- PHYS/ASTR 7720 -

General Relativity

Spring 2018

General Relativity

Spring 2018

Homework

Extra Credit: Show that the appropriate condition for forbidding time reversal in (Proper) Lorentz transformations is . Transformations that satisfy this criteria are calledorthochronoustransformations. One could equally easily derive a condition that picks out all transformations that reverse time, i.e. non-orthochronous transformations. In this case, the condition is .Hint: Consider the Minkowski metric in two coordinate systems related by a generic transformation.

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