inertial frame of reference

a frame of reference that is stationary relative to a body moving at constant velocity and on which no force is being exerted

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  • Inertial frame of reference — In physics, an inertial frame of reference is a frame of reference which belongs to a set of frames in which physical laws hold in the same and simplest form. According to the first postulate of special relativity, all physical laws take their… …   Wikipedia

  • non-inertial frame of reference — neinercinė atskaitos sistema statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. non inertial frame of reference; non inertial reference system vok. trägheitsfreies Bezugssystem, n rus. неинерциальная система отсчёта, f pranc. système de référence non… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Frame of reference — A frame of reference in physics, may refer to a coordinate system or set of axes within which to measure the position, orientation, and other properties of objects in it, or it may refer to an observational reference frame tied to the state of… …   Wikipedia

  • frame of reference — noun 1. a system that uses coordinates to establish position • Syn: ↑coordinate system, ↑reference system, ↑reference frame • Hypernyms: ↑arrangement, ↑organization, ↑organisation, ↑system …   Useful english dictionary

  • inertial frame — noun a coordinate system in which Newton s first law of motion is valid • Syn: ↑inertial reference frame • Hypernyms: ↑coordinate system, ↑frame of reference, ↑reference system, ↑reference frame …   Useful english dictionary

  • inertial frame — A frame of reference for measurements of motion, space, and time. An inertial frame (also called a Newtonian frame or system) is one in which a body subject to no net forces moves in a rectilinear path with constant velocity. In Newtonian physics …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Galilean frame of reference — inercinė atskaitos sistema statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Galilean frame of reference; inertial reference system vok. inertiales Bezugssystem, n; Inertialsystem, n; Trägheitssystem, n rus. инерциальная система отсчёта, f pranc.… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Inertial wave — Inertial waves, also known as inertial oscillations, are a type of mechanical wave possible in rotating fluids. Unlike surface gravity waves commonly seen at the beach or in the bathtub, inertial waves travel through the bulk of the fluid, not at …   Wikipedia

  • reference frame — Physics. See frame of reference (def. 2). [1920 25] * * * or frame of reference Coordinate system that allows description of time and position of points relative to a body. The axes, or lines, emanate from a position called the origin. As a point …   Universalium

  • Frame fields in general relativity — In general relativity, a frame field (also called a tetrad or vierbein) is a set of four orthonormal vector fields, one timelike and three spacelike, defined on a Lorentzian manifold that is physically interpreted as a model of spacetime. The… …   Wikipedia

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