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My understanding is that a a frame of reference is a theoretical framework that is used to describe the motion of an object allowing for measurements of position, distance and time. A frame of reference always implicitly includes a coordinate system (cartesian, spherical, cylindrical, etc). A coordinate system has an origin O.

Is it correct to think that two reference frames, both at rest relative to each other and using the same coordinate system (Cartesian) but having their origins at different locations, represent different and distinct frames of reference?

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# What is a frame of reference?

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