1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Derivative a from v (lorentz transform)

  1. Sep 23, 2005 #1
    :confused: derivating a from v (lorentz transform)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    v'=(v-u)/(1-vu/c^2), then dv'=? is it (dv-u)/(1-udv/c^2)?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 24, 2005 #2

    HallsofIvy

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    What exactly are u, v, v'. Not values- what do they mean?
     
  4. Sep 25, 2005 #3
    I am not sure if the original function makes sense since dv/du=-fu/fv which is the drivative rule for implicit functions but this equation it doesn't work
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?