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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As Newton informs us in his first two laws of motion: an object in an inertial frame of reference either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity unless acted on by a force, and that Force = Mass x Acceleration.
The first, Poincare-Einstein (P-E) "internal" synchronization, based on the axiom of isotropic one-way speed of light in any inertial frame (i.
In order to solve the alignment problem on a rocking base, the method is to use the inertial frame as a transitional coordinate to realize the initial alignment by using the gravity acceleration information [11-14].
Nevertheless the speed of light is always the same, whether in an inertial frame or in an accelerating rocket.
Newton's single Cosmic inertial frame resisted the acceleration of matter (F = ma) but allowed it to move at any uniform velocity (in inertial motion) without resistance.
When Q is present, any event which is simultaneous within Q's inertial frame of reference, will also be at the center of a light cone with the same or very similar ppf.
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.
The joint orientation with respect to inertial frame is defined by:

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