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Lorentz contraction and dimensionality of reality

Petkov, Vesselin (2002) Lorentz contraction and dimensionality of reality. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    The purpose of this paper is to show that the Lorentz contraction of a rod is possible only if the rod’s world path is a real four-dimensional object. This result demonstrates that special relativity does require reality at the macroscopic level to be a four-dimensional world represented by Minkowski spacetime.


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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Lorentz contraction, Minkowski spacetime
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: Vesselin Petkov
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2003
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 1203
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1203

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