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What exactly is a frame of reality?

  1. Jun 18, 2004 #1
    What exactly is a frame of reality?

    Is it 2d? What are some of its properities?

    I'm not sure if I'm asking this question in the correct way...I'm just having trouble with the concept.
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  3. Jun 18, 2004 #2
    Do you mean frame of reference?
  4. Jun 19, 2004 #3
    If I did; what would your definition be?
  5. Jun 19, 2004 #4
    A frame of reference is a coordinate system that is static to the observer used to take measurements.
  6. Jun 20, 2004 #5
    like a point? Or is it a set of points?
  7. Jun 20, 2004 #6


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    A more general frame in regards to physics would be an "inertial frame", which is basically a frame that isn't accelerating, but that doesn't mean it can't have some velocity relative to another frame. It is basically just a frame where F=ma makes sense. I can tell you are having trouble with the concept, because you are apparently having trouble asking the question.
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