Galilean transformations

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A set of equations for transforming the position and motion parameters from a frame of reference with origin at O and coordinates (x,y,z) to a frame with origin at O′ and coordinates at (x′,y′,z′). They are:

x′ = xvt

y′ = y

z′ = z

t′ = t

The equations, which conform to Newtonian mechanics, were named after Galileo Galilei. Compare Lorentz transformations.

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