**Lorentz transformations** — plural noun The relations between the co ordinates of space and time of the same event as measured in two inertial frames of reference moving with a uniform velocity relative to one another, and derived from the postulates of the special theory… … Useful english dictionary

**History of Lorentz transformations** — The Lorentz transformations relate the space time coordinates, (which specify the position x , y , z and time t of an event) relative to a particular inertial frame of reference (the rest system ), and the coordinates of the same event relative… … Wikipedia

**Lorentz** — may refer to:In literature:* Friedrich Lorentz, author of works on the Pomeranian language * Pare Lorentz (1905 1992), American author and film directorIn physics:* Hendrik Lorentz (1853–1928), Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize winner * Lorentz… … Wikipedia

**Lorentz group** — Group theory Group theory … Wikipedia

**Lorentz transformation** — A visualisation of the Lorentz transformation (full animation). Only one space coordinate is considered. The thin solid lines crossing at right angles depict the time and distance coordinates of an observer at rest with respect to that frame; the … Wikipedia

**Lorentz ether theory** — What is now called Lorentz Ether theory ( LET ) has its roots in Hendrik Lorentz s Theory of electrons , which was the final point in the development of the classical aether theories at the end of the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century … Wikipedia

**Lorentz , Hendrik Antoon** — (1853–1928) Dutch theoretical physicist Lorentz, who was born at Arnhem in the Netherlands, studied at the University of Leiden and received his doctorate in 1875. In 1877, aged only 24, he became professor of theoretical physics at Leiden. This… … Scientists

**Lorentz scalar** — In physics a Lorentz scalar is a scalar which is invariant under a Lorentz transformation. A Lorentz scalar is generated from vectors and tensors. While the vectors and tensors are altered by Lorentz transformations, scalars are unchanged.imple… … Wikipedia

**Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon** — born July 18, 1853, Arnhem, Neth. died Feb. 4, 1928, Haarlem Dutch physicist. He taught at the University of Leiden (1878–1912) and later directed Haarlem s Teyler Institute. In 1875 he refined James Clerk Maxwell s theory of electromagnetic… … Universalium

**Lorentz interval** — The Lorentz interval is a quantity that is used instead of distance when dealing with space time geometry, because it is the only quantity that is the same to all observers regardless of how fast they are moving in spacetime, that is, in all… … Wikipedia