inertial frame


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inertial frame

n.
A frame of reference that is not rotating or accelerating, for which Newton's laws of motion are valid.
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Noun1.inertial frame - a coordinate system in which Newton's first law of motion is valid
coordinate system, frame of reference, reference frame, reference system - a system that uses coordinates to establish position
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0], at rest in its local inertial frame, has constant velocity [[?
x] where [omega] represents the part of angular rate vector of the body frame with respect to the inertial frame projected to the x axis of body frame).
For a world without gravity, he discusses non-relativity for relativists, the invariance of physical law under change of inertial frame of reference, using and understanding the Lorentz transformation, the measure of space-time, and electromagnetic theory in space-time.
The remainder of this article is, will be, or has been, depending on the reader's inertial frame, divided into three sections.
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An accelerated coordinate system is not an inertial frame.
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We will use as our reference frame F[x, y, z, t], the idealized laboratory inertial frame, abbreviated to lab, to describe the location of particles and fields at time t We will use other reference systems like F'[x' ,y' ,z' ,t'] with axes parallel with respect to F, with the origins of these systems coinciding at t = t' = 0 and with F' being in uniform relative motion with respect to F in either the positive or negative x direction.
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