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Lorentz transform

  1. Sep 23, 2005 #1
    derivating a from v (lorentz transform)
    u is the velocity in the +x direction
    du? how do you du the right side of the eq? :confused:
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  3. Sep 24, 2005 #2


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    What are you taking the derivative with respect to? Note that the u-time in the observed frame is not the same as the v-time in the reference frame. If you want your derivative to be Lorentz invariant you have to differentiate with respect to proper time.
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