# Frames in Special Relativity

#### Onias

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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#### tiny-tim

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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'

ct' = γct - βγx
x' = γx - βγct
y' = y
z' = z

I'm not sure what the question is asking of me!
Hi Onias ! Welcome to PF!

(are those equations part of the question?)

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

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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