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Homework Help: Lorentz transform for acceleration

  1. Sep 25, 2005 #1
    derivating a from v (lorentz transform)
    u is the velocity in the +x direction
    u=(u-v)/(1-vu/c^2)

    a=du/dt

    dt=I know
    du=?
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2005 #2

    Dr Transport

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    Differentiate [tex] v [/tex] and also [tex] t [/tex] in the Lorentz transformations, divide the equation for [tex] dv [/tex] by the equation for [tex] dt [/tex] and simplify, you should be able to get the expression for the acceleration in an accerated frame.
     
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