Linden|
A Euclidean interpretation of special relativity theory is given wherein proper time (tau) acts as the fourth Euclidean coordinate, and time t becomes a fifth Euclidean dimension. Velocity components in both space and time are formalized, while the vector sum in four dimensions has invariant magnitude c. Classical equations are derived from this Euclidean concept. The velocity addition formula shows a deviation from the standard one; an analysis and justification is given for that.