# Definition:Minkowski Metric

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## Definition

**Minkowski metric** is the pseudo-Euclidean metric $\bar q^{\tuple {r, 1} }$.

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## Source of Name

This entry was named for Hermann Minkowski.

## Sources

- 2018: John M. Lee:
*Introduction to Riemannian Manifolds*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $\S 2$: Riemannian Metrics. Pseudo-Riemannian Metrics - 2021: Richard Earl and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(6th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Minkowski space**