Answer to Question #3917 in Mechanics | Relativity for vicente

Question #3917
Explain why Galilean transformation do not hold good for light.
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Expert's answer
2011-08-11T06:15:32-0400
Galilean transformation can not be used for speeds which are similar to light speed, since the simple vector adding is used in it, therefore the resulting speed can be more than speed of light; it's impossible. You should use relativistic formulas.

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