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1

define an inertial frame of reference

frame of reference that moves with constant velocity relative to the absolute space frame

2

define an event

something that happens in the universe

3

what is the general coordinate form for spacetime

(x, y, z, t)

4

what is the only thing we can assume about an event with spacetime coordinates in an arbitrary reference frame

the event is real

5

what does Galilean transformations assume and what physics concept does it not work with

All observers in inertial frames will agree length of objects
This doesn't work with special relativity