Proper Frame of Reference

Proper Frame of Reference

 

The proper frame of reference of a body is the reference frame associated with the body—that is, the reference frame in which the body is at rest. Since a body may move with acceleration, including rotation, the proper frame of reference is, in the general case, noninertial. For example, the proper frame of reference of an unstabilized artificial earth satellite is represented by an imaginary coordinate system that is rigidly attached to the satellite and flies and tumbles with it and by a clock that is fixed to the satellite and registers time.

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These missions, rather than postmodernism, seem to be the proper frame of reference for Nadas.
An appraiser used to evaluating single-family homes in New Jersey, for example, does not have the proper frame of reference to appraise an apartment in a Manhattan high-rise, although in recent years they have, Madlin says.
If you've only recently started your career, it's likely that you won't have a proper frame of reference to compare conferences of yesteryear.