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Member of the Poincare or Lorentz Group

  1. Aug 7, 2017 #1
    What is more cool... to be a member of the Poincare Group or Lorentz Group?

    What name would you choose for a school science team and why?
     
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  3. Aug 7, 2017 #2

    fresh_42

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    Chose Poincaré: Two to the price of one!
     
  4. Aug 7, 2017 #3
    Why is Poincare Group twice or more powerful than Lorentz Group?
     
  5. Aug 7, 2017 #4

    fresh_42

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    The Poincaré group is the semidirect product of the Lorentz group and the translations.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2017 #5
    If the Poincare is product of Lorentz.. then is it not Lorentz is more powerful?
     
  7. Aug 7, 2017 #6

    fresh_42

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    The Lorentz group is a subgroup of the Poincaré group.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2017 #7
    Ok. I'll be a member of the Poincare Group then. Thanks.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2017 #8

    strangerep

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    Heh, why stop there? If you're a member of the "Diffeomorphism Group", you can be (almost) anything you like. :wink:
     
  10. Aug 9, 2017 #9

    jtbell

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    Or maybe the "Diffeomorphists" or "Diffeomorphers". :cool:
     
  11. Aug 9, 2017 #10

    fresh_42

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    I prefer the Homeomorphists, only to annoy the homophobic out there!
     
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