Galilean transformation

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Galilean transformation

[‚gal·ə¦lē·ən ‚tranz·fər′mā·shən]
(mechanics)
A mathematical transformation used to relate the space and time variables of two uniformly moving (inertial) reference systems in nonrelativistic kinematics.
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As Lie groups, however, the Poincare group is equally descriptive as the Galilean group.