Schutz' Independent Axioms for Minkowski Spacetime

Richard Schmoetten, Jake Palmer and Jacques Fleuriot

27 July 2021

Abstract

This is a formalisation of Schutz' system of axioms for Minkowski spacetime published under the name "Independent axioms for Minkowski space-time" in 1997, as well as most of the results in the third chapter ("Temporal Order on a Path") of the above monograph. Many results are proven here that cannot be found in Schutz, either preceding the theorem they are needed for, or within their own thematic section.
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