Wick rotation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after Gian-Carlo Wick.

Noun[edit]

Wick rotation (plural Wick rotations)

  1. A method of finding a solution to a mathematical problem in Minkowski space from a solution to a related problem in Euclidean space by means of a transformation that substitutes an imaginary-number variable for a real-number variable.