Deriving the Lorentz transformations

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I have tried to derive the lorentz transformations but there is a part of it that requires substitution into two equations when t=0. How do I do that
I have tried to derive the lorentz transformations but there is a part of it that requires substitution into two equations when t=0. How do I do that
 

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Please show what you have done so far. It is impossible to tell what you have done based on your vague description.
 
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Just to add - there are many, many ways to derive the transforms depending on your starting point and familiarity with different techniques. So we need to know how you are approaching it before we can comment.

You can use LaTeX to write maths - there's a guide linked below the reply box if you don't know how it works.
 
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Just to add - there are many, many ways to derive the transforms depending on your starting point and familiarity with different techniques. So we need to know how you are approaching it before we can comment.

You can use LaTeX to write maths - there's a guide linked below the reply box if you don't know how it works.
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Just to add - there are many, many ways to derive the transforms depending on your starting point and familiarity with different techniques. So we need to know how you are approaching it before we can comment.

You can use LaTeX to write maths - there's a guide linked below the reply box if you don't know how it works.
Actually I have found my answer. But please can you explain those other ways ?
 
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Actually I have found my answer. But please can you explain those other ways ?
Not unless we know which one you found....but as this point you’ll be better served by google. You’ll find a bunch more derivations that wAy, and if you have trouble understanding something we can help you over the hard spot.

This thread seems to be at a good stopping point so is closed.
 

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