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## Homework Statement

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In Minkowski spacetime we are considering a (series of) frame(s), S', attached to a rocket with constant proper acceleration. The rocket's speed in S is v.

We find with boundary conditions x = 0 at t = t' = 0 the relationships between S and S' (for x' = 0, i.e. at the rocket):

$$t = \frac{1}{a}sinh(a't') $$

$$ x = \frac{1}{a'}[cosh(a't') - 1] $$

Let's use these results to construct a full coordinate transformation from the lab frame x,t, to the accelerating frame x',t'. Try

$$t = Asinh(a't') + B$$

$$ x= Acosh(a't') + C $$

**Prove that if**

*i) surface of constant t' are surfaces of constant time in a frame moving instantaneously at v*

ii) t matches with t' at early times and small x', while x agrees with x' at early times

ii) t matches with t' at early times and small x', while x agrees with x' at early times

**then A, B and C are uniquely determined and that**

$$t = (\frac{1}{a} + x') sinh(a't'/c)$$

$$ x = (\frac{1}{a} + x') cosh(a't'/c) - \frac{1}{a} $$

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## The Attempt at a Solution

For x to agree with x' at early times (cosh(a't')=1) we know:

$$A = (k + x') $$

$$C = -k$$

Where k is a constant.

Then t and t' to agree at early t' and small x' we can see k= 1/a.

However I don't know what limit condition 1 implies and cannot see a way to make the proof "watertight".