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Lorentz Transformation for t'

  1. Apr 8, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    We were told that it is a simple algebraic substitution to derive the t' expression from the x and x' equations for a lorentz transformation. However, I keep reaching a dead end in the algebra.

    2. Relevant equations

    x=B(x'+vt')
    x'=B(x-vt)
    B=1/(Sqrt(1-(v/c)^2))
    B^2 = c^2/(c^2 -v^2)

    Show t'=B(t-(vx/c^2))


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I've subbed x' into x multiple times and I am still getting no where. Does anyone have a tip, or maybe a relation I should be looking for that will help me get to t'? Thanks for any help
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2013 #2
    Never mind everybody, I was able to figure it out. I guess its not my day today.
     
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