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feryopo
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I am studying special relativity, and I found that you have to work with a four dimensional space, where time is a complex variable. If you do so, you end up with the Minkowski metric, were the time component is negative and space components are positive (or vice versa). My questions are, why do we have to work with a complex time component, what is the physical meaning of time being complex and mathematically how can you deduct the Minkowski metric?
Thank you very much in advance.
Thank you very much in advance.