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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Chapter 3 introduces more characters as the Lorenz Contraction is explained, and we end up with a discussion of the mass/energy interconnection and considering the reason why light must have zero mass.