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Jerk 4-vector?

  1. Feb 24, 2009 #1
    "jerk" 4-vector??

    What is jerk four vector? and what is its definition or a form? as far as I know it is a rate of change of 4-acceleration.

    Could anyone clarify me?
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2009 #2

    Dale

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    Re: "jerk" 4-vector??

    I have never seen a jerk four-vector, but if you took the four-acceleration and differentiated wrt proper time then you would have something that is manifestly a four-vector. I would probably call that the four-jerk.
     
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