# Maxwell equations invariant under Lorentz transformation but not Galilean transformations

Why Maxwell equations are not invariant under Galilean transformations, but invariant under Lorentz transformations? What is the deep physical meaning behind it?

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Are you looking for an explicit demonstration of these properties, or what....I mean, that set of equation simple has those mathematical properties. It's sort of like asking why a square ninety degree angles and not sixty degree one. The deep physical meaning is that physics is Einsteinian and not Galilean. –  dmckee Sep 11 '12 at 0:52

The simplest answer is that Galilean transformations do not preserve the invariance of light's speed but Lorentz transformations do. Are you looking for something deeper?

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