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 adj. Of or pertaining to Hermann Minkowski, the German mathematician
 adj. Of or pertaining to Minkowski spacetime.
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On page 420 of The Road to Reality Penrose is explaining how to calculate a path length in Minkowskian geometry for the Twin Paradox.

But, in Minkowskian spacetime, the distance is ZERO.

The universe being one large wavefunction in Minkowskian spacetime down to the quantum level.

What is NOT a Riemannian manifold is the familiar Lorentzian manifold of general relativity (of which the Minkowskian manifold of special relativity is a special case).

I accept that Minkowskian Geometry describes the geometry of our observable universe.

If we rewind the tape of evolution, would Minkowskian geometry be an expected "solution"?

When did the ability to do Minkowskian geometry, for instance, "work"?

Or to expand on Pez's comment above, is not understanding Minkowskian geometry a "problem" that needed a "solution"?

Clearly Schwarzschild was doing more than performing a coordinate conversion (Cartesean to Polar) of Minkowskian Geometry.

If you did that in flat Minkowskian space, then you could calculate the time effects using Special Relativity similar to calculations in the Twin Paradox.
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