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Manuscrito

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VALENTE, Mario Bacelar. Einstein’s physical chronogeometry. Manuscrito [online]. 2017, vol.40, n.1, pp.241-278. ISSN 2317-630X.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0100-6045.2017.v40n1.mv.

In Einstein’s physical geometry, the geometry of space and the uniformity of time are taken to be non-conventional. However, due to the stipulation of the isotropy of the one-way speed of light in the synchronization of clocks (or definition of simultaneity), as it stands, Einstein’s views do not seem to apply to the whole of the Minkowski space-time. In this work we will see how Einstein’s views can be applied to the Minkowski space-time. In this way, when adopting Einstein’s views, chronogeometry is a physical chronogeometry.

Keywords : physical geometry; Einstein; synchronization of clocks.

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