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    (Original post by elpaw)
    if they did, they would have to go into a bit of physics to show that the speed of light is constant in every FOR, and then derive the Lorentz transformations, and continue from there. in my opinion, it would take up a whole module. if there was one, it would probably be M7
    In your course, did you derive the Lorentz transforms? I don't think we did, we were just given them.
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    In your course, did you derive the Lorentz transforms? I don't think we did, we were just given them.
    yeah, we derived them. its all easy, you just have to use pythagoras remembering c is constant.
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    yeah, we derived them. its all easy, you just have to use pythagoras remembering c is constant.
    Urgh! Lorentz transforms! :eek:
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    Urgh! Lorentz transforms! :eek:
    urgh? they're simple.
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    urgh? they're simple.
    You must be less hostile to 4-vectors and Minkowski spaces than I am! :eek:
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    (Original post by shiny)
    You must be less hostile to 4-vectors and Minkowski spaces than I am! :eek:
    probably, seeing as ive only done 1st year special relativity (no general yet)
 
 
 

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