Lorentz transformation


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Lorentz transformation

n. Physics
A linear map that expresses the time and space coordinates of one reference frame in terms of those of another one.

[After Hendrik Lorentz.]

Lorentz transformation

n
(General Physics) a set of equations relating the coordinates of space and time used by two hypothetical observers in uniform relative motion. According to the special theory of relativity the laws of physics are invariant under this transformation
[C20: named after H. A. Lorentz]
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Selleri [13,14] has shown that, subject mainly to the use of Einstein clock synchronisation, Lorentz Transformations follow directly from length contraction and time dilation, which are derived here from the basic principles of mechanics without making any further assumptions.
Lorentz Covariance: The differences observed between uniformly co-moving CSs are described by the Lorentz transformations.
The Lorentz transformation formulae of thermodynamic quantities, best known by temperature, were particularly interesting to Einstein and contemporary physicists.
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The familiar Lorentz transformations are finally recovered in Section 5 essentially by further appeal to spatial isotropy, and without the assumption of reciprocity.
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Here I propose a correction to our theory and change the method of introducing the deviation so that the deviation factor n is directly introduced in the Lorentz transformation equation as given below.
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2 is the starting point for the derivation of forces in inertial systems connected by the Lorentz transformation.
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