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Subject: Isn't time a misnomer for event time?

Date: Fri Dec 31 16:19:30 1999
Posted by Frank Lipsky
Grade level: grad (science) School: No school entered.
City: Fountain Hills State/Province: AZ Country: No country entered.
Area of science: Physics
ID: 946678770.Ph

When we use time in ordinary conversatio we are about the time of events 
e.g. a birthday-even ohysicists are guilty of this!! The most accurate 
measurement of event time is the caesium laser.
however Minkowski space time =x2 +y2+c2=[-(ict)2]
therefore taking the square root -ict=R or t=R/-ic
 i.e time is not a real quantity and only even time is real. What did I 

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