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The Fabric of Space-time

  title={The Fabric of Space-time},
  author={Charles Francis},
  journal={arXiv: General Physics},
  • C. Francis
  • Published 23 June 1999
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Physics
The formulae of special relativity are developed through the k-calculus with no presumption of a manifold. The metric is determined empirically by the exchange of photons, and the treatment suggests that the exchange of photons seen in quantum electrodynamics is also responsible for the 'fabric' of Minkowsky space-time. This suggests that on quantum scales the point-like nature of elementary particles, should appear 'defocussed' or 'fuzzy'. Further work on the implications in the laws of… 

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