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  Term: Galilean Invariance
  Definition: Principle which states that the fundamental laws of physics are the same in all inertial (uniform-velocity) frames of reference. When applied to Newtonian mechanics and the laws of electricity and magnetism, one can derive the special theory of relativity - especially if one is Einstein!

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