tarâdis-e Gâlile-yi (#)
Fr.: transformation galiléenne
The method of relating a measurement in one → reference frame to another moving with a constant velocity with respect to the first within the → Newtonian mechanics. The Galilean transformation between the coordinate systems (x,y,z,t) and (x',y',z',t') is expressed by the relations: x' = x - vt, y' = y, z' = z. Galilean transformations break down at high velocities and for electromagnetic phenomena and is superseded by the → Lorentz transformations.
Galilean, of or pertaining to Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian physicist and astronomer; → transformation.