Definition of Lorentz contraction in English:

Lorentz contraction

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  • another term for FitzGerald contraction.
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    • George FitzGerald was a brilliant mathematical physicist who today is known by most scientists as one of the proposers of the FitzGerald - Lorentz contraction in the theory of relativity.
    • If this is correct, then presumably the combination of Newtonian mechanics with the Lorentz contraction would yield predictions in circumstances in which special relativity would remain mute.
    • The paper discusses the problem of the Lorentz contraction in accelerated systems, in the context of the special theory of relativity.

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