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Feb8-12, 09:50 PM
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Quote Quote by ghwellsjr View Post
What happened to gamma?
I was describing this transformation:
Quote Quote by DaleSpam View Post
OK, let's look at the equations [itex]t'=t-vx[/itex] and [itex]x'=x-vt[/itex] in a little more detail.
Which has no gamma. I was showing a transformation (not the Lorentz transform) which had relativity of simultaneity, but not length contraction nor time dilation. The transformation above is not a useful transform for physics, just an example showing that the relativity of simultaneity is not the same thing as length contraction and time dilation.