Moving Reference Frames

  • Zdeněk Martinec
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The frame-indifference principle, one of the fundamental concepts of continuum mechanics, means that a physical process remains unchanged when it is observed by different observers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zdeněk Martinec
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  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University in PraguePragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Geophysics SectionDublinIreland

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