It says that x' = gamma (x-vt)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Now what exactly does that formula mean?

I take it that x is a point in my coordinate system, let's say 2 meters.

I take it that v is the speed of the other reference frame or am I not correct in saying that? What exactly does that V refer to?

I take it that the t = time in my coordinate system.

So would this make sense? In my coordinate system an event happens at distance of 2 meters and at 2 seconds. The following train is moving at .5c relative to me.

Is this following equation right?

2-.5(2) x gamma = the distance in the other coordinate system.

It appears according to the Interactive Minkowski Diagram when the t and d are the same number in my coordinate system, they will be different but equal numbers in the other coordinate system.

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# What does x-vt mean?

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