Just a quick question on spacetime intervals in spacetime. Why is the spacetime interval between two events given by Δs^2 = -c^2(Δt^2) + Δx^2 + Δy^2 + Δz^2, rather than c^2(Δt^2) + Δx^2 + Δy^2 + Δz^2 (as if it were the distance between two points in four spatial dimensions)? Or more succinctly, why is the time component of the spacetime interval negative?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Special Relativity Spacetime Intervals

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