Warm-Up Exercise 39

Due 12:15 pm, Wed 28 Nov 2012

Physics 123, Fall 2012

Reading assignment: 39.5

The Lorentz transformation equations relate the space and time coordinates of "events". What is an "event"? Give some examples.

The Lorentz transformation equations relate the coordinates of events occuring in different "frames of reference". What is a "frame of reference"? Give some examples.

The Lorentz transformation equations are given as Eqn 39.11 and Eqn 39.12 (reverse transformation) (8th edition). Why are the equations for y and z so trivial?