1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data How do you find the killing vectors for Minkowski space(or from any metric as well)? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I'm new to GR and I'm going through Carroll's book. I've been alright so far but for some reason I just don't understand what's going on here. Could you guys explain in detail or send me to an online lecture or something to help?