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Special relativity - length contraction

Show simple item record Ceperley, Peter 2011-07-10T16:31:22Z 2011-07-10T16:31:22Z 2011-07-10T00:00:00Z
dc.description This animation requires Adobe flash en_US
dc.description.abstract This animation illustrates a thought experiment in the derivation of transforms for special relativity. This particular animation shows that lengths parallel to the motion must contract in order to be consistent with the speed of light being constant, independent of the viewer's reference frame.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Physics en_US
dc.subject special relativity en_US
dc.subject length contraction en_US
dc.subject Technical animation en_US
dc.title Special relativity - length contraction en_US
dc.type Animation en_US

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