Dimensions in Special Relativity Theory - a Euclidean Interpretation

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Scientific Paper
Title Dimensions in Special Relativity Theory - a Euclidean Interpretation
Author(s) Robert F J van Linden
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Published 2007
Journal Galilean Electrodynamics
Volume 18
Number 1
Pages 12-17

Abstract

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.