I just purchased a book on the introduction of special relativity and I seem to be stuck on a simple mathematical step. For some reason I just cant see this!(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

This is what it says:

Gotta love getting stuck on something when the book says its "Easy to see." Confidence -1. Although the general transformation above can be handled, we will

take its simplifed version in which O' is moving away from O along the

x-axis and O and O' coincided when t' = t = 0. It is easy to see that the

partial derivatives are related as follows:

[tex]\frac{∂}{∂x}=\frac{∂}{∂x'}[/tex]

[tex]\frac{∂}{∂y}=\frac{∂}{∂y'}[/tex]

[tex]\frac{∂}{∂z}=\frac{∂}{∂z'}[/tex]

[tex]\frac{∂}{∂t}=\frac{∂}{∂t'}-v\frac{∂}{∂x'}[/tex]

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# Maxwells Equations being non-invariant with Galilean transformations

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