Wald, Robert M. Department of Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
- Construction of coordinate systems
- Relationship of coordinate systems
- General transformation
- Transformation of physical quantities
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The relationship in the special theory of relativity between the sets of coordinates (t, x, y, z) and (t′, x′, y′, z′) used to label events in spacetime by two inertial observers, O and O′, who are moving with respect to each other. Many of the effects predicted by special relativity can be derived in a direct manner from the Lorentz transformation formulas.
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