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Rich Delaney

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Lorentz transform, unique?
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 1:04 PM
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Lorentz invented his formula to explain the null M-M result,
postulating length contraction. Later co-opted by Einstein,
and applied to time.

My question is, how did Lorentz derive this? And,
is it provably unique, as THE only possible way to
relate co-ordinate frames?

Look in any text, it's always "here's the magic
formula, it'll be on the exam, don't ask why."
Never any proof of uniqueness.


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