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The more general case may be included simply by replacing x i by dx i and i by d i in the rest of this section. Using again the summation convention, the matrix multiplication to transform position vectors becomes explicitly {x i } = S ij j . 69) The index i designates the rows and the offset lower index j designates the columns in the matrix. Each row i forms a ‘row vector’ as j takes on its three values, and it is to be multiplied element by element with the column vector { j }. 41) in terms of upper and lower indices, we were multiplying a column vector {Ai } by a row vector {Bi }.

The real force between charges is summarized in Coulomb’s law if at rest, and by the Lorentz force if in motion. 10 There are random fluctuations in the temperature of about this order associated with the birth of small-scale structure in the Universe. com/go/henriksen 28 Practical Relativity most practical accelerations, it would in principle allow a local inertial frame to be found to any measurable accuracy by minimizing this temperature. Unfortunately, the quantum vacuum is not yet incorporated into standard cosmology.

Because of the arbitrariness of A, this latter equation is sometimes [9] written as an operator equation between time derivatives in the form ∂()O d ()O = + ω ∧ (). 121) dt ∂t The subscripts indicate the reference frame in which the vectors to be differentiated with respect to time are defined, and the partial derivative is taken holding the base vectors in rotating axes fixed. 115) in the form r˙ = r + S˙r . 122) The first operation on the right is an active transformation of the position vector into an angular velocity, while the second operation is a passive resolution of the velocity along rotating axes.

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