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Lorentz transformation active or passive?

  1. Nov 9, 2007 #1
    Is the lorentz transformation an active transformation or a passive one?
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  3. Nov 9, 2007 #2


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    I don't remember ever seeing the terms "active" and "passive" used in connection with the Lorentz transformation. Can you clarify or expand your question?
  4. Nov 9, 2007 #3


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    It depends.... What is the situation under discussion?
  5. Nov 9, 2007 #4

    Chris Hillman

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    Ditto robphy "it depends". I use them frequently as active transformations, and also as passive transformations.
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