PHY3063 R. D. Field Department of Physics Chapter1_8.doc University of Florida Lorentz TransformationConsider two frames of reference the O-frame(label events according to t,x,y,z) and the O'-frame(label events according to t',x',y',z') moving at a constant velocity V, with respect to each other at let the origins coincide at t= t' = 0. The Lorentz transformations tell us how the O and O' frame are related. zzyytcxxxtcct′=′=′+′=′+′=)()(βγzzyyctxxxcttc=′=′−=′−=′)()(zzyytcxxtcct′=′=′+′=′=where 21/1/−==cV. 4-vector Notation: =
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