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23.4 The Lorentz Transformation

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    • In deriving the Lorentz transformation relating t and x to given values of t′ and x’, I didn’t go through an algebraic derivation. Instead, I played a little game–I interchanged the roles of primed and unprimed variables while also changing the sign of the velocity in the equations relating t′ and x′ to given values of t and x. What do you think? Is this a fully Kosher move?

    • I guess it depends on understanding level.
      If you feel you understood it then great else going through the derivation and understanding it from the depth won’t do any harm.

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