Definition of Lorentz transformation in English:

Lorentz transformation

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noun

Physics
The set of equations which in Einstein’s special theory of relativity relate the space and time coordinates of one frame of reference to those of another.
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  • These experiments and others give us confidence in the Lorentz transformations and special relativity.
  • According to Einstein's theory, a relativistic equation has to use coordinates that have the proper Lorentz transformation properties.
  • The extent of this distortion of space and time is described by a set of equations that are now known as Lorentz transformations.

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