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Lorentz contraction and dimensionality of reality

Petkov, Vesselin (2002) Lorentz contraction and dimensionality of reality. [Preprint]

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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 microscopic level to be a four-dimensional world represented by Minkowski spacetime.


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Petkov, Vesselin
Keywords: Lorentz contraction, Minkowski spacetime.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Vesselin Petkov
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2002
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2015 15:15
Item ID: 715
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/715

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