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Transverse vector

  1. Oct 23, 2015 #1
    Hey, in sean carroll's book about GR he said something about transverse vector, can someone explain me what a transverse vector is? Also he said:"Remember that the vectors are defiend only in the two transverse dimensions" what is the meaning of transverse dimension
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2015
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  3. Oct 23, 2015 #2


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    In relativity, as in waves, transverse is perpendicular to the direction of motion
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