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Special relativity relating 3 dimensions

  1. Feb 12, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An event happens in frame S at x=100m y= 10m z=1m at time t=2*10^-3s. What are the coordinates of this event in rame S' that is moving with velocity v=0.92c (ihat) and the orgins coincide at time t=0.


    2. Relevant equations

    Lorentz transformations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I would think to do length contraction just in the x axis but I don't think that is right.
    Im not entirely sure how to boost from S to the frame S"
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 12, 2013 #2
    Why don't you just use the straight Lorentz Transformation equations?
     
  4. Feb 12, 2013 #3
    Which ones?
    x'=y(x-Bct)?
     
  5. Feb 12, 2013 #4
    Yes. But you can also use the other LT equation to give you the t' coordinate of the event.
     
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