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Homework Help: Frames in Special Relativity

  1. Apr 5, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Show that the primed frame corresponds to a 'rocket' frame moving at speed v in the x direction relative to the unprimed frame.

    Variables: x, x', t, t', y, y', z, z'

    2. Relevant equations
    ct' = γct - βγx
    x' = γx - βγct
    y' = y
    z' = z

    3. The attempt at a solution
    None, I'm not sure what the question is asking of me!
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  3. Apr 6, 2009 #2


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    Welcome to PF!

    Hi Onias ! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    (are those equations part of the question?)

    I'm not sure what the question is asking of you, either :confused:

    I'd have thought that those equations are the definition of the new frame …

    unless they're asking you to say what v is, in terms of γ and β
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