The Physics of Coordinate Transformations

Harvey R. Brown

in Physical Relativity

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780199275830
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603914 | DOI:
 						The Physics of Coordinate Transformations

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This chapter discusses the physics of coordinate transformations. Topics covered include coordinatization of space-time, inertial coordinate systems, the linearity of inertial coordinate transformations, and the rod and clock protocols.

Keywords: space-time; inertial coordinate systems; inertial coordinate transformations; rod and clock protocols; free particles; Newtonian time; Newtonian space; quantum probes

Chapter.  10699 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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