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Frames in Special Relativity

  • Thread starter Onias
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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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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! :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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