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Lorentz contraction

Syllabification: Lo·rentz con·trac·tion

Definition of Lorentz contraction in English:

noun

Physics
The shortening of a moving body in the direction of its motion, especially at speeds close to that of light.
Example sentences
  • 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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