Frame of reference
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The frame of reference refers to a set of assumptions, ideas and standards that form a viewpoint from which philosophical, religious and other ideas may be evaluated
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In physics
In physics, a frame of reference (or reference frame) may refer to a coordinate system used to represent and measure properties of objects such as their position and orientation. It may also refer to a set of axes used for such representation.
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Particular frames of reference in common use
- International Terrestrial Reference Frame
- International Celestial Reference Frame
- In fluid mechanics, Lagrangian and Eulerian specification of the flow field
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Other frames
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See also
- Analytical mechanics
- Applied mechanics
- Cartesian coordinate system
- Centrifugal force
- Centripetal force
- Classical mechanics
- Coriolis force
- Curvilinear coordinates
- Cylindrical coordinate system
- Dynamics (physics)
- Fictitious force
- Frenet-Serret formulas
- Galilean invariance
- General relativity
- Generalized coordinates
- Generalized forces
- Inertial frame of reference
- Kinematics
- Lorentz transformation
- Mach's principle
- Orthogonal coordinates
- Principle of relativity
- Special relativity
- Spherical coordinate system
- Theory of relativity
- Toroidal coordinates
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