More about Galilean Relativity

We can transform measurements from one moving frame to the other with

rA = rB + v t



vA = vB + v

These transformation equations may be seen in the following schematic diagram:


While the two observers see different values for positions and velocity, they will agree on Newton's Laws of Motion.

Galillean Relativity

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