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Problem 9.4: Determine relative velocities
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Two physics coworkers measure the position of the object shown from different inertial reference frames (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Coworker 1 records data as x1 and v1 and coworker 2 records data as x2 and v2. Assume both coworkers have agreed to use meters and seconds to measure distance and time. Restart.
- What is the relative speed of coworker 1 with respect to coworker 2?
- Find the Galilean transformation that transforms the measurements of coworker 1 into those of coworker 2.