# Physics Tutorial 18.5 - Lorentz Transformations

There are 4 lessons in this physics tutorial covering Lorentz Transformations. The tutorial starts with an introduction to Lorentz Transformations and is then followed with a list of the separate lessons, the tutorial is designed to be read in order but you can skip to a specific lesson or return to recover a specific physics lesson as required to build your physics knowledge of Lorentz Transformations. you can access all the lessons from this tutorial below.

In this Physics tutorial, you will learn:

• What are the Lorentz spacetime transformations?
• How do they relate to spacetime Galilean transformations?
• How to obtain the Lorentz transformations for velocity?
• In what condition(s) do the Lorentz transformations converge with Galilean transformations?

## Introduction

Earlier, we have explained that a physical event (otherwise known as elementary process) has an absolute nature in itself; it is an objective fact for any observer. However, a given event looks different in different inertial frames of reference. In fact, it was so even in Newtonian inertial systems (Galilean transformations) except for time, which was absolute. We henceforth will use the new concepts of relative space and time to obtain new equations that replace the Galilean transformation which already are outdated as they belong to classical relativity.

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18.5Lorentz Transformations
Lesson IDPhysics Lesson TitleLessonVideo
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18.5.1The Spacetime Lorentz Transformations
18.5.2Galilean Transformations as Limit of Lorentz Transformations
18.5.3Quick Recap of Dilation and Contraction
18.5.4Lorentz Transformation of Velocity

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