It seems that, in general, mathematicians prefer the (-,+,+,+) signature for the Minkowski spacetime metric while most physicists prefer the (+,-,-,-) signature. Is there any evidence that(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); actually prefers one over the other?Nature

As usual, thanks in advance.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# I Spacetime Metric: Which signature is better?

Tags:

Loading...

Similar Threads for Spacetime Metric signature |
---|

B Is Spacetime a Discrete Lattice? |

I Boundary conditions in spacetime |

I Does a metric exist for this surface? |

Insights The Schwarzschild Metric: Part 1, GPS Satellites - Comments |

I Perturbative expansion of the metric and its inverse |

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**