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Translation (physics)

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In physics, a translation is the operation changing the positions of all objects according to the formula

<math>(x,y,z) \to (x+\Delta x,y+\Delta y, z+\Delta z)<math>

where <math>(\Delta x,\Delta y,\Delta z)<math> is a constant vector. Such an operation can be generalized to other coordinates, for example the time coordinate.

Because of Noether's theorem, the translational symmetry is equivalent to momentum conservation.

See also

Template:Physics-stubde:Translationsbewegung sl:Translacija

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