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 From a group theoretic perspective,​ Thomas precession occurs because Lorentz boost do not commute. For example, we have  From a group theoretic perspective,​ Thomas precession occurs because Lorentz boost do not commute. For example, we have 
 $$[K_y,​\,​K_x] = i\,J_z \, .$$ $$[K_y,​\,​K_x] = i\,J_z \, .$$
-  ​+The rotation that we get by combining boosts is known as a Wigner rotation.
  
  
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